The Ten Co.
Zkittlez x Kush Mints 11
34% Total Cannabinoids
Mixed Citrus Orchard, hint of Roadkill, London Dry Gin, Savory Dryer Sheet on backend.
Dry Pull: Pomelo Flavored Fun Dip Powder
Combustion: Grapefruit Butane, String Cheese, Nutty Dough & Iodine finish.
Vapor: Skunky Pine, Minty Acetaldehyde, light Lemon Lozenge.
Above-Average Strength – Euphoric head high with some light temple pressure. Hits behind the eyes a bit, followed by some upper back relief. Loose neck and shoulders. Doesn’t wear me down, but doesn’t bring me up too much either. An intense, yet mellow high. If that makes any sense.
Ten Co. has been on my radar for quite some time, but batches of Zushi have been hit or miss for some people, so I wanted to hold out for the perfect entry point. When I heard that Ten Co. came out with some regulated market drops, I ran down to Cana Harbor with @zerofuxthecannabisconnoisseur to check it out. So is the massive hype warranted? Let’s crack open the pack and find out.
Fanastic art design, high quality mylar bag. Bud was recently packed. Love the packaging here. The little surfing sushi check all the kawaii boxes in my book. We’re off to a strong start.
Terp technicians will be delighted by Blue Zushi. The nose is fresh, lively, and packed with roadkill and citrus. The first aroma that jumps out is the wonderful blast of mixed citrus orchard. There’s grapefruit, tangerines, monk’s hand, lime, and lemon zest. A bit of fresh bark, too. Once these volatiles register, I start to pick up a strong, nutty death. It almost tapers towards cheese, but doesn’t quite go there. This is pretty unique. At last, there’s a bit of juniper berries that hit the air, but more similar to smelling someone’s breath after a night of gin cocktails. On the grind, there’s a cleansing dryer sheet on the backend, like a whole bunch of fresh, warm laundry has just landed on my face. Yet, I have to note that there is a light savory, umami quality underneath that I don’t find usually present in these types of crosses. Very interesting.
For a zkittlez cross, this bud is rather attractive, as the KM11 delivers that touch of icy frost that it’s known for. Most excellent. I’m tremendously impressed with the cure and humidity for a recreational drop – this is on point. Trim and manicure are just fine, no errors to note.
Z crosses have been scaring me away lately. It’s always a gamble whether I get that lovely citric acid, sour skittles vibe or straight-up bitter Grandma’s perfume. With success, this Blue Zushi definitely falls into the former category. Up front, a thick, sour butane takes over the back of my throat before releasing notes of sour candy and cheesy funk. Finally, a metallic, salted dough gives way to conclude the cloud of combustion. After a minute, the ghost of an OG-like pine lingers about, but only for a moment or two.
At 340°F, a skunky beer quality leaps forward. Like walking through an active brewery, with that yeasty hops and malt liquor quality. I really did expect more limonene and citrus to pop out – which is there in a small dose, but on the backend. Hmm. There’s a bit of mint coupled with a wild bitter note. Almost like that acrid bitter quality that coats your mouth after you’ve thrown up all that gin from earlier, and now you’re on to the dry heaving section. It’s that hydrochloric acid. Not a great memory, but a bold flavor note here. I dig it. Truly unique.
Effects are rather generous, sending me into a creative tailspin while writing this review. Minutes feel like seconds and hours feel like minutes as I look back I ask myself… did I actually write this? I don’t remember taking these pictures. I must have at some point. Damn, this weed is good.
This is one of the best Z crosses I’ve had. A bit on the expensive side to pick up on the regular, but I’d say it was worth it to pick up once and try. Plus, if you’re a bag collector like myself, this is a great add to the collection.
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