Tired of the skunk and diesel smell of your run-of-the-mill weed? Want something to experiment with? Fret not, as we bring to you an iconic strain that is called by many a perfect mix of Sativa and Indica. Let us all welcome the Horchata Strain. A strain perfect for you to try this weekend. So without further ado, let us dive right in.
About The Strain
The first prominent thing that one needs to know about the new and improved Horchata weed strain is that it is a 50/50 hybrid. This means this is a perfect mix of sativa and Indica. However, users claim that the horchata strain effects somewhat lean towards the sativa side of the spectrum, something that will be discussed later on.
This Strain is known for its high THC content, which ranges from around 21% to 25%. Subsequently, it has a 1% CBD and CBG content. Therefore, if you are a new user who is unsure about what to try, stay away from this. 25% THC is a lot for anybody who has not been exposed to cannabis experience. It can easily knock your boots off if you are not careful.
Several Horchata strain Leafly reviews have warned newbies from getting too close to the strain if they are inexperienced or have limited time and space. One horchata strain review also claimed that the high crept up on them or blindsided them. The effects of which lasted hours. So, be careful if you are inexperienced with cannabis or do not know how to traverse through that highness.
Horchata strain that is perfectly balanced between sativa and indica. As a result, it is one of the most unique strains that is available for users to buy. This is essentially a hybrid strain that is a cross between two equally potent strains, Jet Fuel Gelato and Mochi Gelato, which are again hybrids. Therefore, this Horchata weed strain has a very rich lineage that needs to be explored in detail.
The Family Tree
As was explained earlier, the strain is essentially a hybrid between two distinct hybrid strains that are Jet Fuel Gelato and Mochi Gelato. Therefore, to truly understand the potential of this strain, you need to first study the lineage of the strain and why it is so famous in the 420 community.
- Jet Fuel Gelato- This is a mix of High Octane and Jet Fuel. Both of which are again hybrids of Sunset Sherbet and Octane; Aspen OG and High Country Diesel, respectively.
- Mochi Gelato: This is a hybrid strain that is a mix of Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. Again, both the parent strains are further hybrids of Girl Scout Cookies and Pink Panties; Durban Poison, and OG Kush, respectively.
About The Flavor
Not many people know this, but the very name of the strain is derived from a drink. The drink is known to provide the user with a rich creamy flavor with a woody undertone and spiciness to top it off. Due to the richness of the strain’s lineage, it is quite natural that the strain has a very strong and distinct flavor that is unparalleled. As a result, connoisseurs believe that the very name of the strain is enough to make the users understand the sweet flavor coupled with the earthy flavor of the strain, just like the drink.
As soon as you take a swig of the strain, you will be welcomed by a strong scent of vanilla coupled with a hint of coffee. This sweet initial flavor of the strain draws the users, but the high is why they decide to stay. In fact, many users cannot handle the skunky flavor of marijuana with the hint of gasoline smell. This combination can be too much for some people. So, If you are one of them, then this is the perfect strain for you.
Even though we have tried to explain the flavor best, the only way you can truly understand the flavor is by studying the terpene and the cannabinoid profile. So without wasting a minute, let us discuss the nuances of the flavor in a more scientific manner.
The general terpene profile of this strain is actually one of the most complex in recent times. These terpenes are the ones that add character to your beloved horchata strain. So what are these terpenes that add flavor to your weed? Let us find out.
- Nerolidol: This is a terpene that is present primarily in ginger, jasmine, lavender, lemon grass, etc. It adds a rich woody flavor to the strain.
- Myrcene: This can be found in cardamom, basil, hops, etc. This adds the fruity sweetness that lingers even after the smoke is exhaled from the mouth chamber.
- Pinene: This adds an earthy and herbaceous taste to the weed. In fact, this terpene is primarily found in citrus fruits.
- Ocimene: This is a terpene that is predominantly found in mangoes, lavender, orchids, kumquats, mint, etc. This adds the skunk woody flavor to the strain.
- Limonene: As the name suggests, this is a terpene that is predominantly found in citrus fruits, including lemon, tangerines, etc. This terpene can be tangy and, at times, downright bitter.
- Humulene: This is the most unique terpene found in the strain. Humulene adds a spicy undertone to your weed which sets the flavor of the strain apart from anything that you will encounter.
About The Experience
This Horchata strain review would be incomplete if we did not talk about how the weed might hit you. Now, this is a generalized section of the article. This means that the effects mentioned here can be very different from the one you are experiencing. Before you kill us, we just want to clarify that weed reacts differently to different individuals. Therefore, keep an open mind while approaching the weed.
The Good Trip
Since this is a 50/50 hybrid, the effects can range from mild body high to potent cerebral high. However, since this is primarily a Sativa strain, this means the effects are generally leaned toward the cerebral high of the spectrum. Some of the generalized effects of this strain are:
- A sense of happiness.
- Laughing incessantly.
- A sense of relaxation.
- Heightened focus.
- Being talkative.
The Bad Trip
Any weed can have side effects. It does not mean that these are the drawbacks. In fact, even the most seasoned users can go through bad trips. So it is useful that you should know about the possible bad trip markers that you can look out for.
- Heightened anxiety.
- Loss of orientation.
- The feeling of nausea.
- Loss of equilibrium.
- Losing consciousness (In extreme conditions)
The Final Drag
There you go, all you need to know about one of the most unique strains that is out there. In fact, if you enjoyed the Horchata strain, you might also love the all-new Horchata Runtz strain or the iconic Strawberry Horchata strain. Both of these strains share remarkable similarities with our strain of honor, with mild variation.
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