Weed: What Does It Taste Like?
There are so many different flavors out there to taste and explore, and they’re all really exciting and delicious. Whether you’re looking for something sweet, salty, sour, or savory, you’ll find lots of delicious options at the grocery store. And when it comes to food, there are really endless possibilities for combinations, so you can enjoy flavors in all sorts of different ways. There are so many different flavors to experience, and they’re all so amazing!
Cannabis can offer a range of unique and tantalizing experiences when it comes to flavors, aromas, and textures. With so many varieties available today, you can find weed that smells like lemons, tastes like musky pine, and has the aroma of chocolate-diesel. If your marijuana is a little bland, there are ways to make it taste better, such as rendering an edible creation, adding a dash of trichomes from another cultivar, or infusing your extracts with whatever tastes you fancy.
In this article, we want to discuss the many different flavors that cannabis can have. What does each strain taste like? What flavors do terpenes contribute? Can you learn how to make your cannabis taste better? Let’s explore all of the different flavors that cannabis can offer!
The Many Flavors of Cannabis
There are so many different flavors of cannabis that it feels like you’re visiting an ice cream shop on steroids. Cannabis plants produce a wide variety of tastes, smells, textures, colors and sensory experiences that are unmatched by anything else on the planet. Every crop and every strain can be unique or diverse. Sweet, spicy, savory, tangy, sour – just a few of the flavors of weed – are just a sampling of the many that can be found.
There are a lot of different strain names for cannabis, and some of them suggest some of the flavors that the buds can have. So, people have started to classify the flavors into different categories. Some buds smell like lemons, mangoes, or other fruit, while others have a more skunky or sharp taste. Before we can figure out what terpenes taste like or how to make your weed taste better, we think it would be helpful to know about the different categories of flavors that we know exist.
Some strains that taste and smell like the sharp, musky, or semi-sweet fumes of fuel can be quite flavorful and many smokers enjoy them. Diesel strains, which can also be referred to as “Chemical” strains, offer strong citrus, musk, and metallic flavors that cut through your senses and linger for minutes after each puff.
There are a variety of dark fruit strains available, such as Strawberry Cough, Berry White, Blueberry, and Zkittlez. They all taste and smell like a bowl of fruit, and they often look colorful too. People enjoy these strains year after year because they have a rich, full-bodied bouquet of flavors with a variety of visual elements.
If you’re looking for a different flavor profile, try a tropical strain. These strains have flavors reminiscent of fruits like pineapples, mangoes, tangerines, and coconuts. They are light and refreshing, and can be a great way to change things up. Many people find tropical strains to be especially energizing or refreshing.
Cheese strains of cannabis are some of the most delicious flavors out there. They have a nutty, bold, sharp and savory taste, and the aromas can vary a bit, but some people love the lingering cheese funk it can add to a party. Some people find the strains a bit heavy or too woody/nutty, but for many cheese fans, they’re definitely worth trying.
There are so many delicious strains of weed named after favorite desserts, so we thought it would make sense to call this category “sweets”. The delicious smell and taste of vanilla, honey, cinnamon, spice, herbs, or chocolate is what really draws people to these strains. Some popular strains that fall into this category include Cherry Pie, Slymer Cookies, Jungle Cake, and Wedding Cake.
Sour strains offer a unique and intense flavor profile that is reminiscent of sour citrus fruit. They are some of the most popular strains on the market, and their potent and sour flavors are perfect for those who love a variety of flavors in their cannabis.
Some of the most popular cannabis strains provide a wealth of diverse herbal, floral or spice flavors and aromas that can keep your senses guessing each time you light one up. Cinnamon, cedar, chili and clove are very common spice-inspired flavors of these kinds of strains, while others can soothe or relax under tones of sage, lavender or rosemary. Spice strains are a nice choice for people who want a strain that pairs well with chill environments, but they can also enliven the mind when you need to find your second wind.
