Radiant, gorgeous, frosty, glistening, stunning, delicious, medicinal; there are so many fitting adjectives that can be utilized to describe marijuana, but one word that you probably don’t see often is ravishing. Even though this term isn’t a common one to see, it is certainly fitting, especially for the strains that we will be discussing in this list.
Not only are these strains “ravishing,” but they are also unique and possess their own individually, beautiful qualities. Whether you are looking for an indica, a sativa, or something in between, give one of these gorgeous ladies a try; they’re bound to leave you speechless not only because of their looks but because of how they taste and make you feel as well.
Keep reading to discover 5 of the most ravishing cannabis strains of 2019…
1. Mimosa (Hybrid)
A sativa-dominant hybrid strain that truly packs a punch, Mimosa is a brand new, up and coming creation from Symbiotic Genetics which has begun spreading like wildfire among the marijuana community for its vibrant, frosty appearance, fruity yet zesty aroma, and incredibly energizing/uplifting effects. Mimosa is truly stunning as it glistens and glimmers when placed in both sunshine and artificial light.
Mimosa is a cross between the sativa Clementine and the indica Purple Punch. It is a masterful creation that combines the positive elements of both its parent plants. Mimosa is most commonly consumed along the West Coast, especially in California and Oregon, and those who taste this strain agree that it tastes just as good as the delicious cocktail.
With an average THC content of around 19-22%, a little goes a long way with Mimosa. For those who are complete novices, it is better to start out small and ease your way into a larger dose of this potent herb. More experienced cannabis smokers, as if they were drinking the cocktail, will know when they’ve had enough.
The taste of the flower is no doubt part of what makes it so charming, with a sweet initial flavor that is amplified with scrumptious notes of zesty oranges and other citrus fruits, complemented by the strength of Hawaiian Punch, outpouring a combination that is similar to the famous poolside alcoholic beverage.
Appearance is the second major factor that makes Mimosa so desirable because the buds literally radiate intense beauty that leaves witnesses in complete awe.
Although the buds are mostly green, they exhibit elements of vibrant red that infuse with bright orange pistils, those tiny curling hairs. To top it off, the sugar leaves are densely coated with trichomes that resemble a light dusting of snow at the start of winter.
Mimosa is a popular choice among people who suffer from chronic stress, depression, chronic pain, cramps, and anxiety, due to this strain’s uplifting and energizing effects. Mimosa will leave you feeling positive and content, usually plastering a big smile on your face, too, just for good measure.
2. The Black (Indica)
Notorious for its dark, stormy and moody appearance, The Black is a potent indica strain that ranks in at about 90% indica and 10% sativa. Bound to knock you on your butt, those who want a marijuana strain that can help relax you, settle the nerves, sedate you, help increase your appetite or diminish pain might find their strain of choice in The Black.
Apart from its other qualities, The Black is stunning to look at; with its deep hues fully entrancing more than a few who have laid eyes on it. The fact that it smells phenomenal and tastes yummy too are only added bonuses.
Entering the cannabis scene back in the 1980s, The Black did not begin to gain popularity until its recognition in 2008, when High Times listed it as one of the Top 10 Cannabis Strains for that year. After this, everyone became really excited about this strain, which displayed such an original appearance that it was difficult not to spot when sitting on the dispensary shelf.
Bred by the expert geneticists at BC Bud Depot (with roots from “unknown” origins), there is some speculation that this cannabis variety may have actually originated from California and Vancouver Island in Canada, but these claims are not fully confirmed. What can be confirmed is that The Black can be found all over North America, and is enthusiastically consumed by people from many different walks of life.
With a THC content that sits at about 18-20% on average, The Black is certainly not a light-high variety of cannabis, but neither is it overly heavy. Nevertheless, it is potent, so novice smokers should beware and start out small before jumping into bowl after bowl of this scrumptious delight (it will be tempting).
Featuring a prominent and pungent aroma that reeks of grapes and other fruits, these sweet smells are followed by spicy and earthy notes. Hitting smooth and velvet-like when fired up, the smoke from this herb will roll right down your throat and into your lungs, and likely won’t make you cough unless you take a monster heater straight to the windpipe. You’ll receive the flavor of berries and fruits, along with a blend of spices and pepper-like hints, ultimately leaving a nice, sugary aftertaste.
