Hookah Tobacco Glossary
A waterpipe used for smoking various material including tobacco and sweetened tobacco mixes. Also called nargileh, argileh, shisha and huqqa.
Originating in India, this is a term that sits somewhere in-between the traditional tobaccos that were often sweetened and the shisha blends of today with their fruit and molasses infusions. It is used to refer to both to a tobacco mixture blends fruits or aromatic oils and also tobacco that is only sweetened.
Sometimes written mu'essel. In Arabic this refers to something that is honeyed, in this context a tobacco mixture.
A particular brand of shisha tobacco manufactured in Turkey. It consists of a thick blend of tobaccos, different dried fruits and honey molasses.
Originally used to refer to the actual hookah pipe, now the term is used to refer to the various , often sweetened, tobacco blends available for use in the hookah pipe.
Originally from Latin. The toba is a shorter way of saying tobacco and mel stands for honey, so it is a sweetened tobacco, usually with honey or molasses
Tumbak is tobacco in Turkish.
Tumbako is tobacco in Urdu.
Tumbeki is the Persian word for tobacco.