Making your things at home is usually a great idea. If you are interested to prepare your own shisha flavor at home, but find the idea daunting, then this blog post is for you.
You can easily make homemade hookah flavors by mixing tobacco, honey or molasses, glycerin and flavorings, and fruit such as strawberries, apples, mint, etc.
Make shisha flavor at home
You will need the following ingredients, to make hookah flavors at home.
You can make shisha flavor at home, by mixing tobacco leaves with flavorings, glycerin, honey, molasses, and fruits like pomegranate, strawberry, apple, etc.
1) Preparing Tobacco Leaves
To make shisha flavor at home the first thing you need to do is to soak the dried tobacco to rehydrate it well.
Soaking makes tobacco leaves pliable and will remove some amount of nicotine content.
The longer you soak the leaves, the fewer tobacco flavors you’ll get in the final product, this allows you to taste more of the flavor that you want to make, and also more nicotine will be taken out.
2) Strip out the stem and chop the leaves
After you’ve soaked the tobacco to your liking, strain it to remove the water. To avoid harshness, excessive nicotine concentration, and undesirable flavors, strips out all the stems. After you’ve removed the stem, squeeze the tobacco together, and cut it up with a sharp knife.
3) Add honey or Molasses
In this step, add the honey or molasses to the chopped leaves and mix them well. The standard ratio for tobacco and honey/molasses is mostly 3 to 1. However, it depends upon your own choice.
To get optimum consistency, add one gram of honey or molasses for every three grams of dried tobacco. You can add a little bit of water to the mixture so it’s easier to mix.
4) Add glycerin
Glycerin is a compound that is derived from vegetables like palm oils, soy, and coconuts. It is an odorless chemical compound widely used as an additive in cosmetics, medicines, and the food industry.
Glycerin is also used as a sweetener in different food products, it not only sweetens your hookah tobacco but could also make thick hookah clouds.
Add glycerin to the chopped leaves of tobacco to make shisha more flavorful as it acts as a humectant. A humectant is a substance that retains the moisture level of your shisha tobacco and makes it wet for a long time.
5) Bake the tobacco
To take it a step further, bake the tobacco before adding the flavorings to help the glycerin and honey/ molasses seep into the leaves.
If you like, you can also purchase extra flavorings to add to your hookah to make it more tasty and flavorful.
Add additional flavorings only after baking the shisha. Mix the ingredients properly until your mixture gets the right consistency.
6) Keep the shisha overnight
Next, to make the shisha flavor more delicious, keep the shisha for a night in an airtight container and let the shisha properly marinate.
Overnight storing of shisha helps the ingredients to completely mix and blend together.
The next day, if the consistency seems right, get some fun friends, load up a bowl, and enjoy.