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In the rare event your bong does arrive broken, just text us a photo and we will send out another one immediately. High Quality Glass - We work with many top brands in the industry to offer high quality water bongs that meet the Badass Glass standard. On top of that, we inspect each bong from top to bottom to make sure your order is perfect. Top Rated Customer Service - We have real humans answering the phones around the clock and are always willing to help our customers with any issues they may have. A: All of our inventory is in stock and ships from our warehouse in Buena Park, California. A: A bong is a glass water pipe used to smoke tobacco, where the water cools down the smoke. A: Free shipping takes about 3-4 days on average for our US customers, and about 7-9 days for our Canada customers. All photos are courtesy of Robert "Ras Kahleb" Gordon of Ital Steam Chalice. Recently, while on a trip to Jamaica, I went dancing at a dub club.
Ganja smoke filled the outdoor party as casually as clouds. I was transfixed by a Rastafarian who was smoking out of what looked like a pipe made out of a coconut with a long bamboo stick attached to it. In between songs, he’d pause to prepare the device. Later in the night, I met a man named Peter, who also had one, and let me try it. It wasn’t smoke that the device produced, but vapor. I later found out this contraption was called the “steam chalice,” and it became omnipresent during the rest of my week in Jamaica, thanks to my local friends. And it turns out the device is a sacred part of Jamaican culture, with its own unique history. “The steam chalice, a Jamaican invention, is a more organic and safer way to get the essence of the herb, with minimal amount of the toxic byproducts associated with direct fire placed on the herb,” my friend and Rastafarian Jamaican native Ah-Tesphaye Fatari told me. “Health is wealth, so let’s enjoy the herbs in a more ital [natural] way,” Fatari said. “Ital” is a Jamaican expression which means natural, and is used to describe everything from organically grown cannabis to local, healthy food. A steam chalice is made from ceramic parts, bamboo, and calabash or coconut pieces. The hollowed-out coconut or calabash is filled with water, or ideally natural coconut water. A bamboo rod is attached to the coconut or calabash base for inhalation. Ganja is placed (in whole nugs, there is no need for grinding) inside the ceramic piece, which has a filter. Charcoal made from coconut is placed on top of the ceramic part for combustion. To smoke out of the chalice, you light the charcoal, wait for it to heat up, and take a pull through the bamboo. The result is a clean and fragrant hit of cannabis. As Fatari mentioned, it’s also a very healthy consumption method. The combustion is more controlled in a steam chalice than a joint, as the fire is not touching the raw herb directly. “Activated charcoal is very beneficial for detoxification purposes, cleansing toxins, and free radicals,” said Jamaican-based naturopath and herbalist Dr. There’s no residual solvents, as with other vaporizers, because the heat is coming directly from the coals. Between the coals and the water, or fresh coconut water, the steam chalice provides a double filtration system. “When you’re smoking it, you’re getting the full flavonoid, terpene, and cannabinoid profile. They play off one another so you’re getting the full medical benefits,” Dr.
According to Robert “Ras Kahleb” Gordon, creator of the award-winning Ital Vapor Steam Chalice , the steam chalice was first spotted at a 1972 ceremony in Montego Bay, held by the Rastafarian Nyahbinghi, the oldest Rastafarian subgroup . “As I became part of the Rastafarian community, steaming was just a part of it,” Gordon said. “Because it’s all natural and tastes nice, it is very therapeutic. That’s where you want to be when you’re praying to Jah, who is also a ganja god,” he added.
While it’s a handmade product, as interest in the chalice spread, folks like Gordon have made a living off selling chalices to others.