Tang Tang, more commonly known amongst marijuana enthusiasts as Tropical Tang or simply Tang, is a primarily sativa-dominant strain. Named after the sweet and tart orange drink mix taken into outer space by astronauts, this strain will surely have you feeling outta this world. Just as the popular orange drink mix, it has the same notes of a sour blast of citrus fruits, first tasting sour and then changing to a refreshing sweet.
These matte green nugs with their unmistakable orange hairs boast an average of an 18 to 22% THC content and will have you blasting off into a new horizon in no time! With an average takeoff in about 35-40 minutes, Tang Tang is what is commonly referred to as a ‘creeper’ due to its delayed onset of effects. But as soon as it does kick in, be ready, because Tang Tang is an energizing sativa sure to induce a high that will take you to the moon and back!
Known for its primarily psychedelic-like high, Tang Tang produces what is known as a cerebral high. This comes as no surprise, seeing as this is a primarily sativa-dominant strain. After the giggles and energy kick in, one may start to notice a dissipation of anxiety, stress, and depression, as well as relief from nausea.
What else does this zippy and aromatic strain have in store you may ask? Read on to get the full scoop on Tang Tang!
What is Tang Tang Marijuana Strain?
Tang Tang was synthesized by California marijuana breeder GrindHouse Medical Seeds Co. as a medicinal strain of cannabis originally. But having very secretive breeders, not much is known about Tang Tang’s genetic origins. What is known, however, is that it is 90% sativa, and 10% indica, making it a sativa-dominant strain. Tang Tang is often crossed with other strains of marijuana due to its dynamic nature and desirable benefits, and has been used in the creation of such strains as Mob Boss, the Prophet, and Ultra Sonja.
The Tang Tang strain often grows quite exuberantly, producing a tail-like and glorious-looking bush. The plant is light but dense and produces quite beautiful forest-green nuggets with orange hairs. It will smell herby and grassy, and eventually turn colors to an opulent forest green, with even some maroon and lavender shades sneaking in.
As it was originally engineered by a medical marijuana company, the effects can help with anxiety, depression, nausea, and tension. It can produce feelings of euphoria and drastically elate one’s mood. It can even help those who have low energy and lack of concentration or focus, due to its energizing effects that it is most well-known for! Due to these stimulating effects, though, people who have a history of panic or a lower THC tolerance should exercise a little caution when trying out Tang Tang, because it really packs a punch!
Tang Tang Strain Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance
Tang Tang is a strain with a really unique type of aroma. When you first open your jar, it should smell very tart and citrusy, much like the popular Tang drink for which it was named. As the scent’s complexity unfolds, one may start to notice undertones of apricot or nectarine, or of other stone fruits. This unique combination in a weed strain will only leave you thirstier to try this unique treat out.
Once you start to crush and grind Tang Tang, that sweet and tart aroma will change to a little different one – resembling something of strong exhaust fumes. But not to worry, as it is just a result of the bud being crushed, and will produce a completely different effect when smoked, giving off a taste of citrus and the traditional skunky/herby grassiness of marijuana. Some even describe the aftertaste as ‘spicy.’
As briefly touched on prior, Tang Tang grows like a tail. It is dense in the middle and bushes out plentifully towards the outside. The nugs are olive green, with little bright orange hairs and a powdering of white trichomes, often abundant with a syrupy and sweet resin.
The mere visual appeal of this bud in combination with the exciting tropical citrusy and skunky aroma will surely have your curiosity piqued to find out more!
Tang Tang Strain Grow Info
As for growing your own Tang Tang, marijuana growers should try to find clippings from more developed plants, because you cannot buy seeds online. This will ensure the best version of the plant, and that it will be an identical clone to the original breed. There isn’t much grow info on this strain, however. But, like most marijuana hybrid strains, it can and should be grown in hot and humid conditions. If you would like to see more of the purple and lavender shades as touched upon above, growers should expose the plants to temperatures 10 to 15 degrees lower at night time.
Although it can be grown anywhere in the right temperatures and climate, it is primarily grown in California and other areas of the western United States. This is primarily due to the climate being most suitable without any external factors such as greenhouses or lights.
