Shisha Review Day 20: Fumari Mandarin Zest Tobacco


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Overall Score: 4.56

Fumari Mandarin Zest Shisha  
Brand: Fumari
Flavor: Mandarin Zest
Pipe Used:  Sahara Blue Bubble 24" Hookah
Bowl Used: Sahara Vortex
Coal(s) Used: Coco Mazaya
Ice Present: Yes
Diffuser Present: Yes

Qualitative Review

Property:
Aroma
Flavor
Cloud
Texture
Longevity
Buzz
Author’s:
4.00
3.80
5.00
5.00 
5.00
2.00
Average:
4.00
3.80
5.00
5.00
5.00
2.00
High:
4.00
3.80
5.00
5.00
5.00
2.00
Low:
4.00
3.80
5.00
5.00
5.00
2.00

Manufacturer's Description

Fumari’s Mandarin Zest is a powerful flavor that blends the delicious sweetness of a mandarin orange with a kick of tartness that will wake up your taste buds!  If you didn’t see the huge clouds of smoke, you would swear you just bit into a fresh mandarin orange!

Our Comments

This is probably one of my favorite flavors to date.  I've always been a big fan of citrus flavors like orange, pineapple, tangerine but I've never had an opportunity to smoke one with the 'zest.'  Typically used in cooking to add piquancy to dishes, zests are sparingly used.  Knowing how much care Fumari takes in flavoring their shisha I have to imagine that they intentionally made the zest the dominant notes in this one.  It was a bit overwhelming at first as I was used to a sweet and tart citrus shisha where this one was much more biting and sharp.  I have to say, I really enjoyed this and it was an incredibly refreshing detour from the norm of citrus flavored shisha.

The aroma was mouth watering and the clouds, texture, and longevity were are typical of Fumari - WORLD CLASS.  I don't get much of a buzz off of Fumari Shisha which is a positive in my eyes but it's the only reason this flavor didn't recieve a 4.8 or higher.  If it were up to me we'd reverse the grading scale on buzz and make lighter buzzes the higher rated attribute - but it's not.

Oh yea, and Fumari's description of ".. you would swear you just bit into a fresh mandarin orange!" is spot on - if you bit into it without peeling it  :-).

Other Reviews

  • Very balanced orange flavor - definitely zesty, very fruity on the tongue, and with a lingering citrus flavor. Looking forward to trying it mixed with French Vanilla.    Jessica - Customer Review on 04/20/2011 (Fumari.com)
  •  It's really good, one of Fumari's best. Fumari really hit it out of the park on this one. -Stuie  (hookahforum.com)

Where to Buy

In Store @ Sukit Hookah or online at Shop Sukit.
  

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