This award-winning Sensi Star cultivar is up there when it comes to popular strains worldwide; it actually won its first High Times cannabis cup back in 1999! This specific one that’s grown by Namaste is an Indica-dominant strain with a pretty wide range when it comes to THC (between 11% to 23%).
This specific batch was on the lower end at 13.8% THC and an irrelevant amount of CBD. Sensi Star is a fan favorite among growers for its high-yielding flower, whether grown in soil or hydroponically.
The terpene profile is dominated by limonene (0.3%) which you can really feel in the aroma, combined with caryophyllene (0.25%) and myrcene (0.24%).
Lineage: Originally grown by Paradise Seeds, they don’t provide too much information about the cross that was used to create this strain. We do know, however, that Sensi Star is the parent to strains like Goldstar, Rockstar, and Master Kush.
Packaging Details: This was packaged on 11/14/2019 and tested/reviewed on 01/06/2020, exactly 53 days after being packaged.
Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $24.60 at the SQDC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ($7.03/gram).
The first thing that I noticed is how messy the bright orange pistils are, sticking out from all around the buds (Which is not the case with other Sensi Stars that I’ve tried out like the ones grown by 7 Acres or Dubon). The leaves are of a very light green shade, almost lime green, and the trichomes are really shiny and cover the buds completely.
My reasoning for lowering the score has to do with the nugs themselves; there were too many small ones for my liking, there was also some dryness to this batch.
The aroma was delightful; the limonene really stood out with the citrusy earthy scents that came out of the freshly sealed container. There are also some peppery, herbal, and piney notes; it’s quite the complicated profile.
I found that the smell didn’t really get more intense as the weed was broken up because it was already very intense; to begin with, there wasn’t much of a difference.
I felt as though, unlike the aroma, something was missing in the flavor. It was kind of bland, mostly just a subtle earthy taste on the inhale, and somewhat woody on the exhale and the after taste. The sweetness was not apparent, and I found that there were no citrusy notes that you found in the smell. It was still a very smooth sensation when smoking.
I enjoyed the effects that this strain emitted; this was on the lower spectrum when it comes to THC levels. It was a calm and comfortable high, a very soothing feeling without knocking you out and putting you to sleep. I did find the pasties were quite present, definitely got me feeling the cottonmouth.
The energy levels didn’t fully drop, and the focus was still present.
After spending a couple of days with this cultivar and working on this Sensi Star strain review, I can understand why it’s been a fan favorite for so many years; I can understand the popularity.
The quality of this flower is above-average overall, and although I wasn’t delighted with the look or the flavor of it, I would still recommend this to everyday users and beginners as well (like Cuban Linx which is smooth enough for beginners and costs about the same), as the high won’t overwhelm a beginner (Unlike Houseplant Indica, which is pretty strong for beginners) while still satisfying the heavy user.
If you’ve tried this out, please leave your own reviews in the comments below!