Thunder rumbles, lightning strikes, and a dark castle is seen on the horizon. Picture panning past dead trees and cackling crows to a lone window at the top of the highest spire. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor emanates from the stone itself as we pass through that lone window into a candle-lit room with nothing but a giant chair, turned away from you.
Spoiler alert: it’s me in the chair, it’s a swivel chair, I’ve got a Dracula cape on, and I’m smoking Black Haze. This is the first swivel chair reveal we’ve had on High Above Seattle, and it’s all because of a fantastic marijuana strain.
In all seriousness, Black Haze is made by Washington producer Pioneer Nuggets. We obtained the recreational nugs from Bellevue’s BelMar, a little shop that I’m fond of (also available at some of our other Seattle area favorite retailers: Clutch Cannabis and Uncle Ike’s.
Pioneer Nuggets is based in Arlington, WA. To borrow a quote from their site:
Pioneer Production and Processing’s craft brand of cannabis is grown in a state-of-the-art system utilizing technologies created over two centuries. We are an indoor craft agriculture company that supports the adult retail consumer industry for cannabis in Washington State.
The website itself is easy to use, and has all the necessary information. There are characteristics pdf’s for each strain they produce, which is (in this author’s opinion) exemplary customer service. The more you can show me about your strain, the more I want to buy it.
Now for a closer look at this week’s strain:
Total Cannabinoids: 16.9%
Strain: Black Haze (Columbian Black + Purple Haze + Columbian Gold)
Species: Hybrid (+Sativa/-Indica)
Smell: Grape + Black Tea + Lilac Flower
Taste: Spice + Berry + Toasty
Launch Point: 5 minutes after smoking (give or take)
This. Weed. Looks. F***ING. DELICIOUS.
Just look at it.
LOOK AT IT.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but those deep purple and green nugs are mouth-watering. The red hairs and crystals form a “crust of wonder” (it’s really the only way to say it). This weed will haunt your dreams and nightmares, in the best way possible.
Black Haze has a potent floral smell, accompanied with hints of grape, and black tea. Really makes me want to make a potpourri metaphor, but you get it already.
Tasting similar to the smell, there is definitely a berry-grape vibe. A little bit of spice (a.k.a. black tea), and a solid toastiness. The funk taste cannot be ignored, as well – though it kind of comes with the territory.
Smoking Black Haze is perfect for a summer day. The high comes on quick, and it’s punchy. Prepare to do anything and everything with this get-up-and-go strain. Burn out is minimal, so it’s ideal to come back to this bud several times throughout the adventure.
Creativity is also abundant with Black Haze – so if you want to stay in and work on whatever it is you do, then create away with this light speed high.
On top of doing stuff – It’s like I just wanted to wear all purple while smoking Black Haze. Seriously, I wore my deep red pants, a purple shirt, black and purple hat. Black Haze was so good that I wanted to be it. First time I’ve ever color coordinated with a strain that I’m smoking.
Pioneer Nuggets have hit a home-run with this strain, and High Above Seattle will certainly be on the lookout for more products in the future from this Arlington, WA producer. Thanks again for the killer Black Haze.