Tonic Shisha was kind enough to send us this tobacco for free to try it out and share our opinions. We always make every effort to review honestly regardless of what means were used to acquire the product. Tonic Shisha Tobacco is available for $18.95 in a 250g tin from Hookah-Shisha.com.
Based on: Flavor: 4.5/5, Smoke:4/5, Resilience: 5/5, Longevity: 4/5
Cut & Composition
Tonic Romance is a “Made in America,” medium cut, moderately juicy tobacco. There are some moderately sized stems, some of which need to be plucked out to avoid any disruption in packing the bowl.
Price & Quantities Available
- 250g – $18.95
Romance has a fairly strong sweet floral scent mixed with a distinct mint. After beginning the session, the tobacco took about 10 minutes to start delivering thick smoke and rich flavor. The session lasted about an hour and forty minutes before the flavor and smoke dropped off sharply.
Romance is a truly elegant blend of floral Jasmine and mint. There are also some subtle citrus flavors, possibly lemon, as well. The mint is sweet, but not overpowering, allowing the floral flavors to really shine through.
Romance is extremely easy to smoke. Nothing about the flavor is overpowering or overly rich. While at first, I personally felt the mint flavor was a bit too strong. Upon subsequent smoking sessions, the balance of flavors actually grew on me quickly.
Who Should Try This Flavor
Romance is an easy party favorite. Most people are likely to enjoy it, even if it’s not their favorite. People who are interested in floral flavors may find this is a great segway. However, fans of more hard-core floral flavors might be a bit disappointed if they’re expecting something fairly strong.