In order to get the best result when smoking shisha, you need premium-quality charcoal. If you use anything less than premium charcoal, smoking may result in a sore throat or headache. Premium charcoal is pure and clean, and generates a lot of heat, which is necessary to smoke shisha. It’s advised to avoid charcoal with chemical residues and smelly volatiles.
Before you can start smoking shisha, you’ll need a base, pipe, bowl and hose or mouthpiece. In other words: a waterpipe (or a hookah). First, you place the tobacco flavor of your choosing in the bowl, located at the top of the pipe structure. A piece of perforated aluminum foil covers the bowl, on top of which you place a charcoal tab that’s been lit and has heated through. Don’t forget to use a pair of tongs for this. The charcoal tab heats the tobacco in the bowl. Next, you can start smoking by using the hose or mouthpiece. The smooth, sweet smelling vapor from the tobacco is filtered through the base, containing water.
How to light a quick-light charcoal tab
Use a pair of tongs to place a charcoal tab in a bowl or on a fire-proof surface. Next, light the tab with a match or gas lighter and wait until the tab has ignited. Once fully lit, the charcoal tab will glow red and be covered with a greyish soot. This means the tab is ready for use. Use a pair of tongs to place the charcoal tab on the perforated piece of aluminum foil on top of the shisha bowl. After use, make sure you immerse what remains of the charcoal tab in water. It’s advisable to keep charcoal tabs (lit or otherwise) out of reach from children.
Three Kings charcoal
Three Kings offers the best and most reliable quick-light charcoal, which can be used for shisha smoking. Three Kings is preferred by many customers around the world as it’s made of 100 percent European and sustainable beech wood. In addition, the charcoal is produced in a fully controlled, industrial environment, ensuring the output is consistent and of high quality. The tabs have a long and even burn and produce a very limited amount of ash.
Three Kings charcoal tabs are available in two sizes: 33 mm tabs and 40 mm tabs. All tabs are packed in rolls of ten and sealed in aluminum foil, after which they’re packed in boxes containing ten rolls each.
- Mastercase Three Kings 33 mm charcoal tabs: 36 boxes, each containing 100 tabs in total
- Mastercase Three Kings 40 mm charcoal tabs: 24 boxes, each containing 100 tabs in total
Burn time of charcoal tabs
A Three Kings quick-light charcoal tab takes just 20 to 30 seconds to light. Once the sparks have died, the tab is hot enough and ready for use. A 33 mm charcoal tab burns for approximately 30 to 45 minutes. A 40 mm charcoal tab burns for approximately 45 to 50 minutes.
A typical shisha sessions lasts 30 to 45 minutes. Depending on the number of people and the desired smoking intensity, you need between one and four charcoal tabs per session.Discover our charcoal