Strain Highlight: Super Lemon Haze and Its Championship Heritage
After a lazy holiday break filled with food, family, and mostly indicas, a spark of sativa seems necessary to get a jump start on 2015. What better strain than the distinguished Cannabis Cup winner, Super Lemon Haze? Originally bred by the Green House Seed Company, Super Lemon Haze is a sativa-dominant cross of Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze that proves to be just the kick you need. Winning back-to-back Cups in Amsterdam (2008, 2009) emphasized the allure of Super Lemon Haze and propelled its popularity across the globe. Leafly users agree, ranking it among the most popular sativas on the Leafly Strain Explorer.
This particular cut lives up to its championship heritage after claiming the Sativa Cup at the 2012 High Times Medical Cup in Seattle. Two oversized buds alone compose the eighth I picked up at Fweedom Collective in Seattle. They describe its aroma as a “spicy lemonade that makes your nostrils flare” and it lives up to its character. The pungent, sweet smells of the citrus buds escalate to an effervescent lemon–lime soda when ground up. The first bong toke produces flavors of earthy lavender that turn to sweet citrus upon exhale and lingers on the taste buds long after the smoke has dissipated.
The "Super" cannot be overstated with Super Lemon Haze. Its soaring effects yield an immediate rush of euphoria and happiness. The uplifting sativa buzz puts a bounce in your step and makes it a great strain to help you stay active and productive. It also triggered my tummy, so those suffering from a lack of an appetite might find Super Lemon Haze a good solution.
Test data from the Super Lemon Haze Strain FingerprintTM provided by Steep Hill shows that this strain regularly produces THC levels between 15% and 22%. According to Fweedom’s results, tested by Analytical 360, this batch comes in at 25.75%, which is easy to accept with the dense coat of crystalline trichomes that cover the outside. The Strain FingerprintTM also notes pronounced levels of the terpenes Carophyllene and Limonene, which give a better understanding to the intense spicy citrus flavors of Super Lemon Haze.
I’ve always enjoyed Hazes, especially Purple Haze and Super Silver Haze, but the candied citrus zest of Super Lemon Haze has shot it to the top of my Haze list. Have you tried Super Lemon Haze? What did you think? Make sure you leave a review of your experience on the strain’s details page and let your friends know it’s your favorite by using #MyLeaf on social media.