For this review, I tried out a strain called Gelato Mint Pheno# 5 that’s under the Tribal Brand and produced by Cannara Biotech, a company located in Quebec.
There is some excitement straight off the bat: High terpene percentages (2-5%), harvest date, and tuna can-style container—all things that we consumers love to see.
This Indica-dominant cultivar came in with strong THC content at 21.8% (it varies between 20% and 28%) and an inconsiderable amount of CBD. This is the first product that I tried out from this LP, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised.
Below is a more in-depth breakdown of this Gelato Mint.
- Lineage: It’s It x Cookies & Cream
- Type: Indica-dominant
- Potency: 20-28% THC, 0-1% CBD
- Terpene Profile: Caryophyllene, Limonene, Myrcene, Linalool, Farnecene, and Pinene
- Packaging Details: Harvested on 01/15/2021, packaged on 02/20/2021, reviewed/tested on 03/01/2021. Lot #01563A1
- Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams at the SQDC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for $24.20 ($6.91/gram).
This Gelato Mint came in with some major bag appeal. The first thing I noticed after popping open the tuna-style container (which was a first for me and a first for the SQDC) was how shiny the weed was. You can see the little trichome diamonds glowing under LED lights—this is usually a good sign.
I would put this cultivar under the “sexy buds” category. Light green with navy and purple calyxes, completely covered in a thick trichome sheet, with some dark orange pistils.
It came in a little too dry for my liking at 41% RH, though the weed was still fairly sticky. I decided to bring the moisture back up to 58% to really get all that terpene goodness (this smelled amazing, see below).
Size-wise, there were four medium nugs and a couple of small ones.
I would put this in the “air freshener” category as in let’s go and make an air freshener out of this terpene profile!
There is just so much freshness that jumps out of this little container, and it comes in waves. I got a strong minty, lemony smell at first that’s heavily accented by this fresh and sweet green apple-like scent.
They weren’t playing with the terp (3.7%) percentage on this!
When it comes to taste, you get all the goodness that the aroma has to offer but on a smaller scale.
I got the fresh herbal/minty flavor on the inhale, with some sweet lemony notes on the exhale and the aftertaste.
The smoke was smoother than butter, and you know what the main problem was? You just want more of it! As in you want to keep rolling up more joints, I ran through this weed way faster than I should have.
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This Gelato Mint Pheno #5 is what I would consider a slapper. The ‘high” it emits is sharp, strong, and instantaneous.
Both cerebral and physical, the effects creep up throughout the entire body pretty quickly and leave you in a fuzzy but relaxing state of mind, I was quite content with not doing anything too productive after smoking this.
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I must say I was quite impressed with this first offering from Cannara. From its price point to the terpene percentage on the packing and everything else, this seems like a winner at the SQDC.
This LP is supposed to come out with a big line-up of strains this year, and I hope they can stay consistent.
I would recommend this to both beginners and everyday users, but beware, make sure all the important things are done before jumping into this.
If you’ve tried out some of this Gelato Mint, let me know what you thought of it in the comments below (please include pics!) And also, If you are a cannabis enthusiast or simply curious about different strains, I suggest checking out my evaluations of White Russian and Monkey Glue.
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- Mint Chocolate Chip – similar minty and sweet flavor, with a more relaxing and sedative effect.
- Thin Mint Cookies – has a similar lineage as Gelato Mint, with a strong mint and sweet flavor, and a more euphoric and energetic effect.
- Ice Cream Cake – similarly sweet and creamy flavor, with a more balanced and mellow effect.
- Wedding Cake – sweet and earthy flavor like Gelato Mint, with a more relaxing and stress-relieving effect.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Gelato mint indica or sativa?
Gelato Mint is a hybrid strain, which means it has both indica and sativa genetics in its lineage. Some of its parent strains include Thin Mint GSC, Sunset Sherbet, and Blueberry.
What are the effects of the Gelato Mint strain?
The Gelato Mint strain can produce effects such as relaxation, euphoria, creativity, focus, increased appetite, and reduced anxiety.
Is the Gelato Mint strain suitable for beginners?
Yes, the Gelato Mint strain can be suitable for beginners as it typically has a moderate THC content and a balanced high. Some relevant entities include THC, high, balanced effect, and moderate potency.