Amount Purchased: 50g
How is it Packaged: Tin can and a single, thin plastic bag.
First Impression Smell: Perfect strawberry smell. Not candied and not artificial.
Shisha Feel: Look and feel of social smoke or Starbuzz tobacco, but very juicy like fumari or more so.
Bowl: Sahara Vortex
Foil: Social Smoke Heavy Duty
Wind Cover: Social Smoke tall wind cover
Type of Coals and Amount: 3 Starlights extra large
Clouds: HUGE, I call them "The Dragon"
Flavor: Strawberry with nothing else added to it.
I couldn't smoke this one the night that I purchased it as I was traveling through North Carolina on my way to Myrtle Beach. I couldn't smoke the night that I arrived so I spent 2 days smelling the tin until I was able to smoke.
When I opened the tin I noticed the very strong strawberry smell that came out of the bag. My thoughts were: "My god if this tastes as well as it smells then I'm in heaven".
The second thing I noticed was all the juice in the bag. I've never had fumari, but I'm sure this is just as wet or wetter.
I also noticed that the tobacco is very red like Al Fahker but a brighter red.
So when it came time to setup the bowl, I had to use some paper towels to clean my hands because it really was very juicy. My hand was coated in red juice and I had to make sure to wipe the bowl from the excess juices.
The smoke was great. It lasted a long time. It didn't die down with a second round of coals. It didn't get harsh. It probably could have handled a third round of coals.
My impression was look and feel of social smoke or starbuzz, smell of a very fruity and earthy Naklah, and taste stronger than Naklah strawberry but not as sweet or candied as Social Smoke strawberry.
I will definitely smoke this one again and often.
CONS: After a few sessions with this shisha I only have two things that I don't like much. The tobacco is really really juicy so even using a vortex, the juices dripped down to the stem. Not a bad thing and I didn't notice until I was done smoking it. The session went better with a funnel bowl but there was still plenty of juices on the grommet when I was done.
The second thing that I didn't like much at all was that because is very wet and sweet, the aftermath on my bowl was a hell of a lot of charred juices caked on all over the ring and the spire, and I still haven't been able to clean it off. I'm sure I'm going to have to take the rough pad of a sponge to try and clean it.
NOTE: when I got home from vacation I was able to take a green sponge to it and clean away the charred juiced caked on the bowl.