Awesome Type 2 Strain This is my first time trying Holy City Farms and also my first time trying a type 2 flower. I saw last week that... read moreThis is my first time trying Holy City Farms and also my first time trying a type 2 flower. I saw last week that they had this Olympus Mons up and grabbed 4g for an awesome price with the discount. They also included some samples of their type 3 flower to try out that I will be putting up some reviews of soon. I haven't tried any of the type 3 flower yet, but first impressions of smell and looks are very positive. I've had a wicked cold and cough for over a week now so I haven't smoked or vaped anything for several days, but I couldn't wait any longer to try this Olympus Mons so I did a quick vape session with some last night.Joel 11/27/2022
Shipping/Packaging - Everything was shipped in a regular brown box with "Shawn Ransford HCF" on the return address. It was very discreet and there was no smell at all. When opening the box there was a HCF sticker, packing slip, and the flower. There wasn't any notice to law enforcement, but the fact that this is CBD flower with less than 0.3% D9 is prominently displayed on the labels for the flower. The flower itself is in Grove TerpLoc sealed bags. The bags were loose in the box with tissue paper for padding, and I figured that since there was no heat or vacuum seal that there might be a smell, but no matter how much I tried I couldn't smell anything until I opened up the bags themselves. They seem to do a really good job of keeping in the smell and the bud wasn't squished or anything.
Appearance/Feel - My 4g bag weighed out to 5.8g so almost 150% of what it was supposed to be, which is awesome! It was 4 buds total that are all beautiful and fairly large. They are very well trimmed and have lots of greens and orange hairs for the coloration. It's not the most exotic or prettiest bud I've ever seen, but looks nice and frosty and fresh. The cure on the bud is just about pitch perfect. They are medium density and had that perfect snap to it when breaking it apart. It was very sticky when grinding up, but ground into a very nice fluffy grind.
Smell - I went through and smelled all the type 3 flower I got from them first and smelled this last to compare. CBD flower always seems to have a bit of a unique fruity, floral, gassy smell to it. Obviously different strains smell different, but they all seem to lack that skunky smell that only comes from "the real deal". This was pretty much a mix of the two, as I guess you would expect from a type 2. It was super loud, but it had that fresh fruity and gas smell that good CBD flower can have, but then there was an underlying skunkiness to it that reminds you that this isn't your typical CBD flower. It was a a really nice smell in my opinion, but again, isn't the strongest.
Taste - I'm probably not the best judge of taste right now (have a cold), but it tasted roughly like it smelled. You could get some light gas notes, a little skunk, and some fresh pine and fruit. It was a nice light flavor with a pleasant aftertaste. It took a minute to get the vapor going good, but after that it hit fine and produced decent vapor that thankfully was very smooth and didn't make me cough too much. It actually ended up make my sore throat and cough feel better for a while afterwards oddly enough.
Effects - This one is only about 4-5% THCa I think so don't expect super strong effects, but they were just about perfect for me and was exactly what I hoped they would be. It was a very mellow and relaxing feeling high and I remained fairly clear headed, but was also pleasantly lifted. I definitely was high from it, it was just a very mild high and I felt more medicated than just straight high. It seemed to help with my cough some and made my throat feel better for a while as well as just making my body feel pretty good all over. It was relaxing, but also uplifting, not necessarily sedating. I'd say it leans more sativa in my opinion, but no mind racing or anxiety or any of that, just sort of slightly energizing and motivating. I vaped some in the evening, but I can see this being a better daytime strain. I still slept fine, I just didn't feel sleepy and sedated like other indica strains can make me feel. It lasted a good hour or so and then I could feel the effects fading some. Overall I'm really digging the effects of this and wish I had bought more while it was still available. I'll be on the lookout for any more type 2 strains from them in the future.
Conclusion - This is some of the best feeling flower I've had in a while. Packaging and such was great and the flower itself feels very sticky and fresh. It smells and tastes good, even if it's not the strongest out there. The effects were awesome and uplifting, exactly what I was hoping for out of a 4-5% THCa type 2. HCF has impressed me so far and I'm looking forward to trying out their type 3 flower as well. I hope they put out some more type 2 in the future and I will definitely be grabbing some if they do. read less
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