Do you enjoy the flavors and aromas of natural things, like tobacco, fresh cut grass, or decaying wood? Earthy strains of cannabis are full of those same flavors and aromas, and can be as relaxing and satisfying as smoking tobacco or fresh cut grass.
Natural flavors in cannabis flowers are amazing because they have so many different combinations. We’re going to focus on the flavors that are found in flowers naturally, because it’s really impressive how terpenes can combine to create different flavors and aromas.
To get a good idea of what weed tastes like, you need to know about its various terpenes. There are over 400 of them and their individual flavors and aromas are still being studied, so we won’t go into too much detail here. However, if you’re interested, we suggest reading more about it on the internet.
Knowing what terpenes are involved in cannabis taste and smell can help us understand why it tastes and smells the way it does. However, there is still much to learn about the inner workings of cannabinoids, terpenes, and cannabis as a whole.
Some of the sweet floral scents and herbal flavors found in cannabis can be attributed to the terpene linalool. This terpene is often associated with lavender, birch, rosewood, and other calming aromas that can help with moods, anxiety, restlessness, and more.
Limonene is a well-known mood booster and anxiety reliever, and is often referred to as a ‘gatekeeper’ terpene because it helps the body absorb other terpenes and cannabinoids more efficiently.
Myrcene is a unique blend of strong tastes and smells, which makes it recognizable as a source of THC. It is linked with the absorption of THC that is characteristic of strains that are classified as Indica-dominant. Undertones of spices and herbs like thyme or hops can be balanced with hints of sweet mangoes in Myrcene.
Terpinolene is a calming and sedative terpene that has been shown to have anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties. It is known for its powerful herbal flavors and aromatic wildflower scent.
With Eucalyptol, you’ll enjoy intense scents and flavors of eucalyptus combined with soothing effects and a spicy edge. This terpene has traditional medicinal benefits as well as being an excellent pain reliever.
Humulene brings the natural earthiness and scent of the forest floor to your cannabis experience. It has a sharp mineral taste, and can stimulate and suppress appetite depending on the user. In addition, humulene is known to help with swelling.
Whenever you light up some high-quality cannabis containing Pinene, you’ll feel like you’re walking in the trees on a starlit night. Pinene is one of the most common terpenes you’ll find in cannabis, and its characteristic citrus, pine, and sage aromas make it a familiar and popular scent. Pinene has been shown to have profound cognitive benefits, including improvements in memory.
Caryophyllene is a comforting, wholesome terpene with notes of cedar, wood, and spices like cinnamon or pepper. It has a bit of bite, but is known to help with sleep, inflammation, and muscle spasms.
Camphene is a unique smelling and tasting terpene with a variety of interesting flavors that can create a unique sensory experience. Some of its known benefits include antioxidant and antifungal properties, which makes it a popular choice as a natural remedy.
How to Make Your Weed Taste Better
Do you ever feel like you’re losing money when you grow cannabis? Growing cannabis can be similar to cooking – you can make a simple meal taste great by adding some spices or garnish. However, there are a lot more factors to consider when it comes to jazzing up your cannabis. Like we talked about in this article, how cannabis tastes depends on a number of factors, including the genetics of the cannabis, the type of cannabis product, its age, the presence of terpenes and cannabinoids, and any flavor or aroma enhancers.
I understand that you may be hesitant to make any changes to your skunk nugs, but I can assure you that turning them into tropical buds of paradise can be a lot of work with many extra steps required. Sometimes the investment you would have to make isn’t worth the final product. Sometimes skunk weed is just skunk weed meant for those who don’t have taste buds or who want to gift it to their enemies in a show of peace.
If you have a particularly delicious cannabis strain, adding a little salt, honey, or other botanical ingredients can take your weed to a whole new level of taste. We want to know what tricks you know of to make your weed taste even better, and we’d love for you to share them with us in the comments.
If you have any tips or tricks you use to grow weed that smells great, we want to hear about them! You could be featured in one of our upcoming blog posts about growing tips and tricks, so make sure to share your experiences on our social media channels.