New York Craft Cannabis Cup 2021: Judges Edition (Day 5)

“A Sunday well spent brings a week of content” 💖. Happy Sunday Funday Everyone 🖤, I hope you guys were able to get some much-needed relaxation, self-care, and mental preparation for the new week ahead. We’re BACK for Day 5 of our New York Craft Cannabis Cup – Judges Edition. As a reminder, I’ll be blind reviewing 16 different strain samples.  They won’t have any labels so I’ll be going off appearance, aroma, flavor, and effect.  Since my scores will need to remain secret, I won’t be revealing my favorite strain until after the event.  Also, there are 16 different strains that I will need to review by September 23rd (judges’ results are due), so I will be reviewing 2 strain samples per day. 😋

Now, let’s pick back up from where we left off yesterday! Today I decided to go with strain samples #11 and #3.💨

The first strain that I started off with Today was Sample #11 🔎

Appearance – Now this was one gorgeous ass nugget 😍. She had a beautiful manicure/trim, very deep (rich) green color with beautiful orange hairs, you could also see hints of purple peeking out 👀. A very nice coating of trichomes all over this strain sample. She had a spongy feel to her with some slight dryness, however, when I gave her a gentle squeeze there was no crumble👍🏽. Once I ground her up the purple hues came out to play baby 😋😋, I swear the colors on this nugget became more vibrant once I ground her up. Trust me when I tell you even the trichomes were glistening something serious.

Aroma: I wasn’t able to narrow down the scent on this strain sample. I was getting a very faint smell, almost sweet, however, I just couldn’t put my finger on it. Once I ground her up I did get more of a sweet aroma however, it wasn’t very potent.

Flavor: Pretty good on the inhale and exhale, but I still couldn’t narrow down the scent. Since this strain sample had a very faint sweet aroma I decided to smoke one of my joints with my Juicy Jays Cotton Candy rolling papers. It was absolutely delicious 😋. The yummy candy flavor on my lips combined with the sweet smoke was a winning combo.

Effects: I got a pretty good high from this strain sample. The hits were hard, yummy, and smooth😎! I was very relaxed but still able to focus and get some things done. I usually use Sundays to schedule my work week ahead so I’m glad this strain helped me stay focused.

Next up is Sample #3 🔎 –

Appearance – 😑Now, for a strain sample that has my favorite number, I wasn’t too happy! I wasn’t too impressed with the colors or the manicure/trim. The trichomes were giving me more of an amber color as opposed to the glistening white the other strain samples were giving me. On another note, I was happy that the nugget wasn’t dry, it had a nice spongy feel to it. 🤷🏽‍♀️

Aroma: There was a very very faint smell of pine. Aside from that I really couldn’t narrow down a scent. After I ground her up the aroma was still very faint.

Flavor: 😒 I wasn’t too happy with the taste of this strain sample. It left a very unpleasant aftertaste in my mouth. I’m not sure if I can explain it well, however it felt like after I exhaled there was still smoke lingering in my mouth. Since I wasn’t too happy with the taste I decided to smoke the remaining strain sample with my Juicy Jays Cherry rolling papers. This helped a bit, but there were no major improvements. I tasted the sweet cherry flavor on my lips, however, I still had to deal with the unpleasant aftertaste of the smoke.

Effects: 😯 Despite the taste and appearance, the hits were hard and I did get a decent high. I felt pretty relaxed and a little wavy. It was a decent strain to help wine down my day, I was able to make something to eat and kick my feet up and watch Power Book III: Raising Kanan.

Well, that’s it for Day 5 of my New York Craft Cannabis Cup reviews, make sure you check back tomorrow for my review on my next two strain samples😋. Enjoy your Sunday and make sure you get some self-care in while you prep for the week ahead. I’m off to go record my scores for these two strains have a great one my Canna-Family. 💖