I tried out some Tsunami made by Hexo for this review; it’s definitely a strong strain. It’s an Indica-dominant cultivar with 19.7% THC and an inconsiderable amount of CBD. Tsunami is actually a variant of Northern Lights, probably one of the most popular strains of all time. When it comes to lineage, Northern Lights is a descendant of Afghani and Thai landrace strains, and it’s known for it’s fast-flowering qualities, and it’s resilience during growth. I found that it smelled, tasted, and looked great. It definitely had some bag appeal; however, the high was a little too heavy for me personally. You can find a more detailed breakdown below.
Terpenes: Pinene, nerolidol, cymene, linalol, limonene
Packaging Details: This was packaged on 10/15/19, it was purchased and reviewed on 12/25/2020, exactly 71 days total after being packaged. Lot# AAA-112600
Pricing Details: This 3.5 gram container was purchased for $30.30 CAD at the SQDC in Montreal, QC. ($8.66/G)
Most of the buds that I got in the 3.5 gram container actually pretty decently sized, not too many little nugs. They were all of a light green color with some light orange pistils and a whole lot of white trichomes, which make the nugs look beautiful under LED lights. Once again, though, and I know it may seem repetitive but the way the buds feel is part of the look, THE DRYNESS. It’s such a simple fix, yet it keeps happening over and over again, so for me, it knocks the score down a lot. This came in at under 45% RH in the container; that kind of humidity content makes the weed dryer than it should be, especially after being packaged for a few months.
A powerful and pungent aroma came out of the container when I removed the seal; I didn’t even need to put my nose directly inside it. It was a refreshing herbal type of smell; the myrcene really stands out as there were some subtle sweet scents floating around. As I bid up the weed, the smell got way stronger and very present all over my living room, actually.
This was a great tasting cultivar; just like the smell, there was a refreshing taste to it. Very herbal and earthy with a touch of citrus in it. The smoke was pretty smooth, with minimal coughing involved, and the aftertaste was pleasant as the citrus notes stayed on the palate on the exhale. I found that the taste and the smell were above average in this one, although it’s mostly just herbal and earthy, it’s enjoyable and present.
This is one of those strains that I found slightly too heavy when it comes to the high. What I mean by that is that I couldn’t actually do anything. I would not suggest this to a beginner; the THC percentage doesn’t do this justice. I felt very lethargic and completely glued to the couch; I actually passed out within about 30 minutes, woke up, ate ice cream, and went right back to bed. Don’t get me wrong; I completely understand that some people love this high, and as you know, the actual score is subjective, so for me, this is a little too much. Basically, you need to want to be in this state to enjoy this high.
In conclusion, I would not suggest this to a person that hasn’t smoked much before. I believe it will bring in some anxiety and paranoia; it’s powerful. If you like what I call the “couch potato” high, then you may enjoy this. If you want to be functional, I don’t believe this Northern Light variant is for you. I was as functional as a guy with a man cold, as someone with a hangover, you get the point. Don’t get it twisted, though; this is an ok strain that has won a whole lot of awards in the past that will knock you on your ass! Based on consumer reviews, many people have used this for insomnia because it’s definitely a flower that will help you go straight to sleep. Please leave your reviews below!