Best Hookah Tobacco Brands: List of 20 Most Popular Shishas (Review)

Are you looking for the best hookah tobacco brands?

Well, you are at the right place, we have created a list of the top 20 shisha brands that you can find online.

With a good brand you will never again have a bad smoking session, Run through this article and learn a lot about good shishas.

Here’s the List of The Top-Rated Shisha Brands Ever

1. Starbuzz
2. Tangiers
3. Al-Fakher
4. Social Smoke
5. Al-Waha
6. Trifecta
7. Roman
8. Khalil Mamoon
9. Alchemist
10. Nakhla
11.Fumari
12. Fantasia
13. Haze
14. Afzal
15. Hydro Herbal
16. Beamer
17. Mazaya
18. Soex
19. Hookah Fina
20. Shiazo

Bellow, we made a review of each one so you can learn more about these brands.

Starbuzz Tobacco

Description:

Starbuzz was founded in 2005 in the United States, and already in 2006, they began to dominate the hookah market by launching their best-selling flavor ever Blue Mist.

They came out with the most creative flavors not only in the US market, but their name is known all over the world.

For now, on their list, you can find over 120 different flavors and mixes, but Starbuzz also produces one of the best modern hookahs and a variety of smoking-related products.

This brand is especially recommended for beginners as this tobacco is easy to prepare and features a lower percentage of nicotine, except their Vintage line which contains a heavier amount of buzz.

Here’s Starbuzz line of flavors:

Starbuzz Regular line:  This is their first line of flavors, you can recognize the regular or original line by a silver package.

This flavor line contains a lower percentage of nicotine compared to other lines and contains over 100 different flavors.

Starbuzz Bold: 

With the release of the bold line in 2010th, the Starbuzz has shaken the market with even more creative flavors this is something stronger version of washed tobacco.  This line contains over 40 different flavors.

Starbuzz Vintage:

In 2015, another phenomenal line called the Vintage was released.

This time the goal was to make a stronger version form the previous ones, and dark leaf tobacco was chosen for this line.

This is an unwashed version of Starbuzz flavors which means stronger buzz.

Popular Flavors:

Among the most popular tastes is definitely Blue mist, Pirate cave, queen of sex, check out our list of the best Starbuzz flavors as well.

 

Tangiers tobacco

Description:

Tangiers has built a huge reputation in the hookah tobacco market worldwide.

Its manufacturing takes place in California, US. This tobacco variety is especially for experienced smokers and not the hookah beginners.

For the optimum results, Tangiers tobacco needs to be used with a particular bowl style.

Therefore it is highly recommended to use the traditional funnel bowl.

Tangiers tobacco has five different products:

• Tangiers Birquq (m line collection ):

Tangiers Birquq is a fresh introduction and a new kind of shisha which has lower nicotine concentration and provides remarkable and long-lasting flavors.

If you want to get very first experience in the Tangiers domain, then Birquq is a great choice.

It is similar to other unwashed tobacco brands and offers over 30 unique flavors.

 

• Tangiers noir (or Black):  Categorised in an original line, Noir is unwashed tobacco and provides very strong smoke.

The concentration of nicotine in Noir is medium which falls between Birquq and Burley tobacco.

It must be kept inside an airtight container for long-lasting flavor. This Noir variety comes with over 50 different flavors.

 

Tangiers Burley:  Similar to the Tangiers Birquq, Burley is a recent addition to the Tangiers category and a treat for the smokers as it created big clouds.

Because of the highest nicotine content, this one has an even stronger aroma than the earlier two Tangiers.

As compared to all the Tangiers line, Burley comes with a dense but very limited list of flavors.

 

Tangiers F-line:  The F-line is a discontinued version in the Tangiers category.

It is regarded as the traditional Tangiers tobacco popularized for the bigger clouds and heavy hitting hookah smokes. F-line is caffeine-infused hookah tobacco.

In the year 2009, it was discontinued due to its wet nature and decline in demands.

But later on with its launch with limited flavors, its gained popularity within a few people.

Tangiers Lucid:  The Lucid line is discontinued after the launch of Tangiers Birquq.

It has the lowest level of nicotine than any other in Tangiers family. However, this shisha is rarely available among the avid hookah fanatic.

Popular flavors:  Among the Tangiers, most popular flavors are: Cane Mint, Kashmir Peach, Horchata.

Al Fakher Tobacco

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Description:

Al-Fakher is one of the oldest and most popular shisha brands. Inspired by traditional shisha this world-renowned brand coming from the United Arab Emirates.

