Guest post by Eastern Ray Shisha
Welcome to our shisha hire Harrow service page! If you are planning a party or event and would like to offer your guests a shisha experience, we can certainly help. With many years of experience behind us, we have a strong experience in providing shisha pipe hire and professional assistance for events of all types. This experience allows us to understand each event and apply our flair and creativity to put together unique shisha packages that will fit in with the theme of your event and impress your guests. To date, we have a very impressive client base, which consists of worldwide celebrities, the English Royal Family, Middle Eastern Royal Families, prominent political and corporate figures, FTSE 100 companies, small start-ups and many more. Our clients choose us for our professionalism, reliability and superior quality.
With every shisha package, we supply experienced, courteous and highly-skilled shisha assistants who will set up and manage the shisha pipes for the duration of your event. Although running a shisha may seem fairly straightforward from an initial glance, we can say with certainty that it isn’t. What do you do when a shisha does not smoke well? Do you know how to start the coals properly so that your clients are not waiting around impatiently? Luckily, you will not need to answer or even contemplate these questions because our shisha assistants will deal with the intricacies of managing the shisha pipes. Our shisha assistants have worked for many leading shisha cafes and shisha lounges at the most prestigious places around the world. This puts them in a superior position when it comes to shisha. With sociable and approachable personalities, our shisha assistants will provide a first port of contact for your guests who have shisha related questions or would like to probe our shisha assistants about flavours or their experiences. More importantly, our shisha assistants enforce our stringent health and safety standards to make sure that your event is safe and enjoyable. Our shisha assistants are fluent in several languages, which can be a real asset when dealing with international clients.
At Eastern Ray, we take hygiene and quality extremely seriously. Have you ever passed Edgware road in London? If so, you may have been greeted by a line of shisha cafes. The truth behind many shisha pipes is that they churn out volumes as this is the fundamental precept of their business models. In a lot of cases, this means that there is almost never enough time to properly wash and disinfect the shisha pipes. Unwashed shisha pipes can lead to a poor shisha experience and pose a health and safety threat. At Eastern Ray, we wash, disinfect and polish our shisha pipes to make sure that they are safe and pretty for every event. We do not focus on quantity, instead we cater for a small segment of prestigious clients who are less sensitive to price. Did you know that it can take up to 20 minutes to wash a shisha pipe properly?
To ensure a smooth and authentic shisha experience, we use natural coconut coals from Indonesia instead of the more prevalent quick-light coals that many have become accustomed to. Quick-light coals have their benefits. They are quick to light as they contain gunpowder and other chemicals inside them that help the coal to burn quicker. However, quick-light coals are known to cause headaches and a harsh shisha experience. If a quick-light coal is not burned properly then you may, in fact, be inhaling gunpowder smoke. Many shisha companies shy away from coconut coals because they are a pain to prepare and require intensive heat. When it comes to quality, we never cut corners. We always spend some time ahead of the event to start up the coals and do everything properly so that your guests can never fault us at anything. In fact, the response rate is almost always positive.
When it comes to shisha flavours, we have many popular and less popular flavours from many shisha tobacco companies to choose from. When picking your shisha flavours, most of us base this choice on our personal preferences as taste is inherently subjective. However, it is very important that you choose some more popular and traditional flavours to ensure that you appeal to a wide segment of your guests. The chances are, most of us know about shisha through our previous experiences, whether on a holiday in Egypt or at a local shisha café. It is always a good idea to throw in some more specific and fascinating flavours into the mix so that your guests can try something new and if it is not their cup of tea, they can always switch to the more traditional flavours. Popular shisha tobacco flavours include apple, mint, grape, peach, cherry, watermelon, melon, three apples and others. Whereas less popular flavours can be as diverse as a blueberry muffin, plum or even gummy bears. These flavours are more likely to present a “marmite” conundrum for your guests. Shisha tobacco flavours contain nicotine as shisha flavours are comprised of tobacco leaves soaked in flavourings and glycerine. We do have nicotine free shisha flavours that use sugar cane instead of the tobacco leafs.
This takes us onto the shisha menu for our shisha hire Harrow packages. Our shisha menu is known for its indulging and luxurious character that never ceases to impress and fascinate our clients. From traditional Egyptian shisha pipes to champagne infused shisha, our menu will leave you spoilt for choice. We will give you a quick run through of our shisha categories so that you can see what will work best for your event.
