- The tea-house was theoretically for men only, but women and men smoked the hubble-bubble together.
- You can also smoke an apple-flavoured tobacco in a hubble-bubble pipe if you have time.
- A tea-house tucked under it is described curiously in my guidebook as a place, ‘to sit and drink tea or smoke the hubble-bubble, surrounded by slumbering Esfahan manhood.’
Mid 17th century: imitative repetition of bubble.
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