1. Try putting ice cubes (in winter, you can also use snow) into the glass of your water pipe / Shisha or put the glass filled with water into the freezer before use, so that the water becomes ice cold. This will cool down the smoke and give it a fresher taste.

2. Once opened, the tobacco should always be sealed airtight. It is a good idea to put the tobacco into a Tupperware box or a freezer bag to prevent the tobacco from drying out and losing its taste.

3. Always try to put the tobacco into the Shisha head as loosely as possible.

4. Try mixing different sorts of tobacco to create the ultimate blend. If you mix “mint” with other flavours, you will get a cool and refreshing taste.

5. When smoking a water pipe, the smoke should regularly be released through the valve to prevent the smoke from getting a stale taste.

6. You should always place your water pipe / Shisha on the floor.

7. Try replacing the water with milk to obtain a thicker smoke.

8. Depending on the sort of coal, use more or less aluminium foil; Cocochas/Cocobricos burn hotter than Three-Kings/Carbopol coal.

9. Try filling your Shisha with mineral water and ice. Very refreshing!