What is the history of Shisha & how do you make homemade Ma’asel?


 
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PRESENTER

Adam Hadi

ORIGINAL CITY 

NYC

Original Date

April 12, 2015

Description

There’s not much written history as to exactly when/where Shisha (or Hookah/Narghila/whatever you prefer to call it) originated, but most references date it back to the early 1500’s in Persia/India. It evolved to look much like what we know today around 1900 in Egypt, and in the 1990’s, fruit flavored tobacco (ma’asel) made Shisha much more palatable, and it’s popularity exploded since.

Sources & Future References

Homemade Shisha Ingredients: 

Contact Info

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