Here at High Above Seattle, we’ve been on a sativa craze for a few weeks here with out reviews. I figured I’d bring us back down to earth with a solid Hybrid Indica for the masses. This week, we have Thin Mint from Cascade Gnome. I picked it up for $40/3.5 grams from Fremont’s Have a Heart* (actually it was $37.50, HaH’s “Buy 2 Eighths, get $5 Back” deal has kept me returning).
The budtender was telling me that Cascade Gnome was an environmentally conscious producer (no pesticides, organic soil certified). Checking in with their website, “stronger terpene profiles produced by organic gardening encourages added dimension to each strain’s various effects”. Heck yeah, that’s certainly something I can get behind.
Based in Central Washington, this producer is grower-owned. They sound like a passionate group of folks when it comes to marijuana, from seed to package. Just like small family/friend-owned craft breweries, the concept of enjoying whatever you consume from highly dedicated sources will always be attractive to customers (new and veteran alike).
Let’s look at the numbers of our week’s bud:
Strain: Thin Mint
Species: Hybrid (Indica Dominant)
Smell: Mint Tea + Sweetness + Grass
Launch Point: Creeper, though it could be the age
High: Relaxed + Focused + Body High
Researching this week’s strain, there was much more information on Thin Mint Cookies rather then the Thin Mint I had. What’s clear is that it’s a phenotype of Girl Scout Cookies, and that it has a variety of uses in the medicinal field. I’m unsure if this is a different strain altogether, but it must be related.
The bud itself was rather crumbly, somewhat dry. Smoking Thin Mint wasn’t super harsh, but it wasn’t super smooth either.
There was a distinct mint smell, true to the name. Asides from that, it was kind of like grass and dirt. Not much for taste, same earthiness. In case you ever wonder, I always use a hemp wick to savor the flavor (*stage gasp* – maybe I should do a hemp wick review sometime!).
Ah, it’s time for the true redeeming quality of Thin Mint: getting high, obviously. After a long day of working at the job factory, this strain did a great job of soothing my aching bones. I normally keep my Indica-use reserved for the night time (it’s the right time), so that’s the perspective this review is coming from.
So what’s Thin Mint good for? Relaxing, maybe being a little creative, perhaps getting some Battleborn on (I feel like I’m the only who likes it), just enjoying yourself and the immediate fixings around you.
If you’re looking for Cascade Gnome product, check out: Dockside (SODO & Shoreline). or Have a Heart (Skyway, Fremont, Ocean Shores, Greenwood).
*Have a Heart advertises with High Above Seattle. This in no way impacts the review. Tune in next week for something from somewhere else! Also, pro tip: remember to check your harvest dates, people – every time.
Ben from Cascade Gnome got in touch with High Above Seattle, and told us a little more about Cascade Gnome’s organic standards:
“We are most certainly organic gardeners, we build our own soil using dry organic amendments. We don’t use chemical nutrients and rarely use liquid nutrients except for teas and foliar feeds. The pesticides we do use, when we use them, are organic. We definitely don’t use any non-permitted pesticides nor the permitted but problematic ones either.”
We always love it when producers reach out to us, and we’re happy to include any information that is related towards the review content. Clearly Cascade Gnome is dedicated to their craft, and their swift response demonstrates a vigilant eye upon the community. Looking forward to trying more of their products.