Not only is buying good shisha tobacco important for a great taste, but charcoal is also a large factor.
Real wood coal (not forbid charcoal cooking Barbeque briquettes) but the special¬† natural coals available are really good. Some are from olive trees, some lemon wood. Mainly brought from Jordan by Smoking-Hookah.com are so fine.
¬†It takes time to burn them and wait until they arered hot, but its good to think about. Cheap charcoals just ruin any shisha flavour. I ran out of coals so I ran down to buy some nearby . They are made in Nazareth, Israel. Ruined the taste, and left a horrible feeling in my mouth. I usually¬† try to buy¬†Soex¬†¬† from India, the same company that sells the herbal non tobacco shisha.They burn quickly, don’t expload and¬† just a tiny bit of smoke rather quickly burnt so I don’t have to run outside to¬† burn them.
I recently found some terrific quick lighting coals in Jerusalem at a store I often go to.Funny, no name on the packs.Just wrapped well in heavy aluminum foil. The owner said that they are natural wood quick lites. But to be sure I bought 2 big packs of Soex, and 4 of the unamed kindwhich had 10 in a foil.Wow.They are lighter than Soex in weight, burn 90 minutes and¬† now I can taste the shisha again. The Soex also stay lit for a very long time, 75 minutes of heavy puffing.(Their website says 60, but I puff heavy and still they go easily 75)
They only sell in very large bulk to companies, but Smoking-Hookah.com has!
Just don’t buy cheap coals and say that the shisha is baaaad.