In the UAE, this is one of the most represented brands and is well-known throughout the world due to the quality smoking experience.

Since 1999 They are at the very top of the competition, which should not be a surprise in addition to their many years of experience.  

You can use Al-Fakher shisha in any type of bowls, it is practical and easy to use, which is especially good for beginners who don’t want to complicate things about the preparation and they would like a bit of a buzz. Their shisha belongs to the list of juiciest shishas on the market.

 

Al-Fakher line of flavors: From 2014 on the already phenomenal list of flavors they released a new line called Al-Fakher special edition.

The goal of this line of flavors was: More clouds of smoke, more juiciness, and long-lasting bowls.

With this line, there were 20 new tastes, and in my opinion, the best among them are, Hot Ice, Orange Cocktail, Fun time.

Popular flavors: The brand from the Middle East can boast with the perfect and full flavors of traditionally made shisha best rated among them are AF Mint, AF bubble gum, AF grape with mint. Here you can find  more about best Al-Fakher flavors,

 

Social Smoke

Description:
Social Smoke is regarded as among the premium hookah tobacco which stood firm in the cutthroat competition in the hookah market and steadily gained popularity. This brand was handcrafted in the USA in the year 2003.

However, the distribution was quite underperformed as the hookah lovers were addicted to other hookah tobacco brands. However, the makers decided to make their own recipe.

Fortunately in the year 2006, Social Smoke received the first container order from Egyptian Hookah manufacturer.

Between the year 2006 to 2010, it imported around 80,000 hookah products, thus becoming the largest importer of hookah in the USA.

Furthermore, Social Smoke is among the tobacco with the lowest level of nicotine.

 

Popular flavors: Unlike the shisha tobacco from Jordan, Egypt or other Middle East countries, this tobacco brand created its own flavors from scratch.

The makers wanted to create some flavors that had not been tested in the hookah market.

For the smokers, Pear chills became hugely popular and many other popular flavors are on the list.

They are made from unwashed tobacco leaves with no artificial dye and preservatives.

Moreover, it comes with 65 unique flavors that never disappoints its customers like absolute zero, arctic lemon, Baja blue, banana foster. etc.

Al-Waha

Description:

Al-Waha hookah tobacco is among the best hookah tobacco brands in the world.

Produced in the heart of Jordan, this shisha tobacco is considered as the first choice among experienced as well as beginner smokers.

Al-Waha is made from premium French tobacco leaves that creates fat clouds.

So for the starters, this shisha tobacco is the best buy if you like better and bigger smoke with variant flavors.

 

Popular flavors: You can enjoy the flavors of Al-Waha at a very reasonable price.

The manufacturers of Al-Waha are well aware of the smoker’s choice.

It offers a unique blend of flavors like no other brands like Pan Rasna, ice cream, arctic blueberry.

 

Trifecta

Description:
Trifecta hookah tobacco is among the latest and best hookah tobacco brands promising the flavourful and cloudy session for the smokers.

The Trifecta tobacco leaves come in dark and golden colors. Manufactured in the USA, this brand made a great impression with its initial release in 2015.

Unlike many other shisha tobaccos, this one doesn’t need to be tightly packed. The hookah smokers can use funnel bowls or the Egyptian bowl for the dense aromatic sessions.

 

Popular flavors: The manufacturers of Trifecta hookah tobacco claims that their flavors have secret ingredients that have never been tested or known in the hookah market.

For example Green apple-Cinnamon- spices, Melon blend- peach, Ice Mint- Sweet Cinnamon, Lemon-Lime, Earl Grey.

 

 Romman

Description:
If you are asking for the hookah tobacco brand which is famous among the celebrities, then this is it. Roman shisha tobacco stands opposite to Al-Waha brand in the heart of Jordan since 1999.

It has intense and long lasting royal flavor and undeniably the finest smoking tobacco in the hookah market. It smells great, tastes great and also delivers juicy smoke rings.

The ingredients of Roman doesn’t contain artificial flavoring substances, dyes or tar. Instead, natural tobacco leaves, glycerine, honey are used. The nicotine content in Roman is in the standard ratio that is 0.5%.

 

Popular flavors:

Roman comes in a wide array of fruity and spicy flavors at an unbeatable price.

It includes more than 50 varieties which ensure thick clouds and rich flavor.

The flavors include almond, apple cinnamon, banana, cocktail, Liquorice, cola, spearmint etc.

