A new website, starbuzztobaccolawsuits.com, has recently brought to light legal actions taken by the tobacco manufacturer against many competing tobacco producers in the United States. Additionally, other companies have received cease and dessist letters.
In an apparent attempt to stifle the competition, Starbuzz Tobacco has filed for trademarks on many popular names of shisha tobacco. Trademark names won by Starbuzz Tobacco, and included in official court filings against Taqseem Inc, include Passion Kiss, Sex on the Beach, Guava, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Melon, White Peach and Wildberry Mint. A number of trademark …
Baja Blue is closely related to the Starbuzz flavor, Blue Mist. It is a sweet blueberry flavor set atop a light mint sensation. The blueberry taste is a candy caricature of the real thing, but that is not a negative point. The sweetness melds just about perfectly with the mint to create something that isn’t obnoxiously fruity and sweet, but isn’t mild and bland either.
Nakhla Mandarin Orange is a more realistic orange flavor than many other brands. It does indeed taste very much like a Clementine or Orange Cutie. It’s sweet, but not overpowering and only very slightly tart. As is typical for Nakhla tobacco, the natural tobacco flavor does shine through, though it’s a soft undertone in this case.
At first smell, the shisha smells extremely good and very, very sweet. I also detected a but of a tangy smell when smelling the tobacco, perhaps orange or lemon. With two Chronic Hookah coals and one layer of foil, the shisha started to produce amazing smoke and good flavour after 3 – 5 pulls. Unfortunately however, the flavour does not last the whole session and usually leaves about 20 minutes into the session with the Small, and 10 minutes with the Alien. After the flavour leaves, you can continue to smoke the shisha without any flavour but still nice clouds or add a new set of coals to the other side.
Smoking Starbuzz is always a great experience. With two coals and a windcover, this tobacco will start smoking within a pull or two. The clouds that are produced are large, dense and will last about 45 minutes to an hour until new coals will need to be applied. With a Tangiers small phunnel, we were able to achieve sessions from 1 hour and 30 minutes to two hours. If overheated, the flavour will be nice for a short period of period of time but that will disappear quickly and become extremely harsh.
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If you have ever checked out Hookah John‘s website, you will definitely know that he has his own line of hookah hoses. They are amazing and the Narbish Version 4 will soon be hitting the market. In a recent YouTube video, John himself stated that the Narbish version 4 will be out “soon”. It was later posted on Royal Hookah Forum that the Narbish Version 4 would be out in two weeks. The new Narbish is said to have a shorter hose adapter that will accommodate smaller hookahs.
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Dark Peach creates a delicious tension between the dark anis flavor of Two Apples and the authentic sweet flavor of White Peach. The Two Apples cuts the sweetness of the White Peach, bringing to the table a rich earthy, yet still fruity, experience. Because you’re mixing different brands of tobacco, heat management will have to be taken into consideration…
Two Apples has a rich, complex anis flavor. When smoking for the first time, you will likely notice a licorice sensation thanks to the anis. But a more careful examination of the flavor will reveal undertones of spice and cinnamon, mingled with subtle apple tastes. It’s necessary to exhale through both your mouth and nostrils to fully appreciate Two Apples flavor, though either one in isolation is pleasant. As with most anis flavors, the sensation is dark and warming—not refreshing like a real apple.
Nakhla Sweet Melon is a sweet, candy cantaloupe flavor, not a melon blend like the Sweet Melon available from Starbuzz. The aroma and the taste match almost perfectly. The flavor is sweet, but not particularly ‘refreshing’ like the real fruit. The flavor has more of a warming sensation to it. If that’s not your thing, you can counteract this by adding just a hint of Nakhla Mint flavor tobacco. You may find subtle undertones of honey, but I mean very subtle. Sweet Melon is one of the sweeter flavors from Nakhla. Some find it almost sickly sweet, but the majority find that it is a good balance. As with most Nakhla flavors, the natural tobacco taste is present, but well hidden in this flavor.
The aroma and taste of Al Fakher orange is nearly identical. It is crisp, sweet and citrusy. The taste is unmistakably orange, but it is more of a witticism of the real thing. You’ll find it more closely resembles the taste of orange soda than real oranges. There are no other flavors present, or at least obviously so. In this way it is very simple and makes a great tobacco for mixing your own custom flavors.