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What Shisha Tobacco and Coals do Hookah Lounges Use?

What Shisha Tobacco and Coals do Hookah Lounges Use?

By Amir / April 29, 2024

What Shisha and Coals do Hookah Lounges Use?

Hookah Pipe Collection in dimly lit hookah lounge Ever wondered what shisha tobacco and coals hookah lounges use? Tell us if this sounds familiar: you go to a hookah lounge, you have a great time, but when you get home your hookah doesn’t feel like it hits quite the same way as it does at the lounge. It could be the flavor, or the intensity, or the heat, or any number of things affecting the quality of your at home smoke session. So you wonder, what hookah charcoals and shishas are your favorite lounges using? Today we want to answer that question so you can make your at home session the best it can be.

Hookah Coals in Lounges: What the Pros Use

Hookah Coals glowing red on fire Hookah lounges use a variety of different types and brands of hookah coals, from Three Kings to CocoVapor and everything in between. The main two types of hookah charcoal are Quick Light Charcoal and Coconut Charcoal.

Quick Light Charcoal

The most popular quick lighting charcoal used in lounges is Three Kings Charcoal. This seems like an easy choice for most lounges as Three Kings is one of the original quick lighting coals. Three Kings Charcoal is known for quality. It is odorless and tasteless so it will not interfere with the flavor of your tobacco. This allows lounges to offer their customers the cleanest and most efficient smoking experience possible.

Coconut Charcoal

A lot of hookah lounges use coconut coals because they offer the most natural smoking experience. Coconut charcoal contains zero quick lighting chemicals or additives. These hookah coals are heated over a coal burner until they are glowing hot and ready for your smoking session. The biggest charcoal brands lounges use are CocoNara and CocoVapor, depending on where you are in the states. Both brands carry a high quality all natural coconut coal that is sure to bring just the right amount of heat with no extra flavors to interfere with your smoking experience.

Shisha You'll Find in Every Hookah Lounge

Hookah Bowls Packed with Shisha Tobacco Since there are too many shishas used in lounges worldwide to list them all here, today we are going to focus on the top 3 used most often in hookah lounges. These include Al Fakher, Mazaya, and Starbuzz tobaccos. Whether you are a long time hookah enthusiast or someone who is just starting out, you will be sure to recognize these brands.

Al Fakher Shisha

Al Fakher has been in the game for over 20 years and has long been the most popular shisha on the market. With incredible flavors and a high-quality smoke, Al Fakher tobacco is a staple in many hookah lounges. Al Fakher is quick to get started - you can start smoking right after putting your coals over the hookah foil. You will get the best smoking experience with a standard pack in a phunnel bowl, sprinkling in your tobacco up to the rim and then gently patting down until all the stray leaves are smoothed out. It is best to start with 2-3 coals depending on the size of your bowl. Be careful not to overpack the bowl or add more coals too quickly. Too much heat can make your flavor harsh and unpleasant. Be sure to check out their most popular flavors: Double Apple and Mint.

Mazaya Tobacco

Mazaya has been in business for close to 10 years and while they are still young, they have brought a great quality product to the hookah scene. You can expect a high-quality smoking experience with Mazaya, made with all French imported tobacco and glycerin. Mazaya is best experienced in a phunnel bowl with a standard pack, again you're going to want to sprinkle your tobacco up to the rim of your bowl and gently pat down until smooth. It is not a very heat sensitive tobacco, so you can start with 2-3 coals depending on bowl size for good heat and a slow burn. If you want to try Mazaya we suggest their Lemon Mint and Double Apple Bahraini flavors, you won’t be disappointed!

Starbuzz Shisha Tobacco

Starbuzz hookah tobacco has been around for quite some time. After being in business for over 15 years, Starbuzz is very popular in lounges and has a flavor for everyone. Starbuzz performs best with a fluff pack in a phunnel bowl. You will want to sprinkle in your tobacco up to the rim, but this time we aren’t going to pat it down. Starbuzz is a fairly heat sensitive tobacco, so make sure you don't pack over the rim. We suggest you start with 2 coals to give your tobacco time to heat up before adding any more heat. If you enjoy Starbuzz, be sure to check out Blue Mist and Pirates Cave if you haven’t already. If you are looking for something new be sure to try Safari Melon Dew - it isn’t as popular but it definitely should be! All of these products are available today at!

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