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best tasting strains 2018

Best tasting strains 2018

Understanding what’s behind the amazing flavor of your favorite buds is no easy task. But as the medical and legal cannabis markets expand and this booming industry builds legitimacy, the latest scientific research is making it crystal clear: There’s far more to marijuana than just the well-known cannabinoids like THC and CBD.

Total terp count: 2.47%
Primary terps: myrcene (14.93 mg/g); pinene (8.39 mg/g)
Judges’ scorecard: 4.5 (out of 5) for taste; 4 for aroma
Competition: Denver US Cannabis Cup, 2015
Grower: Grow Bales (Brenton Swanson)
Lab-tested by: Charas Scientific Labs, Denver
Total terp count: 1.75%
Primary terps: limonene (6.7 mg/g); pinene (2.5 mg/g); myrcene (2.4 mg/g); ocimene (1.67 mg/g); trace amounts of humulene, fenchol and camphene
Judges’ scorecard: 3.75 (out of 5) for taste; 4.1 for aroma
Competition: Michigan Medical Cannabis Cup, 2015
Awards: 5th Place, Hybrid Flowers (Medical)
Grower: Crockett Family Farms
Lab-tested by: Iron Labs (Walled Lake, MI) and PSI Labs (Ann Arbor)

Description: An appropriate name for an OG Kush phenotype that represents the seemingly endless parade of OG phenos that grace our pages and our competitions year after year. This OG didn’t knock the socks off our judges, but she did tip the scales at just over 3% on her terp count, which is on par with some concentrates. Her diverse terp profile, which includes humulene and pinene as well as high levels of limonene and myrcene, solidifies her place near the top of The List.
Terps 101
HT’s partner labs test strains not only for cannabinoids, but for a full range of terpenes as well. Then we combine these quantitative results with the qualitative data obtained from hundreds of expert judges at our Cannabis Cups over the past two years to determine which strains possess the best flavor and aroma, making the cannabis connoisseur’s palate water even before the first bowl is sparked ….
Total terp count: 1.9%
Primary terps: linalool (2.68 mg/g); humulene (1.65 mg/g); limonene (1.4 mg/g); trace amounts of myrcene, pinene, nerolidol and terpinolene
Judges’ scorecard: 4.2 (out of 5) for taste; 4.5 for aroma
Competition: Michigan Medical Cannabis Cup, 2015
Awards: 1st Place, Indica Flowers (Medical)
Grower: 3rd Gen Family x TerpHogz
Lab-tested by: Iron Labs (Walled Lake, MI) and PSI Labs (Ann Arbor)
Total terp count: 2.4%
Primary terps: myrcene (15.9mg/g); pinene (4.2 mg/g); limonene (2.1 mg/g)
Judges’ scorecard: 4.2 (out of 5) for taste; 3.85 for aroma
Competition: Michigan Medical Cannabis Cup, 2015
Awards: 2nd Place, Sativa Flowers (Medical)
Grower: Cannabiotix
Lab-tested by: Iron Labs (Walled Lake, MI) & PSI Labs (Ann Arbor)

From our survey of the “Best-Tasting Buds on Earth,” we’ve compiled the following chart of grow specs for each strain. This data was supplied to us directly by the competitors and growers via their Cannabis Cup entry forms for the various competitions mentioned in The List. Take a closer look at the methods, mediums and nutrients used here. Notice any pattern?

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