Smoking is a habit, once caught it is really hard to get rid of. Smoking is detrimental to the body and so there are alternatives that one can take us as an alternative. Hookah is one of the alternatives to smoking. It isn’t exactly harmless but it is considered lesser of the two evils.
Hookah has become popular with the youth, teens and young adults have been flocking to hookah bars for years now. There are different type of hookah’s you find and non-tobacco hookahs are picking up steam. We have reviewed the 3 best non tobacco hookahs for you so you know exactly what to try when you go to your favorite hookah bar.
Hydro Herbal Shisha
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Cost:$
Hydro Herbal Shisha has been leading the industry when it comes to tobacco and nicotine-free hookah smoke. Instead of tobacco they use an herbal alternative. Their recipe is a secret, however many believe that bagasse, sugar cane fibre, is used as a base for the shisha.
For our review, we tested two flavors Hydro offers, pineapple and raspberry. The cut of both the shisha was similar, it looked like fine grass in molasses. Both smelled exactly like their respective fruits, however the pineapple scent was slightly stronger. When we tested it out, we got a lot of flavor from both. Hydro Herbal Shisha really packs on the flavor, leaves you with the feeling of almost as if you just had the fruit. The best part about it, the hookah is buzz free. All in all, the hookah is great you get all the pleasure of smoking without the tobacco plus the richness of flavor is an added bonus. Hydro Herbal Shisha has countless fruit and other flavors, so you will surely figure out a few or more to your liking.
Wide-variety of flavors
Strong smell and flavor
Produces a lot of smoke
SoeX Herbal Molasses
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 Cost:$
Made from sugar cane extracts and herbs, the SoeX Herbal Molasses is definitely a hookah you should try. Since many cities are now banning tobacco hookahs, non tobacco hookahs are becoming ever more popular. SoeX has made sure that the flavor and feeling remain the same as tobacco hookah without actually containing any tobacco or nicotine.
SeoX Herbal Molasses is fine grass cut in molasses, like Hydro. We tried the chocomint flavored hookah and must admit it had a kick to it. The smoke was full of flavor and fragrance, but we felt it burned out a little quicker than we were expecting. It also left sort of a bland aftertaste in our mouth and the room smelled of mint afterwards, which wasn’t too bad. Overall, SoeX Herbal Molasses was filled with flavor, however the aftertaste it left wasn’t really that appealing. If you aren’t careful with the charcoal, it can burn a lot quicker than you expect, so monitor that closely as you enjoy the wide-variety of flavors of SoeX Herbal Molasses.
Smells good and leaves a nice scent
Leaves a bland aftertaste
Heaven Leaf Teabacco Shisha
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 Cost:$
Heaven Leaf Teabacco Shisha brings two addictions in to one, drinking tea and smoking, well sort of. Made with a base of tea leaf, Heaven Leaf Teabacco Shisha is 100% tobacco and nicotine-free. It uses natural black tea leaves and infuses it with flavor and glycerine so it is full of flavor. The tea leaf also adds a subtle hint of tea to the flavor which is good if you like tea.
Heaven Leaf Teabacco Shisha has over 41 flavors ranging from aromatic, fruity, to sweet. We tried their cotton candy flavor and it truly felt like we were eating cotton candy. It also had a fragrance of vanilla, blueberry, and raspberry which blended well leaving us wanting more. It produced a lot of smoke, that can be contributed to the use of vegetable glycerine in the hookah. Overall, the hookah was good. Just the texture of the product wasn’t as appealing as the Hydro or Soex.
Full of flavor
Hint of tea, if you like tea
Wide-range of flavors
Hint of tea, if you don’t like tea
Texture of the mixture wasn’t as fine as we would have liked
So with that we end our list. Hookahs are a fun alternative to smoking and you can easily find the brands we reviewed in a local hookah bar near you. When smoking hookah please be aware there are a few risks, even with non-tobacco hookahs. It may be less harmful than smoking but studies have shown that it can still be a cause of cancer and other lung problems. So please smoke with caution.