Tangerine Haze is a delicious sativa-dominant hybrid with buzzy, thoughtful effects. Originally bred in the Netherlands, this tasty bud was conceived of as a cross between G13 Haze and regional favorite NYC Diesel. What results is a strain with a complex citrus flavor and the kind of high-flying effects that fans of the Haze family have come to appreciate. Its THC content has been measured at between 11% and 21%.
Tangerine Haze tends to have medium-sized flowers that hold a spadelike formation, almost like miniature pinecones. The structure of these buds, however, tends to vary by phenotype, with some appearing compact and dense and others fluffier, with more ragged leaves. In all cases, the leaves themselves are a dark, mossy green and threaded through with vibrant orange pistils. Finally, a dusting of crystalline trichomes gives these flowers a silvery sheen and a very resinous texture.
When properly cured, the most prominent scent that Tangerine Haze’s flowers carry is a tangy citrus odor. Hanging out underneath is a sweet, almost cloying character reminiscent of cotton candy. Meanwhile, grinding up or pulling apart these flowers reveals their Haze lineage, with prominent herbal and vegetal notes. When burnt, Tangerine Haze gives off a very smooth and fruity that tastes vaguely spicy on the exhale.
Like many other strong sativas, Tangerine Haze hits quickly. Smokers may be struck by a sudden increase in cerebral activity, with certain thoughts and concepts occupying more brainspace than they ordinarily might. Many also report cognitive distortions in navigating space and time; depth perception can be altered and a powerful sense of time dilation may set in. Once adjusted to this new mindset, though, smokers find that they are endowed with the energy needed to accomplish a day’s worth of responsibilities, ranging from analytical, work-related tasks to mundane chores.
Fortunately, Tangerine Haze’s sense of focus persists for the duration of the high, maximizing the strain’s payoff. As time passes, a subtle physical high can creep in, relieving muscular tension and calming down any minds that may have become overly active. This strain is unlikely to weigh users down with couchlock, unless dosage is drastically increased. In fact, Tangerine Haze’s ideal combination of mental and physical stimulation make it a good all-purpose enhancement for activities that involve full body and brain coordination, like exercising and playing video games. Because of its active, productive vibes, this is one strain that’s daytime-appropriate. It can be an excellent wake-and-bake contribution to your breakfast spread.
Tangerine Haze’s buzzy properties can also have many benefits for medical cannabis patients. Its mental clarity and lucidity can sustain focus for those with attention deficit disorders. It can also help those with mild to moderate cases of stress and depression to live in the moment and spend their time more consciously and intentionally. Physiologically speaking, Tangerine Haze may numb mild everyday irritations like headaches and nausea. Because it can induce hyperactive, recursive patterns of thinking, this strains is not recommended for those who are prone to paranoia and panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.