Blueberry Breath = Mendo Breath X Blueberry
Subtly charming, like the place of its namesake, Mendo Breath is an easy going bud that gives the user the feeling of being in a cool ocean breeze surrounded by candy shops and a buzzing boardwalk. Bred by Gage Green Genetics, this smooth indica-dominant strain is part OG Kush Breath (also known as OGKB) and part exceedingly rare Mendo Montage. Although she is sugary sweet, don’t let the aromas fool you into thinking it’s a soft high. This is an end of day bud if there ever was one.
With THC levels bottoming at 19% to 20%, Mendo Breath gives you a strong cerebral high worthy of its lineage. Caramel and vanilla are the highlights of this aromatic bud, with flavors that make you wonder if you bought it at a candy shop. The sugary sweet tastes make it hard not to feel nostalgic when smoking this bud, especially when the caramel and vanilla lingers long after the smoke has passed. The minty green nugs are enhanced with bright orange strands of hair and frosty trichomes, making it just as sweet to look at as it is to taste.
Users will an enjoy an uplifted feeling, however weighted, after the very first inhale. This cerebral rush is followed slowly by a heavily relaxing body high. In this state of euphoria you will likely find yourself inching towards the couch as Mendo Breath is known to leave users in a deep couch lock. Enjoy how all of your woes from the day fade into the background as you sink further and further into the high.
Blueberry is a popular, flavor-forward indica hybrid with a strong genetic backbone. It is a three-way cross between an indica Afghani parent and sativa Thai and Purple Thai variant parents. Blueberry was originally developed in the 1970s or 80s by DJ Short, a mysterious but prolific breeder who’s been dubbed the “Willy Wonka of pot.” Blueberry is distinguished by an unmistakable fresh blueberry smell and taste that have made it an enduring favorite. Blueberry is popular nationwide. It won top marks in the 2000 High Times Cannabis Cup for Best Indica and best strain overall. Blueberry has a THC content that ranges between 15% and 24%.
Flowers of this strain are small and densely-packed, as one might expect of an indica-dominant variety. The compact forest green leaves are often flecked with traces of purple and red. These latter colors develop due to high concentrations of pigments called anthocyanins in this strain’s genetics — as the plants are exposed to colder than average temperatures during the growing period, these pigments are activated, bringing out colorful hues. The leaves are coated in almost transparent trichomes, which may be harder to see than that milky or amber-colored glands covering similarly resinous strains. Nevertheless, buds of Blueberry are very sticky and may be difficult to break up by hand without the use of a grinder.
This strain’s bag appeal isn’t just limited to its eye-catching hues — when cured properly, the flowers immediately give off an aroma of fresh blueberries. This sweet and slightly tart smell bears some resemblance to the odor of the Purple Thai parent strain. Breaking open buds of Blueberry gives off some more complex scents of spice and musk, reminiscent of Afghani varieties. When buds are directly combusted, some skunkiness is evident. Smoke is surprisingly smooth for an indica, and has a sweet blueberry taste on inhale and exhale with no lingering funk.