 

 Khalil Mammon

Description:
Khalil Mamoon is the world-renowned manufacturer of hookah apparatus as well as the hookah tobacco.

Their history of hookah business dates back to the 19th century from Cairo, Egypt.

For 2 centuries, they have maintained their curiosity and popularity among the smokers offering a wide array of both traditional as well as modern flavors.

They stand out among the competitors of the best hookah tobacco brands by making their products both standard grade and affordable.

Some brands deliver their premium flavors at an unreasonable price. If you are the one who wants to get that superior taste, Khalil Maamoon is for you. It is preferable for both experienced as well as the starters.

Khalil Maamoon maintains its age-old tradition in developing their distinct array of flavors without compromising the quality.

Made from pure honey, glycerine, secret molasses of Khalil Maamoon and natural flavor extracts, you will get lost in the details of its pleasing flavor and feel the heavenly pleasure of hookah smoking.

Popular flavors: Unlike the other brands, whatever fruit flavor you desire is available here.

According to the seasons, it offers refreshing products. The California Dream is said to feel quite refreshing during the hot summer days.

The Cactus lime is another refreshing flavor one will definitely like to use repeatedly. Others such as Ice cream blueberry, vanilla are also among the famous picks.

 

Alchemist Shisha

Description:
The competition for hookah tobacco became more intense after the launch of Alchemist shisha.

This variant is originated from San Diego, California and it is quite different from any other brands in the US hookah market.

Most of the manufacturing process of Alchemist tobacco is manually done in small sections. They intend to deliver an earthy essence to smokers.

So they keep the tobacco leaves in oak bourbon whiskey barrels for a couple of months in order to get a new elementary taste while smoking.

 

Variants of Alchemist:

Alchemists are among the best hookah tobacco brands delivering you exotic tobacco in 4 different variants:

Alchemist KFC: It stands out as Kentucky fire curing process which utilizes the Burley tobacco leaves by hanging the leaves in a non-traditional curing barn that deliver smoky flavor.

Alchemist stout: The tobacco used is sun-grown dark leaf which is also used in premium cigars. It has a high concentration of nicotine and dark and bold taste.

Alchemist Straight: This is a new line of hookah tobacco in the Alchemist brand. It delivers single note flavors to its users with additional sweetness.

Alchemist Original: It comes in a bourbon barrel tobacco line and utilizes high quality leaves grown in France. It is stored in the barrels for 60 days to give a new dimension to flavors.

Popular flavors:

Alchemist Original: Apple dulce, bourbon barrel berry, Russian mule, Blood moon savage

Alchemist KFC: Moonshine mint, Grapefruit mash, Old country lime, Peaches and cream

Alchemist Stout: Double Apple, black moon melon, black bear, stone mint

Alchemist Straight: Lime mint, strawberry, blueberry-cinnamon.

  Nakhla Tobacco

 

Description:

Nakhla is an Egyptian company based in Cairo, they have been producing shisha since 1913.

They are one of the best but also the oldest shisha manufacturing companies.

Thanks to their quality, their finest shisha tobacco has remained, until today.

At the very top of the manufacturer, Nakhla now has over 50 flavors in production and distributes them over 5 different product lines.

In March of 2013, Nakhla became a subsidiary of Japan Tobacco Inc. Nakhla will definitely give you the most lovely experience of old hookah lovers.

From this unwashed shisha, you can expect a strong buzz, this is one of the strongest tobacco on the market.

 

Product lines:

Nakhla line: This is the first line of Nakhla flavors called original line. This is dry tobacco compared to juicy Starbuzz, it contains a higher amount of nicotine but typically for unwashed shisha.

The cut is large, so do not be surprised, because of the many stems in tobacco.

Nakhla Line Popular Flavors: In addition to their double-apple icon, there are also apricot, banana, cherry, coconut.

 

Scheherazade is something between the Mizo line and the original line, but the flavors are stronger and unique than those two lines.

This line characterized by strong taste, dry tobacco, and a good amount of buzz.

It can be said that the cut is smaller than the other Nakhla product lines.

 

Scheherazade Popular Flavors: Cardamom, Chocomin,  Earl Grey, Margarita, Tropicana.

 

Nakhla Mix line is the answer to the competitor’s modern shisha production. it is still unwashed tobacco, but it is also much juicier and tastier than the others shishas in their line.

Nakhla Mix is actually two lines. One is Nakhla Mix, which incorporates mixes of the Mizo line and the other is Nakhla Ice Mix which is distinctive flavors with a mint.

