Hookah and Shisha

Hookah device


Depending on who you ask, the origination is a little smoky. Some say in India, others in Persia, and sometime between the 15 and 16th centuries. 

Either way, it is a descendant of ancient Arabic culture that has managed to find its way to infuse itself into Asian, African, and European cultures as well.

Invented as an attempt at a healthier way to smoke due to the added purification of the smoke being water filtered. At the time of invention, the new smoking apparatus quickly became a popular social activity among noblemen, and the hookah device became a symbol of aristocracy and status. 

Shisha Tobacco

Technically, shisha and hookah are interchangeable words. Especially since the Persian word for glass is “shishe” and Hookah is a derivative of the Arabic Hindustani word “huqqa” meaning “casket, bottle, water pipe”.

However, most references to hookah are to the device, or water pipe used and shisha is used for the tobacco that is smoked.

Continue reading to view all brands found at Vape Militia. 

hookah bowl packed with shisa
Foil wrapped hookah bowl with glowing coals
Foil wrapped bowl with glowing coals

Hookah Coals

Little is known about the history or origins of modern hookah coals. Other than that, actual coal was used, and now coconut husk is used to make modern coals.

Anything being lit on fire and then inhaled is not healthy. Although, you do not actually light these types of coals on fire, nor do they touch the tobacco. The intent is to heat the coals until they glow and then place them on foil that covers your bowl. Thus, forming an oven-like experience for your shisha to be baked or vaporized. 

We know from modern dry vaporizers that this form is much less harmful than using an open flame or lighting directly on fire. 

Hookah Shisha Brands

Vape Militia has always prided itself on offering the highest quality product to its members.  As with all products at Vape Militia we price match any local or online shops.

It is to be expected with anything flavored, whether it’s vape, food, drinks or tobacco, what is good is suggestive to the user. We offer 5 of the top brands in the world for shisha tobacco with over 30 flavors in stock we definitely have something for everyone.

To view flavor options, just click the brand logo to go directly to our store

Adalya Tobacco
"Forget all the aromas you have tried before"

Originating and imported from Egypt Adalya is one of the only traditionalist options available to the US retail market.

Relatively new to the American scene certain flavors such as Lady Killer and Love 66 have caught absolute fire with consumers.

Starbuzz Tobacco

Based out of California. Starbuzz is the current trendy hype tobacco option. Popular at parties and dorm rooms Starbuzz is the perfect option for your next gathering. 

Flavors to try Code 69 and Blue Surfer.

Titanium Hookah Coals
Premium Coals by Hookah John
Tom Coco
European Imported

There are several brands of coals to choose from, we selected Tom Coco and Titanum based on quality and price. These options can not be beat.

Al Fakher
meaning "The Luxurious"

Started in 1999, is the largest manufacturer of shisha tobacco in the world and is known worldwide. 

Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates with factories located in Poland, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Known for flavors Two Apples and Grape Mint.

American Mande Since 2000

Manufactured in Arizona and the first US brand. Often considered the most premium option when it comes to hookah tobacco. Due to it’s rarity and uniqueness.

Cane Mint or Peach are flavor suggestions. 

Trifecta Shisha

The youngest brand we offer, was founded in Spokane, WA, in 2014, but has quickly risen through the ranks by strictly controlling the tobacco leaves used in their blends and only producing small batches. Trifecta is worth a try. Can’t go wrong with Twice The Ice or Peppermint Shake.

Smoke Shop Katy, Texas

Finding a smoke shop in Katy is easy. They are everywhere, just like oil refineries in Houston

With 10 refineries processing upwards of 2.5 million barrels of oil a per day, equaling 14% of the nations production. Just 30 miles east of Katy lays Houston, arguably, the oil capital of the world.

Oil and gas has helped build Houston and Texas into the economic power it is today. Plenty of that has spread out to the suburbs, including Katy. With massive residential master planned communities such as Kelliwood and Cinco Ranch as well as huge retail developments like La Centerra and Katy Mills.

There are many amenities available to residents of the Katy area, including at least 40 smoke shops, there might be a new one every other month…Now you do not have to decide which one to try first.

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