It’s not uncommon to find people who are passionate about smoking hookah. These individuals enjoy the socializing, the taste, and the experience of smoking hookah. However, there is one thing that can ruin your experience: a bad taste in your mouth. This article will show you how to make sure you never have this problem again by exploring different ways to keep your mouth tasting fresh while you smoke.

The basics of hookah smoking

To start smoking hookah, you need to have the appropriate equipment. You will need a hookah bowl or base, fill it with water, then add your shisha tobacco. You want to have enough water that the smoke has something to pass through before it gets sent up the tube and goes into your mouth. Using waterpipes is a great way to make sure you cool down the smoke before it gets to your mouth. Once the water in your base is heated up, and shisha is hit with charcoal and steeped in its juices (which can be called “the magic of hookah”), this is when you should start smoking.

While it might seem fairly simple, some pointers can help if you want to get the most out of your hookah sessions. This guide will show how to make sure you have a fresh-smelling breath, even if you are using flavored shisha tobacco.

How to make your hookah taste better

To get the best flavor from your shisha, you should store it in a dry place. If any of your shishas has been stored in a humid area, then it will be difficult to get that fresh taste out of it. When you purchase your shisha, make sure you go somewhere with good ventilation and a clean-smelling interior. If you don’t, the smell will get absorbed by your shisha and cause it to lose its flavor.

A very common complaint among hookah smokers is that their mouth tastes so bad after smoking. To avoid this problem, you should probably focus attention on increasing your oral hygiene. Smoking hookah has the same effect on our bodies as regular tobacco does, it can build up residue in your mouth which causes bad breath. Brush your teeth more frequently and consider using specialized toothpaste and mouthwash for smokers. Tongue scrapers can help remove some residue from your tongue as well. Most importantly, stay hydrated as saliva helps any organic particles travel down your throat instead of your mouth where the bacteria waste teeth and gums, causing tooth decay and bad breath. 

How to clean your hookah

The first step to properly cleaning your hookah is to empty the water from it. You should be doing this after every session so that you have a clean base for your next smoking session. Take apart the different components of your hookah and soak them in a mixture of water and vinegar. After letting them soak for a while, scrub any gunk or residue off of them with a toothbrush. Rinse your pieces in clear water and let them air dry before putting them back together.

Adding ice to your hookah

Ice can be an excellent addition to the flavor of your shisha, especially if you are using mint flavors or other sweeteners that leave behind an aftertaste. You can add a few ice cubes directly to the hookah bowl before you start smoking, or put some in your water base if it is big enough. Many flavors are elevated by having an extra cooling sensation from the ice, and this leads to a more pleasurable experience for everyone who wants to try it.

Popular flavors of shisha tobacco

One of the most popular flavors for shisha is strawberry, which can have a sweeter taste without being harsh on your throat. Mint is another popular flavor that creates a cooling sensation when you inhale it, and this is why so many people choose to add ice cubes to their hookahs when they smoke. You also might want to try flavors like peach, blueberry, or vanilla. Making your hookah taste better might take a little bit of preparation, but it can make all the difference when you are smoking with friends. Follow these tips to have the best-tasting smoke sessions possible.

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From buying shisha tobacco in a clean location that has good ventilation to soaking your pieces in water with vinegar before scrubbing them down with a toothbrush, there are many different tricks for making sure your sessions are always enjoyable. The next time you smoke with friends, try adding ice cubes or some salt into the mix! If you’re looking for more ways to get an edge on smoking competitions or just trying new flavors from around the world, do some research and have fun.

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