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Ayam Zaman Double Apple

Authored by William on 4 March 2011 No Comment

02-28-11_104333_Ayam Zaman, Double Apple

02-28-11_104343_Ayam Zaman, Double Apple

Full Disclosure

Sahara Smoke 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. Ayam Zaman is available directly from Sahara Smoke for $4.95 in a 50g puck.



Based on: Flavor: 3/5, Smoke:4/5, Resilience: 5/5, Longevity: 4/5

Cut & Composition

Ayam Zaman Double is fairly wet,  though not dripping, and slimy in a medium-short cut dark tobacco. When opening this pack of Ayam Zaman, I did find three very large stems that were extremely disruptive to packing as well as eating up weight that should have gone toward smokeable tobacco. Typically about three sessions come from as ingle puck of Ayam Zaman, in this case, less than a third of the tobacco remained after a single packing in a Vortex bowl. Be cautious when opening to avoid cuts and throwing tobacco everywhere.

Price & Quantities Available

  • 50g – $4.95
  • 500g – $39.95

The Experience

Ayam Zaman Double Apple took a bit longer than is typical for hookah tobacco to start smoking. The richest of flavor and smoke were available after about 15 minutes. The smoke was reasonably thick, though unlikely to impress. The flavor and the smoke lasted the duration of the session—about an hour and twenty minutes.

The Flavor

Ayam Zaman Double Apple, like all double Apple flavors is an anis based flavor which resembles sweet black licorice. Ayam Zaman’s version is significantly more mild than other brands on the market with some clear undertones of the natural tobacco flavor.

The Insight

While I prefer a milder Double Apple flavor, many adore the flavor because of how strong it can be. For a brand that is intended to be very traditional, this Double Apple flavor is distinctly different from the traditional versions on the market.

Who Should Try This Flavor

If you’re new to Double Apple, this may be a good place to start because the flavor is more mild. If you find you like this flavor, you may stick with it, or try one of the stronger versions from Nakhla or Al Fakher.

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