 

Nakhla mix Popular flavors are: Cosmopolitan, Flames, Ice Lemon Mint.

 

El Basha: There is no much difference between the original line and El Basha, the cut is typically large, the amount of nicotine is the same, the only difference is that El Basha has a mild flavor compared to the original line.

El Basha Popular flavors:

There are several flavors from this line but my pick is Caramel, Cappuccino.

Mizo: Egyptians have a rich history in hookah and tobacco industries.

And so Mizo is reigning the hookah market since 1913 with its exotic offering with a variety of tobacco flavors.

It is a very common brand in the hookah market since Mizo is a line from the Nakhla hookah tobacco.

Mizo is relatively juicier than the drier versions of Nakhla original line.

With moistness, it delivers strong taste and puffed smoke. It is recommended for beginners and experienced as well.

Mizo Popular flavors: Mizo Nakhla offers a wide array of fruity flavors like Apple, mint, Mizo watermelon,  grape,  blueberry, and lemon.

 

 Fumari Tobacco

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Most people ordering Fumari these days because they have to offer really good flavors, taste and smoke all in one.

Fumari is sweat in taste and with their standard flavors, it will not be a problem to mix them with any other flavors or to enjoy them in particular.

It will arrive in the zip-lock bag, which is perfect for keeping your tobacco.

Fumari is a light smoke with great flavors, they don’t really kick you off your feet but are still very pleasant.

The smoke of Fumari is very thick and look like a dream, it’s a little bit pricey but we think it’s definitely worth it.

This is for smoking experts that like to enjoy good tastes, as well as for those who just go with smoking shisha and need a little weaker tobacco for their needs.

It burns for two or more hours, depending on how you packed it, which coals and bowls you use, but for sure this is one of the top-rated shisha brands.

We highly recommend Fumari.

 Fantasia Tobacco

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Fantasia is another one on our ultimate list that is absolutely tobacco and nicotine free. Comes with a ziplock packing which is also recommended for the reason that such keeping keeps the smell and flavor.

Natural composition and offer over 20 different tastes that you can choose. We have to mention that it smells better than tastes, but that’s not a reason to miss this thing. You will be guaranteed to enjoy in various tastes and huge clouds to make.

The price is really low compared to product quality. We believe that it will delight every beginner as well as people who have long since started to enjoy the world of hookahs.

There is a very large number of satisfied users, and among other things, this is the reason why it was found on our list of the best hookah tobacco brands.

 Haze Tobacco

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Haze is very popular and it’s made in the United States. Comes in a wonderful package with very different tastes. It’s a bit wet compared to others and its well-received heat so we recommend you to exceed the rate when you start charging your hookah, it’s not the weed already one of the top shisha brands.

They have been on the market for some time, they offer quite good tastes, big clouds of smoke and it’s a quite relaxing thing. Whichever taste you like, Haze will surely satisfy your needs. It’s a little bit cheaper than the rest, but it does not mean it’s even worse.

Many people really enjoy taking Haze. It’s not just about flavors but also about the whole experience you’ll feel when you put Haze in your hookah.

They are ranked at the very top when it comes to competition and you will have divine experiences that you will surely recommend to your friends.

Haze was found on our list of hookah tobacco brands because it has met all the criteria to recommend you and there is definitely no mistake when it comes to this brand.

Afzal

Description:

Afzal tobacco is among the top choice for connoisseurs as it provides flavored tobacco molasses.

This brand of shisha tobacco was originated in the North Western part of India around 2002.

The nicotine content in Afzal hookah tobacco is very low, about 0.5%.

 

Popular flavors: Afzal hookah tobacco is well known for its strong Pan aroma which makes every hookah lover crave for this brand.

Specially Pan Raas, Bombay Pan Masala, Grape Pan twist, Coco Pan and Kesar pan are the list of popular flavors among the smokers.

Hydro Herbal Tobacco

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You certainly will not remain indifferent if you want healthy smoking because the Hydro herbal is absolutely tobacco and nicotine free.

It’s a little bit cheaper and burns quicker than shishas with tobacco, but it’s a good substitute for those who don’t want nicotine.

We are sure that you will enjoy everything that this product offers.

Totally natural staff and recommended for use almost for everyone.

Hydro, each has its own color and scents really fantastic.

It is available in various flavors and packs, they take care of the strong taste and also a powerful experience for everyone who uses it.

At a very good price, you will get everything you need to enjoy.