The appearance of The Black is probably its most unique feature, because the densely packed buds are deep purple and black all over, almost looking as if they’ve originated from some distant galaxy far, far away. In between the black masses are orange pistils, which juxtapose greatly from the dark shades around them, and frosty trichomes that give the already gorgeous flower an extra glow and shimmer.
3.Mandarin Cookies R2 (Hybrid)
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If ever a photo of a cannabis strain conjured up images of a white Christmas, then surely this photo of the Mandarin Cookies R2 strain does exactly that. It has an almost Christmas-tree like appearance in this photo and is so heavily frosted with trichomes that it looks like it has just snowed. I’m sure that after you’ve sampled some of Mandarin Cookies R2’s delights, you will feel like all your Christmases have come at once.
This ravishing and radiant strain is the creation of Ethos Genetics. This particular phenotype (R2) is the result of crossing Mandarin Cookies #3 with Mandarin Cookies #17.
Mandarin Cookies R2 is an extremely potent strain. Samples of this phenotype have been shown to contain a whopping 25% THC (some claim that this phenotype can reach up to 30% THC, which is extremely potent!). In terms of its aroma, Mandarin Cookies is a pungent mix of diesel combined with sweet, citrusy notes.
Fans of the Mandarin Cookies strain say that it is the perfect after-dinner strain due to its calming and relaxing effects. While this strain is known to deeply relax both body and mind, the good news is that you won’t have to worry about becoming couch-locked. Mandarin Cookies produces a high that is uplifting and euphoric. Later, as the high starts to dissipate, users of this strain say that it starts to make them feel sleepy. For this reason, this strain is an extremely popular choice for people with insomnia.
4. Super Lemon Haze (Sativa)
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Super Lemon Haze is a multi-award-winning strain that is predominantly known for being arguably the tastiest lemon-flavored stain out there. However, as you can see, this strain is as much style as it is substance. A truly remarkable and ravishing looking strain if ever there was one, Super Lemon Haze is beautifully frosted with snowy-white trichomes. This strain’s frosted appearance conjures up images of bitterly cold and sharp winter’s morning. Bright-orange pistils and vibrant-green leaves with lemony-yellow hues add to this strain’s striking appearance.
Apart from this strain’s good looks, its standout features have to be its citrusy lemon taste and flavor. Super Lemon Haze’s taste has been compared to biting into a fresh and juicy lemon, or lemon-flavored candy. Either way, you’re going to experience all of those sweet, citrusy, flavors, as they linger long on the tongue after each exhale.
The Super Lemon Haze strain is a potent one, with an average THC level of around 20%, but it can reach as high as 25% in some plants.
It produces a high that leaves you feeling happy, uplifted, and energized. Super Lemon Haze is a great wake and bake strain as it helps to combat fatigue, and provides you with a welcome boost of energy. This strain is a popular choice among people who suffer from depression or chronic stress due to its uplifting effects.
5. Tangie (Sativa Hybrid)
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Tangie is an outstanding multi-award-winning hybrid strain which, in the space of ten months, won ten different awards at the Cannabis Cups. DNA Genetics in Amsterdam has set the bar very high in terms of sheer quality with Tangie, making it one of the most sought-after strains among cannabis smokers.
Tangie is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain (70% sativa, 30% indica) which some say is a tribute to or a remake of the famous Tangerine Dream strain popular in the 1990s. It is a cross between California Orange and an unknown Skunk strain, but the consensus is that it is most likely to be the phenotype Skunk No. 1, which has been used to breed so many other hybrids.
With a name like Tangie, it is not surprising that this strain has a distinctively sweet, citrusy tangerine aroma. Tangie’s flavors are a similarly tropically sweet citrusy orange mix, making this strain one of the best tasting out there.
When fully grown, Tangie is quite a tall plant with small, light green compact buds. A Tangie plant produces a generous amount of trichomes with bright orange pistils that grow prominently around the leaves. As you can see from the photo above, its purplish hues are breathtakingly spectacular and set this strain apart in terms of its beauty.
Tangie is quite a potent strain with THC levels ranging between 19%-22% and a CBD level of 0.10%. Tangie’s cerebral effects come on fast, resulting in a euphoric high which tapers off gradually leaving smokers of this strain feeling happy, uplifted and energized.
Final Thoughts on the Most “Ravishing” Cannabis Strains of 2019
After reading this article, I’m sure you’ll agree that these five ravishing strains have more going for them than just their good looks. They all have their own unique standout characteristics which complement their beauty. I also think that once you’ve laid eyes on these five strains, like me, you’ll find them hard to resist.