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Al Fakher Lemon

Authored by William on 30 May 2010 No Comment


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Cut & Composition

Al Fakher Lemon is a medium-cut, quasi-wet tobacco. Expect to find some medium sized stems mixed among the tobacco.

Price & Quantities Available

  • 50g – $3.25
  • 200g (box) – $9.75
  • $250g – $12.95
  • 1kg – $45.95

Al Fakher tobacco is widely available in local stores that sell hookah supplies. You may find Al Fakher tobacco cheaper in your local store, check to see what is available nearby.

The Set-Up

This review was performed after many smoking sessions, with various hookahs and bowl styles. Most recently it was smoked out of a Khalil Mamoon Pearl hookah with an HJ Alien Mini phunnel bowl.

The Experience

Al Fakher Lemon will easily produce decent clouds, which will bring the flavor along with it, and will smoke an average of an hour to and hour and fifteen minutes. With extra care and attention, you may get longer smoking sessions and denser clouds, but in general, you can expect similar results as other Al Fakher tobacco, which people are likely to enjoy, but probably won’t drop anyone’s jaw.

The Flavor

Lemon is a mild citrus flavor. The aroma betrays the taste in that it smells more like cleaner than something you’d want to smoke, but tastes very different.  Unlike Nakhla’s Lemon flavor, Al Fakher Lemon is much closer to the flavor of a real lemon, but still more of a candy-caricature. You might even compare it to a mild lemon-tea. Lemon is sweet, but not overpowering and it lacks the tartness of a real lemon. The lemon flavor is much more of a lemon sensation that a replication. The natural taste of the tobacco subtly peaks through, though in general, the taste is simple with only a few quiet undertones of tobacco, and the rest lemon. The simplicity and subtlety of the lemon taste makes this a great flavor for mixing.

The Insight

Al Fakher Lemon is not something I typically smoke by itself. The flavor by itself is just a bit too bland. However, it’s far from unsmokeable. Lemon really packs very little punch. It’s neither sweet and exotic, nor bold and refreshing. It just is what it is. However, I almost always keep Al Fakher Lemon on hand because it makes a great mixer. Either in simple mixes like Lemon and Mint, or more complex ones like lemon with Mint and Two Apples, or Lemon with Orange, Mint and Apple.

Who Should Try This Flavor

If you’re looking for an exciting, citrusy lemon flavor, this isn’t going to be the answer. I would sooner recommend Nakhla Lemon for that. However, it’s unlikely very many people will really dislike Al Fakher Lemon—Just like there isn’t much to really fall in love with, there isn’t much to really hate either. I would recommend this flavor to folks who are looking for a lemon that’s true enough and mild enough to mix. I would also recommend this flavor to people who really enjoy a true flavored-tobacco taste that is very mild and doesn’t call much attention to itself.

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