Usually, herbal shisha loses its scent, but that is not the case with Hydro Herbal.

We definitely recommend it if you don’t want nicotine in your lungs.

Beamer Tobacco

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Relatively new to the world of hookah, originated in the US and for a relatively short time, they managed to break into quite a lot of big competition on the market.

It comes in an airtight bag inside which is especially good for keeping freshness, awesome aroma lasted a long time, safe for use because it is completely natural.

The advantage over other herbal shishas are large clouds and a very pleasant scent that will cover your room, delusions all in your house and your friends will ask for more.

We must say that it burns a bit faster, for this reason, fill up your bowl to the end.

We do not see the reason why this thing would not be found on our list of the best hookah tobacco brands.

For your money, you get much more than you expect and we strongly recommend this pure nature.

 Mazaya Tobacco

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Really great Mazaya guaranteed to wake you up with a sense of satisfaction.

We never had a bad experience with this brand.

Another one on the list to go for because they come in quality packaging and top tastes that you will adore.

They tend to be a bit light and it’s very good for the beginners and also for the veterans who want something weaker for a change.

Quality is truly guaranteed.

Clouds are surprisingly large, very creative flavors and in most cases a good smell when opening the packaging, which will make Mazaya become your new brand.

The price is really correct in terms of quality, have a good selection of tastes and completely they can certainly come out proudly on the market with already quite strong competition.

Because of this, they have a well-deserved place on our list of the best hookah tobacco brands.

 Soex Tobacco

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This is also tobacco-free, it seems like it is a tree, but it does not make it a bad choice for someone who is just getting acquainted with the world of hookah.

A very good substitute for those who don’t want nicotine and tobacco on their nerves.

If you are looking for something that will absolutely persuade your friends that you will not kill yourself or kill them then the herbal shisha Is absolutely the right choice.

It is especially good for beginners who are just entering the world of hookah relaxation.

While we thought it was safer than tobacco, there was no such thing as a study to prove it.

For traditional hookah smokers, this will seem like a lite smoke.

As expected, it lacks the buzz and overall ‘mojo’ of tobacco based shishas.

For this reason, it may have special value for those taking their first journey into the world of the hookah.

Hookah Fina

Description:
Similar to the Trifecta hookah tobacco, Hookah Fina products too comes in Golden and Black leaves. The manufacturing unit of this shisha tobacco is based in Los Angeles, US.

It is regarded as the best hookah tobacco brands among the starters. With the numerous choice of elegant flavors, it also offers bigger clouds which is a great treat for beginners. Because of its ease to use for the starters, it is regarded as the best hookah tobacco brand.

Popular flavors: Hookah fina treats its customers with a wide array of flavors in a very reasonable price as compared to its competitors.

Under the black leaves variety, they offer popular flavors like Blackberry peach, Chai latte, Cuban Splash. etc.

You can also enjoy the flavors under golden leaves like blueberry, cantaloupe, chocolate mint, coconut, etc.

 

Shiazo

Description:

If you are an allergen to tobacco or don’t want to get in its addiction, then Shiazo shisha is the best alternative for you.

You can enjoy your hookah without the traditional smoky tobacco. If you are thinking about the nicotine, your guess is true.

There is no nicotine content as well as no sugar molasses or artificial dyes in this brand. Furthermore, many people claim that using Shiazo is not smoking.

In response to the bans on indoor hookah smoking, a group of German engineers came up with a solution.

They created shisha steam stones which don’t produce smoke at all, however retaining the traditional long lasting hookah experience.

 

How they made Shiazo anyway?

Shiazo shisha steam stones are purely natural rocks.

Due to their porous nature, aromatic fluids and glycerine are injected through the process called Pressure Injection method.

Upon heating with the charcoal, the fluid within boils and consequently steam is produced.

Thus, this steam is cooled by water to give super aromatic and smokeless flavor.

Popular flavors: It comes up with a bunch of smooth and fruity flavors. The best ones among 30 flavors include Chocolate, Pina colada, Cherry, Dragonfruit, Lemon-mint, and Grape-mint.

 

How to choose a good shisha brand?

The best shisha brand is the one that can sustain the longest in our hookah, one of those with a wonderful smell and even better taste and the biggest cloud of smoke which we’ll throw out when we catch that first smoke.

Also, you need to take good hookah flavors from these brands to complete your smoking session.

Depending on whether you prefer natural things or those with nicotine, we have carefully chosen for you the best that you can find on the internet.

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