By Alex Leguizamon
How should you properly store your hookah tobacco to make sure it lasts as long as possible? It's probably not a question you've thought about too often but proper storage is what keeps your hookah tobacco fresh and smoking well for a long time. Improperly stored tobacco can even ruin what you spent your hard-earned money on, so this is serious business!
But don't worry, here are a few tips that will help you keep your tobacco in tip-top shape whether you want to enjoy it now or in a few months.
First, let's talk about how long your hookah tobacco should last. Unopened hookah tobacco typically has a shelf life of around 2 years assuming it's properly sealed. Once you open it, tobacco can last anywhere from 6 to 12 months if you are using appropriate storage techniques. If it's not stored properly then it can dry out or go stale. When that happens, the hookah tobacco will have a weaker taste, be easier to burn, and tend to smoke for shorter durations of time.
Now that we know how long you can expect your hookah tobacco to last, how do we make that happen?
- Make sure that your tobacco, whether it be in a ziplock like the Fumari pouch or in a plastic/glass container, has an air-tight seal. If your seal is not air-tight your tobacco can dry out and become unusable. Our Fumari pouches are completely air-tight to ensure your hookah tobacco gets the best treatment possible while it is stored away.
- Store your containers in a cool, dark, dry place such as a cabinet, drawer, or closet.
- Store your hookah tobacco in high-temperature areas (in the sun, hot garage, outdoor patio). The sunlight and heat could cause the tobacco to condensate in the container and grow moldy over time.
- Store your hookah tobacco in the refrigerator or freezer. Similar to how you shouldn't store your hookah tobacco in the heat, you also don’t want to store it in too cold of an environment. This will likely dry out your hookah tobacco. Another negative to storing your tobacco in the cold is that when you go to smoke, it will be cold-shocked and not smoke properly due to the drastic change in temperature when you start up your hookah. Remember... fridge is for food, not Fumari.
So there it is, hope our tips on hookah storage are useful to you. After all, your hookah tobacco is your most precious possession, right?