The best way to Enjoy Dokha: choosing your medwakh pipe
There are a lot of good reasons to Enjoy Dokha: it’s an organic and natural tobacco, which provides an enjoyable buzz and is available in a wide range of flavours and blends. For the team at Enjoy Dokha, though, there’s more to it than that: smoking Dokha is taking part in a tradition with its roots in the history of the Middle East. The authenticity with which Dokha is still grown today helps that history come alive; as does investing in a good quality medwakh pipe, the traditional manner of smoking Dokha and the most popular way to smoke it to this day. Choosing your medwakh pipe will depend on what you are looking for.
What is a medwakh?
A medwakh is a traditional Arabian pipe, used throughout the Middle East for centuries and still popular today. Compared to a typical Western pipe, the medwakh has a smaller bowl and a straighter stem. This reduced bowl size makes sense for smoking Dokha, which is stronger and more intense than most Western tobacco. This is of benefit to the Dokha smoker: if you’re used to smoking Western tobacco, you can expect to smoke less per session when switching to Dokha, saving your time and your money (as well as your lungs).
What to look for
If you want to smoke Dokha authentically and enjoy it as intended, a medwakh is quite simply the best and only way to do this. Happily, a good-quality medwakh doesn’t need to be expensive: Enjoy Dokha’s range includes some low-cost options which are perfectly serviceable, as well as some more luxurious pieces. Here are some of the things to consider when choosing your medwakh pipe:
- Medwakhs don’t need to be or look expensive, and there are quality medwakhs available at every point on the price scale. One area price might make a difference is the appearance of your medwakh; but even then, the cheaper models can still look good. Expect elegantly-curved and simply-finished wood for the lower-priced medwakhs, with more expensive materials being used for the more luxurious pipes. Medwakhs are famed for their beauty and aesthetic appeal, so don’t settle for something that looks less than elegant.
- Medwakhs are practically defined by their ease of use, even compared to a Western pipe. The small bowl size and straight stem means that filling your medwakh is as simple as dipping it in your Dokha and tamping the bowl down with a finger. From there, you’re good to go: enjoy your Dokha buzz!
- When all’s said and done, if you’re buying a medwakh for yourself it needs to be something you like the look of and will enjoy using. If buying from a trusted dealer like Enjoy Dokha you can be confident in the quality of whatever you order; so think about what you’d most like before committing to your decision. Some of the fancier medwakhs are styled into a variety of different shapes (camels being popular), and the most luxurious examples are even made from gold or inlaid with gemstones. If you want something a bit more practical, however, there are plenty of medwakhs to meet your needs.
Enjoy Dokha with a medwakh
If you Enjoy Dokha as much as we do, you’ll want to experience the unique pleasure of smoking Dokha in your own medwakh. Check out our range here, and shake up your smoking experience today.