Tangerine dream is one of the most popular sativa-dominant hybrid strains. It was awarded a Cannabis Cup in 2012 with is 25% THC levels, which played an important role in boosting its popularity. The strain is well-known for its muscle relaxation and pain relieving properties, but its ability to relieve pain is what makes it special. The strain helps relax muscles and clear the mind. What follows is a spreading feeling of warmth and emotional uplift that can be disorienting in the short term. Thought-provoking and cerebral, but still grounded, Tangerine Dream offers a high that can be as productive or as lazy as users intend.
In order to preserve Tangerine Dream characteristic tastes of the carefully-grown buds (and to keep smoke as smooth as possible), growers are sure to cure the flowers. Curing is a two-stage process: First, growers should hang the buds upside down by the stem or lay them on drying racks that provide air circulation for 7 to 10 days; the surrounding humidity should be 50% and the temperature moderated. Once stems snap off of the flowers relatively easily, growers can then seal the buds in airtight wide-mouthed jars in ambient humidity of 60-65%. The flower buds are covered in sticky white trichomes that give flowers a dewy look — and account for this strain’s high THC content. Orange pistils are threaded through these colorful leaves.
Tangerine Dream’s intense citrus fragrance is where this strain really lives up to its fame! The cured flowers give off a scent of orange with some sweet earthiness mixed in, which comes bursting out after breaking the nugs in preparation for smoking. The smoke hits smoothly and has a diesel taste and when exhaled, smoke has the distinct taste of orange zest, along with a slight tanginess that lingers on the palate.
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