English Flowers Part Two.
This review features 3 strains from some English home-growers. The church, So Gouda and the Classic UK favourite – Cheese. A big thank you must go out to those who made this happen, im extremely grateful for all of your help! Unlike part 1 of English Flowers, England had some rather nice treats to share with me this time around !
Strain. So Gouda
Appearance. Dark lush, jungle green leaves with nice lime and pale calyxes, beautiful golden hairs are more then out matched by a glistening sea of trichomes!
Aroma/Flavour. Earthy and cheesy aroma, which turns much more fruity once ground up. a smooth oak and smoky flavour once lit, less about of the cheese is there while a more sweeter and musky flavour develops – very enjoyable.
Effects. Felt her from the first toke, which was an unexpected but pleasant surprise. Indica dominant and calming body stone with a milder but nice heady buzz, very relaxing and good for pain.
Comments. the taste lets down the smell a little, but still a good all rounder.
Strain. The Church
Appearance – Very airy and light, darker leaf which is covered in trichomes with lots of voluptuous and beautiful brown hairs. some tiny lime green calyx tops and the amount of trichomes really stands out upon a closer inspection.
Aroma/flavour– Im not sure if this is why the strain is called this, but the church definately smells like and old church, the kind of church where the vicar is a drinker and has spent the money allocated to cleaning on Alcohol instead, not that this is a bad smell mind, extremely musky and earthy. tastes really good, same kind of muskyness which reminds me of days gone by.
Effects – Mid body stone, good symptom management – especially pain. quite relaxing and very therapeutic.
Comments. Has a very welcoming and warm feeling about it, like the Worthers Original adverts. if your granddad smokes – he will love this!
Appearance. Pastel greens with very pronounced calyxes, which upon closer inspection seem to all contain mini seeds. this leads me to believe that this was a feminised seed which has turned into a Hermaphrodite and self pollinated. Dispute the plant putting some of its energy into seed production, there is till a glaze of trichomes covering the whole plant. she has some small and very whispy golden-brown hairs all over.
Aroma/Flavour. Pungent is the first word which comes to mind, this is the kind of cheese which stinks out your whole house without even smoking it if its not stored properly! really earthy and that classic cheesy stinky and heavyness. Real cheesy and earthy flavours a great smoke flavour wise.
Effects. Very heady and strong. a closer look at the trichomes reveals that there has probably been an early harvest as the majority are clear. this does mean that symptom wise this particular plant would have been better left longer to develop the amber trichomes, but still good symptom management with a huge heady buzz which lasts up to an hour.
Comments. if only this has been left longer! cheese if a favorite of mine for flavour and this variety definately didnt let me down in that respect!