Review: Tweed – TWD Lot #2

  • Strain: Tweed – TWD Lot #2
  • Paid: $9.00 per gram
  • Type: Indica
  • Ratio: THC 19.8 % / CBD <0.07 %
  • Main Terpenes: Caryophyllene & Myrcene & Pinene
  • Cannatrice Rating: 60% (60/100)

Effects + Experience: 30/50
TWD Lot #2 gave me an experience akin to filing my taxes. Boring. I had high expectations for this strain based on other reviews I have read, but after ordering from two separate batches, I am left feeling fully underwhelmed. Despite the higher THC level, the cerebral and body effects are minimal. I feel that I need to use a lot more than usual to get my desired effects. The moderate high fades into a sleepy, tired feeling, thanks to the high myrcene content. I don’t need help with sleeping, so I didn’t really appreciate this side effect. Those who do use cannabis as a sleep aid may appreciate this strain more than I do, so I’m being generous with the scoring with that in mind. Due to the higher THC content, I don’t recommend this strain for beginners. I also don’t recommend this for the advanced, avid user. Other than those who need help sleeping, I don’t really know who to recommend this strain to. TWD Lot #2 is ok, but it’s unfortunately a “miss” for me.

Sight, Touch, Taste & Smell: 23/40
TWD Lot #2 buds are somewhere between dry and wet, erring to the dry side and are airy to the touch. The earth green buds are laced with amber pistils and sparkling trichomes. It looks nice, but the scent and taste is where we see an unfortunate downturn. If you’ve ever had the spot at the campfire where the wind keeps vaulting plumes of smoke into your lungs, you know what it’s like to smoke (or even vape) TWD Lot #2. It tastes and feels like straight up campfire to the lungs when smoked. When vaped, the buds produced a thick, smoky vapour that tastes harsh and spicy. The vapour causes me to cough every time, which is pretty unusual for me. It has a harsh, woody smell with some hints of pine. In a blind smell test, I rated TWD Lot #2 last out of four strains (Sour Tangie, Birds Eye, Sour Kush, and TWD Lot #2).

Cost: 7/10
For $9.00 per gram, I feel that my money could go further for an indica-dominant strain.

What I like:
+ If I had troubles with sleeping, this strain could be beneficial due to the higher myrcene content.

What I don’t like:
– There isn’t much to be desired with the taste/scent profile.
– It lacks potency for a high-THC, mid-priced indica strain.
– It makes me really sleepy and is not suitable for daytime use.

 

Review: Tweed – Birds Eye (Jack Herer)

  • Strain: Tweed – Birds Eye (Jack Herer) 
  • Paid: $9.00 per gram
  • Type: Sativa
  • Ratio: THC 18.6 % / CBD <0.07 %
  • Main Terpenes: Caryophyllene & Myrcene & Pinene
  • Cannatrice Rating: 89% (89/100)

Effects + Experience: 46/50
This is not your parents’ weed. Birds Eye is Tweed’s version of Jack Herer and it is very impressive, to say the least. This is a heavy-hitting sativa, with prominent cerebral effects. The effects come on fast and are intense. Beginners, stay away from this strain. As an intermediate to advanced user, I tend to favour stronger strains and Birds Eye has me shook. I feel energetic and uplifted, yet relaxed with this strain. I have to deduct some points for functionality – this strain makes me super duper high compared to it’s Bedrocan counterpart. While both strains are from the Jack Herer phenotype,  Birds Eye actually has a lower THC content than Bedrocan (18.6% for Birds Eye vs. 22% for Bedrocan). Overall, I am very impressed and would recommend this strain for those who are looking for a very intense high, but don’t want to be put to sleep. I’d be excited to see Birds Eye available in the future and would definitely order again and again.

Sight, Touch, Taste & Smell: 36/40
Birds Eye buds are extremely dense and filled with crystal-like trichomes and bright orange pistils. The buds are very small and “popcorn” like. I know that many people prefer larger buds, so I deducted a few points for the sight/touch (although I don’t feel that this has much of a negative impact on the overall effects and allure of this strain). The buds aren’t dry, but they aren’t wet and sticky either. The taste and smell is where Birds Eye really shines. As soon as I peeled the seal from the container, I was hit with a sweet, lemon scent. Jack Herer’s sweet, lemony profile was really highlighted when used in my Volcano Vaporizer. It tasted like my Nonna’s lemon cake batter. I LOVE it.

In a blind smell test, I rated Birds Eye second out of four strains (Sour Tangie, Birds Eye, Sour Kush, and TWD Lot #2).

Cost: 7/10
It’s absolutely worth the $9/gram. The hard-hitting high felt more like what I would expect of a $12 strain.

What I like:
+ It tastes and smells like sweet, lemony cake batter. I would definitely consider Birds Eye to be one of the more pleasant smelling and tasting strains that I have tried.
+ It has strong, cerebral effects but doesn’t put me to sleep. I feel like I could smoke a bowl of Birds Eye and happily bang out an entire season of Stranger Things.
+  It has positive effect on my mood. Although it is quite strong, I feel happy and sociable after using Birds Eye.

What I don’t like:
– The availability. I have been registered with my LP since 2015, but this is the first time that I have come across this strain. It sold out in a few days and is not showing in production. I wish I purchased more.
– It’s less functional than other Jack Herer strains that I have tried (ie: Bedrocan).

Review: Tweed – Sun-Grown Boaty McBoatface (CBD Medihaze)

Effects + Experience: 25/50
I wasn’t expecting much from this strain, and it didn’t deliver much. I guess I can say that I was just satisfied, but not pleased. Sun-Grown Boaty McBoatface is a very mild strain, with a THC content of only 2.3%. This strain would be good for people who need some pain relief during their day, but don’t want the “high”/euphoric feeling that most strains come with. It would also be a good compliment to some higher THC strains. It could be used it combination with a higher THC strain (Bedrocan?) to hit all of the bases. If you are a beginner to cannabis, this strain may be a GREAT place to start.

Sight, Touch, Taste & Smell: 15/40
Sun-Grown Boaty McBoatface is underwhelming to the senses. The dark wintergreen buds are tiny, super dry and lacking trichomes. It smells of black, orange pekoe tea. There is almost no taste except for a slight hint of, again, black tea. It’s smooth when vaporized but surprisingly harsh to the throat when smoked. The only redeeming sensual quality of this strain is that I enjoy the comforting scent of tea. In a blind smell-test, I rated Sungrown Boaty fourth place out of 5 strains (Bedrocan, Bediol, Bakerstreet, Sun-Grown Boaty McBoatface, Sun Grown Orange No. 1).

Cost: 10/10
This metric honestly inflates the rating higher than I’d like it to go. However, at 6 dollars per gram, you can’t go wrong for a low-THC, mid-CBD strain.

What I like:
+ It’s cheap and the name is fun.
+ I can use it when I have some pain (menstrual cramps, muscle pain) and go on with my day.
It can be used in tandem with higher THC strains to achieve more well-rounded effects.

What I don’t like:
– It’s cheap, and it shows (the pictures do it better justice than IRL.)
– It doesn’t really do much for me on it’s own.

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