Smoking Shisha water pipe is an extraordinary experience when visiting the restaurant. For Arabs, this is a relaxation in the first place, which they know how to do and how to enjoy it. They have conversations with friends and drink coffee or tea. The most preferred within Arabs is apple tobacco, Habibi Restaurant also offers grape and mint tobacco and the flavour of a yellow melon or a sour cherry. All kinds of tobacco are of high-quality and are bought in the Near East. Natural charcoal from the wood of a coconut palm and quick-ignite charcoal can be used within the water pipe. There is also a difference in taste, but the most important is the period of smoking. The charcoal burns out approximately after 20-30 minutes, but using the coconut charcoal, you can smoke for a period of one hour. Of course, it also depends on the intensity and the number of people.
The history of Shisha
How was a water pipe created? Where did it appear? The first predecessor of a water pipe was born in India more than 400 years ago known as "hookah". It was a very simple model, which was formed by a carved coconut with drilled hole, where hollow straw of grass was stuck. The principle was more or less the same with the contemporary water pipe. Water pipes were originally used for smoking hashish and later for smoking the clean moist tobacco.
It later spread to surrounding countries. They rather used a carved melon instead of the coconut in Egypt. The famous name "shi-sha" was formed here. It underwent considerable changes in Persia, where the coconut or the melon were replaced by a vase and hosepipes started to be used instead of straws. The final shape was given to the water pipe under the reign of Sultan Murad IV. (1623 –1640). The water pipe reached the peak of its popularity and the rules of smoking were set. It got to Europe at the end of the 19th century or at the beginning of the 20th century.
Water pipes sank into oblivion thanks to busy lifestyles of people. Nowadays, water pipes are again on the rise and have come to fame.