Shisha is one of the many pleasures in life. It’s delicious, relaxing, and has a great smell. One of the best things about shisha is how easy it is to have fun with it. If you are a smoker, you might already know the ins and outs of smoking hookah, such as the different tobacco flavors you can use and the right way to pack your hookah.
But, have you ever been around a hookah and seen among your friends a gently blown smoke ring followed by a smoke ring and wondered how they do it? Have you ever attempted and then failed to blow a smoke ring?
Finding out how to blow smoke rings is a rite of passage for any hookah enthusiast. So, if you are looking for a way to make your evening more interesting and fun, here are some steps on how to do smoke rings and learn the basics of other interesting shisha tricks that would be awesome to try out!
Proper Preparation Is Essential For Smoke Rings
Before we get down on the technique of blowing the perfect smoke rings, it’s important to know that there are particular preparation steps that you might want to take to make blowing smoke rings as effortless as possible:
Choose Your Shisha Tobacco
First things first, you need to choose the right shisha tobacco for blowing smoke rings. Many brands come with instructions on how to achieve this feat, but if you’re looking to be creative, stick with a brand that has no instructions so you can experiment freely. You also want tobacco that is moist enough to prevent it from drying out quickly, which will make learning how to blow smoke rings easier.
Choose A Good Quality Pipe
There are many different types of pipes available today, but make sure that you choose one that suits your needs best. Avoid cheap pipes that tend to leak because they will affect the taste of your tobacco. A good pipe should also have an airtight seal so that no tobacco fumes escape during smoking sessions.
Prepare Your Shisha
Before you get started on learning how to blow smoke rings, make sure your hookah is ready for action by filling half the bowl with water and placing it in the center of the hookah tray. Make sure the holes are open so that air flows through them easily when you inhale through them later on down the line.
Now add some ice cubes into your bowl so that they melt as soon as you begin smoking. The ice cools the smoke and makes it easier to inhale. It also helps eliminate secondhand smoke by filtering out most of the harmful chemicals that would otherwise be inhaled by everyone around you.
Use Honey Instead Of Sugar Syrup
Sugar syrup is used when smoking shisha because it helps create clouds of smoke, but honey does this better as well as adds flavor to your hookah session. All you have to do is mix equal amounts of water and honey in a jar, place it in a microwave for three minutes until it boils then pour it into your hookah bowl for a sweet-tasting session!
How To Blow Shisha Smoke Rings
Now that you have taken a few breaths of air into your body, it’s time to put everything together and start blowing those smoke rings!
Draw a mouthful of smoke from your hookah—simply take a deep pull from your hookah but do not inhale it. Instead, shut your lips and allow the smoke to settle into your mouth, as you want a thick smoke ring. You’ll enjoy the flavor much more this way, especially if you’re smoking flavored shisha.
Close your lips and pull your tongue back slightly, forcing it against the inside of your mouth. This redirects smoke away from your neck and create a clear path for smoke rings to follow.
As if you’re sucking on a lollipop, shape your lips and cheeks, then open your mouth to form an ‘O’ shape. Orally, your lower jaw should be positioned straight back.
Blow a smoke ring by clicking your jaw forward. To clear a smoke ring, move your body forward while retaining the ‘O’ form with your mouth. The jaw cracking motion must produce a quick blast of air and incorporate this form of a completely curled smoke ring.
All in all, shisha is a fun way to pass the time with a group of friends. Whether you’re a seasoned smoker or have never tried it, hopefully, this guide has been helpful if you’ve been trying to learn how to blow big smoke rings and enjoy shisha the best way possible.
And if you’re having trouble getting large smoke rings on the first try, don’t be discouraged—it takes a lot of practice to get consistently good at it. But if you follow these instructions and keep at it, you’ll get better over time. So as long as you keep trying and learning new things, you’ll eventually become a true shisha connoisseur!