With the right equipment, you can surely give growing your own Tang Tang a go too! Just make sure the atmosphere is humid, and that there is plenty of sun or lamps!
Tang Tang Strain Effects
If you are looking for a strain that energizes while at the same time helping with anxiety and depression, look no further! Tang Tang will give you all you need to have a great euphoric time, while recharging your mind and giving you energy. Because it is a ‘creeper’ strain, it may take some time to kick in, usually between around 35-40 minutes. After that, the high sticks around a while – for up to 4 hours! It even can produce a psychedelic high. An elevation in mood, increased appetite, and stimulated mind are just some of the wonderful effects that Tang Tang has to offer.
Because it is a more of a pick-me-up, it can put you in a very stimulated and energized state, so it’s mostly recommended for morning or late morning use. It is best done when hanging out with friends or before exercising, for example, because it can give you a giggly and up-and-at-’em approach to tackling all kinds of tasks and endeavors due to the increase in physical energy. It can also be great to do before cleaning the house or starting your morning chores.
Although it is more of a stimulating strain than relaxing, Tang Tang can still help alleviate anxiety, depression, and mental stress. It can even help with nausea and muscle spasms.
Medical Benefits of the Tang Tang Strain
Because Tang Tang was originally bred by a medical marijuana firm, there are many amazing potential medical benefits of this strand! It first and foremost can help those suffering from lack of concentration to focus. It can give you the ability to focus with much more clarity and precision, and get through the clouds of brain fog.
It is also commonly used to help those suffering from depression or anxiety due to its ability to produce euphoric sensations and a sense of happiness.
As well as the mental effects such as increased energy, concentration, and euphoria, Tang Tang also has many anti-inflammatory properties. It can thus help with combating cramps, muscle aches, headaches, and so much more!
Tang Tang has also been given to those who suffer from appetite loss from depression or strong medications, because it has the splendid ability to bring about an increase in appetite, making it a top choice for those wishing to eat again at a normal and healthy intake.
Through and through, there are a wide array of uses for Tang Tang, from uplifting your spirits and giving you energy to bringing back an appetite and helping with physical pains. Try it for yourself and see what marvelous benefits you will incur!
Possible Side Effects of the Tang Tang Strain
Like any cannabis strain, there are possible side effects that may occur, but luckily most are not anything serious. Most commonly, people report dry mouth (cottonmouth), so be sure to stay well-hydrated before and after smoking Tang Tang. It can also make you a bit dizzy when it starts kicking in, so just making sure you have a stable and grounded safe place is also a good idea.
As this strain has the ability to energize and uplift, some users who are sensitive to THC, or just sensitive in general may want to exercise caution, as it may be a wee bit too uplifting and potentially cause panic or anxiety in a select few. It can also produce a psychedelic-like high, so you should be prepared for that as well. This effect has the potential to panic those who were not expecting it, so it’s important to be aware of its nature!
In addition, Tang Tang can last for up to 4 hours, so users should be aware of that as well. If one has other engagements or obligations in the upcoming hours, it’s best to save it for another day. It’s often, as a result, recommended for those lazy days when you can stay at home lounging around and getting caught up with all the essentials.
With the right preparation, planning, and information, one can mitigate the risk of any side effects and make for the pleasant and uplifting high which Tang Tang has to offer.
Final Thoughts on the Tang Tang Strain
Overall, Tang Tang is an excellent choice of strain if you are looking for a fun, upbeat, and energizing experience with cannabis to help you focus and get things done. It can help you with depression and anxiety and melt away stressors, allowing you to have a clear state of mind to take on any task. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it can also help with many muscular and tension-related problems and act as an appetite stimulator. If any of these sound like something you could benefit from, we suggest you bring along some Tang Tang on YOUR next journey, even if it doesn’t involve getting in a spaceship and blasting off to outer space.
We hope you enjoyed this review and found it to be entertaining, educational, and informative, and would like to remind you that the responsible usage of cannabis is up to the individual, and side-effects are more likely to occur if improperly used.