Chamomile tea adds a slightly sweet, honey flavor to the smoke. Helps keep the bottom of the bowl dry if a fresh pouch is a little too moist. Taste is harsh when it finally burns down to it. I often don’t smoke all the way to the bottom anyhow.
Every bowl sort of crescendos past halfway and I go a little past that then slow down, usually clenching it and barely drawing a puff, while I go about doing something else. When the pipe goes out, I stir the ash and dottle, give it a shake and dump it out.
I have no tolerance for nicotine. So, I usually stick to the most mild stuff I can find.