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Strain Review: Mendo Breath

Cannabis consumers come in many forms, so we’ve included multiple points of view in our strain reviews. Our longtime reviewers Monterey Bud and Duke London join Managing Editor Lesley Nickus and Multimedia Coordinator Allena Braithwaite. Today, they’ll be reviewing Mendo Breath by Sugar Tree Farms.

Lab Test Results by Green Leaf Lab
Total THC: 25.74 percent

Total Cannabinoids: 28.98 percent by weightLab tested March 19, 2018, our batch of Mendo Breath was scientifically scrutinized and approved for human consumption. Deemed pesticide free by Green Leaf Lab, the potency analysis of Mendo Breath indicates this strain has elevated levels of the CBGA cannabinoid and a THCA content of 27.75 percent.


Monterey Bud

Mendo Breath is a luscious mix of OG Kush Breath (OGKB) and Mendo Montage. An Indica-dominant hybrid with All-Star genetics, this strain is distinguished by its sweet and spicy flavors, compact nature, and harlequin appearance. Mendo Breath’s ripe trichomes and apricot-colored pistils provide a visual testament to the cultivator’s overall skill set. Cultivated and cured to perfection, this iteration of Mendo Breath was sun-grown by Southern Oregon’s Sugar Tree Farms. Influential and pervasive, Mendo’s bouquet hits you in the nose with its alluring aroma of creamy caramels and sweet vanilla. Supple yet solid, once dissected and ripped from my daily driver, the high was a definite tranquilizer – and one that took hold at supersonic speed.

Duke London

The cut of Mendo Breath we reviewed was truly a sight to see. Purples as dark as midnight, and forest green accents, were covered in a thick layer of trichome frost. Because our sample was a tad dry, the bud was unexpectedly easy to break up, given the stickiness of the Flower. While the outside of the bud gave off a scent that reminded me of cleaning supplies, gassy notes emitted when I broke it apart. Once the joint was lit, the high hit me immediately in my forehead before spreading throughout my body. When we pressed the Mendo Breath in our Rosinbomb hard press, the resulting oil was light blond in color and smelled subtly like pine.

Lesley Nickus

The most noteworthy thing about this nug of Mendo Breath was its deep purple color. Hardly a speck of green can be found on the exterior amid the sparkly trichomes that seemed to glitter against the backdrop of eggplant. It has an herbal aroma, reminiscent of tea. The flavor was interesting. It reminded me of fancy soaps, but in a good way; not quite lavender, but the two definitely share some terpene I can’t quite identify. The high hit my forehead immediately and lasted a few hours. It gave me a cerebral uplift that was pretty pleasant.

Allena Braithwaite

What does it look like?:
Deep purple hues all over with bright green insides.

What does it smell like?:  
Citrus and herbs.

How does it feel?:
It’s very sticky and prickly.

How did I smoke it?:
In a joint.

How does it taste?:
It’s smooth and tastes like diesel.

How do I feel?:
It hit it the front of my forehead quickly. Very stoned, relaxed and alert.

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