In line with its Sativa-dominant genetics, Mandarin presents with elongated buds that look like bright green peppers. Occasionally, the buds present with deep purple hues which can make them look like an entirely different strain altogether. Winding yellowish hairs will wrap themselves around the surface of these buds, adding to its overall appearance. In addition, these buds are dusted with a fine coating of milky white trichomes.
These buds produce an incredibly powerful aroma that is pleasant and not quite pungent in nature. As these buds are broken down, you should expect an aroma of earth, kush, and strong citrus overtones with a bit of pungency coming to light when the buds are ignited. The flavor is often one of the largest selling points of Mandarin, as it produces an incredibly bright and vibrant flavor. Users have reported tasting an incredibly light mixture of citrus and herbs, with a bit of a nutty almond exhale.
In addition to the flavor, the high produced by these buds is a selling point of the strain. Mandarin has garnered quite a following, as it produces an incredibly uplifting and energetic high. When the high begins, you should expect a rush of euphoric energy to fill your headspace, erasing any negative thoughts and emotions. Creatives will find this strain an excellent tool in combating boredom, haze, and blocks of any kind.
This high spreads throughout the body quite rapidly, filling the mind and body with a tingling sensation that is beyond pleasant. As the high continues, it develops into a relaxing body high with a bit of a physical lull, making most users find a comfy spot to curl up in for a mid-afternoon nap. This sensation isn’t sedative in nature, more so it is relaxing to a point where even those who suffer from chronic discomfort will find relaxation.