Tangerine Dream (by San Rafael '71) Strain Review

For this cannabis strain review, I tried out some Tangerine Dream made by San Rafael 71 which is a Medrelief brand. This strain is quite popular across the world and has won many cannabis cups, most recently being named the top sativa flower in the 2019 Canadian Cannabis Awards. It’s a high quality flower that packs some awesome flavors and aromas, with a terpene profile that includes myrcene, pinene and guaiol. This specific batch that I’m reviewing has 12.78% THC and no CBD. The lineage is quite interesting, as this strain comes from a cross between G13, Afghani, and Neville’s A5 Haze.

Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams of Tangerine Dream for $28.20 ($8.06/Gram) at the SQDC in Montreal, QC, Canada. 

Packaging Details: This was packaged on 01/03/2020 and tested/reviewed on 2/3/2020, exactly 31 days after being packaged. 

Tangerine Dream by San Rafael '71 (picture of cannabis)
Tangerine Dream

Appearance 4.5/5

To start, I didn’t get any small nugs at all, which is always a plus in my book. The buds were all very fresh and sticky, there were about 6 nugs in total for 3.5 grams, they were also very dense and each nug bid up to a very decent amount of weed. The colors on this strain are ridiculous, there is a mix of dark green, light green, dark purple and navy on the nugs and leaves, you mix in the bright orange pistils and the white trichomes and you get yourself some really pretty looking weed. I think that a better trimming job could be done overall, with the amount of leaves and stems present. 

Tangerine Dream by San Rafael '71 (picture of cannabis)

Aroma 5/5

I believe that after trying this strain out a few times, you would actually be able to tell if it’s tangerine dream just by smelling it, that’s how unique it is. The fragrance is very sweet and citrusy, you can really smell the tangerine and blood oranges. There is a herbal scent that comes out once the flower is bid up. Personally, I haven’t smelled anything like it before, and most people I showed it to were surprised by the aroma.

Taste 4/ 5

The smoke hit pretty smoothly with this strain, the joint burns perfectly. The taste is interesting because although you can still feel some citrusy undertones, there is a diesel, chemical type of taste on the inhale. The tangerine taste comes right back out on the exhale, there is a very unique orange zesty flavor that stays on the palate. 

Tangerine Dream by San Rafael '71 (picture of cannabis)

Effects 4.5/5

Before I even finished my joint I felt an immediate head rush, although not as intense as other strains I’ve tried where the THC percentage is 20+, I found that initially, it comes in pretty fast and strong. It is a cerebral high, but it’s not too intense. I was not glued to my couch and I felt pretty productive overall. I also found that this strain emits anti-inflammatory and very calming effects. I’ve also read many reviews where consumers have used this for insomnia as well.

Overall 4.5/ 5

If this tangerine dream strain review piqued your curiosity, I’m glad because I believe it’s a very unique cultivar with very special aromas and flavors that I would recommend to beginners and every day smokers. Somebody that’s not used to cannabis won’t get overwhelmed with the effects that this strain emits, while the everyday stoners will truly appreciate the uniqueness of this weed. I’m excited to try out some more of this strain made by different brands in the future, if you’ve tried this out please leave your personal reviews and pics below!

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