Blem x Cali Lotus
Cherry Kush x Durban Poison
29.9% Total Cannabinoids
Jar: light Caramel, Chlorine
Core: Pistachio Pepper Cake, Sweet Dark Fruit,
Frost is dialed up. Very purple. Dry exterior, moderately dry interior, but still has give, leaves behind no trace of terps on fingers.
Sweet Hazelnut Gas, touch of Evergreen.
Medium Strength Euphoric, Head feels light as a feather. Excellent relief from pain and body tension.
Coming off of an astouding Jet Fuel, Cali Lotus has set itself a high bar in my book. I’ve been strongly recommended by many that their line of OG’s is just as incredible, so I was beyond elated to break into Boasy – “Butterscotch hybrid flower” – by Blem Vibe.
Initially, opening the jar is a complete disappointment, as the escaping aroma seems like it has escaped far before we got to it. What’s left is very sweet, with notes of caramel and pool water.
I pour a couple nugs out. They look like they should be in a damn showroom. Absolutely freaking gorgeous, shimmering dark indigo crystals coat the bud… but the exterior is brittle and breaks down like powder. This bud has seen better days. I know some people will say that bud is sticky enough if it holds onto my finger after it’s been ground up, but that doesn’t cut it for me. By that barometer, I have some dried oregano in my cupboard that’s been open for over 3 years that passes the stick test.
Breaking open the core does deliver an intoxicating, nutty, vanilla cake aroma that I’ve found in the very best MAC, alongside stone fruit, like plumb and dark cherries.
And damn, this smoke is buttery smooth. I pick up trace elements of some of the best OG’s and strains I’ve ever had, pre-ICO days. This could easily be a 10/10, if it were only louder, I mean, honestly, this is so muted, maybe a 2 or 3 in volume, and that’s the worst part. It’s like traveling to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa, except when you get there, you find out that the painting now has a giant glass barrier around it, and your stuck in the back of the crowd trying to peek through as the sublime art is just sitting there, so close, yet totally out of focus. I’d be less disheartened if this strain didn’t have the potential to be so good.
The Fire Scale: 6/10 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