Egyptian shisha pipes: are the most popular and are suited for most events. If you are unsure about the shisha you should go for, we recommend the traditional shisha pipes. As the name suggests, Egyptian shisha pipes are handmade in Egypt by artisans with many years of experience in the shisha trade. The metal stem is made from three different types of metal (steel, copper and brass) and engraved with fascinating Egyptian symbols and Arabic writing. The glass vase is handpainted with Arabesque designs that will help to add a Middle Eastern feel to your party or event. The hose is made using several types of quality fabrics and are very soft and pleasant to hold. Egyptian shisha pipes come with clay bows that are filled with different flavoured tobacco mixes and are heated by coals that sit on a foil roof attached to the clay bowl. We recommend Egyptian shisha pipes for outdoor use. If your party is going to take place in a garden, open air or partially enclosed premises such as a rooftop terrace, traditional shisha pipes are a great choice. On the contrary, if your event is in enclosed premises, electronic shisha pipes may be more appropriate as they do not use tobacco or burning coals. Throughout the event, our shisha assistants will replenish the tobacco inside the bowls to ensure that your guests have a smooth shisha experience with no burning tobacco.
Champagne infused shisha pipes: if you want to add an element of glitz and glamour to your event, champagne shishas are sure to do it. By adding a champagne infusion in the vase, the shisha experience takes on an entirely different and exclusive form. The champagne inside the vase adds a sophisticated and fine layer to the shisha flavours. When smoking a champagne shisha pipe, you can actually taste the bubbles. Champagne infused shisha pipes have been very popular at weddings and birthdays parties in Harrow.
Rose shisha: are made using a real rose and filled with premium tobacco mixes. Instead of using a tobacco bowl, you will have a real rose. This is really pushing the boundaries of exclusivity and redefining the shisha experience. The graceful and seductive appearance of the rose adds a graceful and romantic look to the shisha. Rose shisha is especially popular at weddings, birthday parties and VIP events as they help to create a very intimate feel to your event and is a perfect way of expressing your affection to the close ones.
Fruit shisha: adds an entirely new meaning to fruits. A freshly carved fruit bowl is prepared and filled with popular tobacco mixes. The fruit bowl, which can be made from a variety of fruits such as a pineapple or a melon, acts as a substitute for the more traditional tobacco bowl. Fruit shisha is a real head turner and never fails to impress the guests. Fruit shisha is sure to add an exotic and artistic feel to your event and is sure to entice your guests to marvel at the artefact. The juices inside the fruit help to moisten and marinate the shisha tobacco which helps to unlock the flavours and smoothen the flavour, which can in effect significantly enhance the shisha experience.
VIP shisha pipes: this is as luxury and exclusive as shisha gets. We have created a set of shisha pipes upon the request of a Middle Eastern Royal Family that was looking for “best” shisha. We took the instruction quite literally and created modern looking and sleep shisha pipes with 24 carat gold and encrusted the body of the pipe with real diamonds to add a Great Gatsby glitz and glamour element. We did not stop there and went further by attaching ethically procured real snake and lizard skin to the step and hose handle of the shisha for an exotic touch. The shisha pipes are finished off with real Ostrich feather gracefully protruding from the hose connector. We recommend our VIP shisha pipe collection only for the most exclusive events as they are very expensive.
Electronic shisha pipes: Have you ever come across the nebulous mantra of “vaping”, “vapeporn”, “girlswhovape” and “cloudchasers”? Welcome to the twenty first century of shisha. Electronic shisha pipes have gained very big popularity over the last couple of years at most and there are a plethora of vape shops emerging across the world. An electronic shisha pipe works with a traditional shisha pipe, but instead of the standard clay bowl, it use an electronic shisha head or an e-shisha head as it is sometimes called. E-shisha uses e-liquid instead of the traditional tobacco. In fact, an e-shisha head works using the same principle as an e-cigarette (electronic cigarette). The battery inside the e-shisha bowl heats up the coils inside the cartridge that in turn vapourise the e-liquid soaked in organic Japanese cotton. This produces flavoured vapour, which is equivalent to smoke. One should be careful not to mistake vapour for smoke because technically it is not. According to the English anti-smoking laws, smoking involves a “lit substance”, which is more pertinent to traditional tobacco products. Vaping or using the e-shisha pipe does not involved any burning or a “lit substance”. This removes vaping from the ambit of the anti-smoking laws, which means that e-shisha pipes can be consumed in enclosed public places such as restaurants, nightclubs, hotels, terraces, bars and other venues. From the health and safety perspective, electronic shisha pipes are safer because they do not use burning coals or tobacco. According to a recent publication by the Public Health England, vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking. Our electronic shisha hire Harrow service comes with premium e-liquid (e-juice) from the United States and the UK. US e-liquid is especially renowned for its superior quality and flavours. We stock a wide selection of premium e-juice brands such as E-Luxe London, The Milkman, My Juicy Affair, The Breakfast Club, Kilo, Jimmy the Juice Man, Beard Vape, The Chalk Dust, Charlie The Juice Man and Square 47. You can buy e-liquid online in the UK at this online UK vape shop.
We hope that you have found our overview of the shisha hire Harrow service useful and informative. If you have an idea of what you would like, we welcome you to get in touch with us today. When contacting us, please ensure that you provide us with the full postal address of the venue, duration of shisha at your event, type and number of shisha pipes and any other information that you deem relevant. We will then get back to you with a bespoke shisha package and confirm your booking with you. We look forward to working with you!