Ellen’s Bud Break: Fruit, Earth & Fuel

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It’s a cool fall morning in California, and the aromatic steam from my cup of orange spice black tea is blending with the wisps of smoke from my bong. The taste pairing of cannabis flower and tea works well. The weed, OC Oranges, accurately mimics oranges in the smell and the smoke. It’s an Orange Sherb x Oz Kush F2 paired with The Menthol in a new line of The Menthol crosses from Compound Genetics, and I’m enjoying the balance it’s bringing to the morning. 

Cannabis and tea are herbal medicines; with both, aromas and tastes go a long way in steering the effects. The cultivars below represent taste and flavor profiles from three common categories found in pot: fruit, earth, and fuel. 


Lime Juice / Photo by Kandid Kush

Lime Juice

This strain has an astringent nose-biting bouquet. With a bright citrus aroma Lime Juice smells like there was a mix up in the medicine cabinet and the vitamin C pills got splashed with pine cleaner. Hunted by Esensia Gardens, Lime Juice is a phenotype of Subcool’s Chernobyl and is rich in terpinolene, a terpene also found in pine trees and citrus. Its taste and flavor profile draws from its lineage containing older classics such as Trainwreck and Jack’s Cleaner. 

Whitethorn Rose / Photo by Benjamin Neff

Whitethorn Rose 

Comedian Bert Kreischer has raved about Whitethorn Rose, calling it the “perfect weed” on the Hawk vs. Wolf podcast, and recently met with its creator, Johnny Casali of Huckleberry Hill Farms, to explore the fruits of this year’s harvest together. Named one of our best strains of the year, Whitethorn Rose combines Paradise Punch and Lemon OG and smells remarkably similar to the lemon and berry aroma in Froot Loops cereal. It has won …

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Author: Ellen Holland / High Times

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