It had been almost a year and a half since we'd seen The Renton Herbalist, Sean, who delivers connoisseur-grade cannabis to the metro Seattle area. Sean's strain menu has transformed over the ensuing 16 months, and with a new and potent lineup waiting to be sampled, I knew it was time to get another delivery. The Herbalist's herbs are organically grown, flushed with purified water for 10 days prior to harvest to remove any fertilizer, air dried, and cured in mason jars. Not only haven't they been shaken or kiefed, these buds have been babied, bro -- there's not a calyx or a red hair out of place.
Blueberry Hash Plant bulldozes over your background cannabinoid level (click the pic to enlarge and admire)
Sean was exactly on time with the delivery; this dude is solid and reliable, not at all like the "Oh, when is he gonna BE here?" type. Like last year, I tried four of the Herbalist's finest strains; there was no overlap with last year's selections. I went for Blueberry Hash Plant, an indica dominant; Jacky White, a sativa dominant; BC God Bud, an indica; and Raspberry Kush, an indica dominant. Just for good measure, I also sampled a couple grams of The Renton Herbalist's Full Melt Bubble Hash.
First things first: The Blueberry Hash Plant was the cream of the crop; it's some of the best weed I've smoked this month. Terpene-wise, the smell seemed to average itself out somewhere about halfway between the fruity sweetness of Blueberry and the dankness of Hash Plant. The taste and bouquet of these flowers are absolutely delightful upon the lips and nose.
When I've been sampling both flowers and medibles all day long, and a strain still bulldozes over my background cannabinoid level and makes me say "Wow!" I am properly impressed. Two other patients confirmed my impression of Blueberry Hash Plant's high quality.
Jacky White is an aesthetic delight -- and offers a clear, mind-expanding high
The Jacky White (Jack Herer x White Widow) wasn't far below the Blueberry Hash Plant in sheer power, but its oomph was of the energetic sativa variety. Jacky is an aesthetic delight. The flowers are quite chunky for a sativa-dominant strain, and are absolutely frosty with trichomes. The strain has just a hint of indica to take off the racy sativa edge, and offers a clear, mind-expanding high and a rich, citrusy taste.
BC God Bud, while yummy smelling and effective, is more subtle. It doesn't offer the swift smackdown of Blueberry Hash Plant or the sudden euphoria of Jacky White; it's a bit of a creeper. But if you toke it in a quiet, peaceful environment--think headphones and your favorite music--it does produce a calm, centered feeling and pain relief. If you are the person who prizes a sensation of inner peace, God Bud may be for you.
Then there's the Raspberry Kush, which was deeply purple, sparkly and pungently inviting. I know, I know: Raspberry Kush usually has only a hint of purple, but these flowers are purple all over, with lots of glittery trichomes. The strain offers a solid, pain-relieving indica high and a sweet and fruity taste.
The Renton Herbalist delivers anywhere in King County, plus as far south as Tacoma and as far east as Puyallup in Pierce County.