The perfect balance
This is probably the best 1:1 ratio flower I’ve had in awhile and possibly in all the years I’ve been reviewing cannabis. If you’re not familiar with the term 1:1, it means the THC and CBD potencies are the same (or very close), and in this case was rated 6.39% THC and 5.86% CBD.
If you ever had one before and didn’t like it, you’ll more than likely change your mind about them with this cultivar.
Appearance and Smell
Tantalus Labs has some very unique aromas I’ve noticed, this one had a woodsy pine with citrus notes to it. No humidity pack was needed as the buds were in great shape, slightly sticky, dense and perfect in my view. The colour was very golden to me, up close shots show dark purple leaves covered by the blankets of trichomes.
Effects and When to use
I usually prefer higher THC amounts for chronic pain relief, but found this provided decent pain relief for daytime use when needing to feel focused and when needing the ability to go about my day. As with most cannabis cultivars I did experience dry mouth but this didn’t bother me. The duration of the effects lasted 60 to 90 minutes.
Vapourization is my preferred method and I currently use the Mighty as my go to as of the last few months. I generally kept the temperatures at 182C (360F), which is enough to boil the CBD from the flower and many of the other terpenes involved. Since Tantalus Labs doesn’t post what terpenes are in their products, I sourced it from the BC Cannabis Store website and found the dominant terpene was Pinene.
I always roll a gram into a joint when reviewing, and this time around I experienced smooth smoke with white ash being produced, however the paper I was using was causing dark ash on the outside. This occurs due to hemp papers absorbing moisture really well and will make your paper seem more resiny. I tried a smaller joint to verify this claim with non-hemp papers and didn’t have the same issue.
Package dates, Price and Recommendation
Both 3.5 gram containers had a package date of May 7th 2019 and was consumed June 29th, purchase date was shortly before that. I paid $10.72 per gram plus tax since I bought 7 grams in total. This price varies from $9.60 to $11 a gram which depends on how much you buy. I’d rather have the discount taken by amount ordered in total than on a per cultivar basis.
I would recommend Watersprite to other medical patients and to retail consumers wanting a nice enjoyable daytime experience.