This unique-looking hash sample lived up to its moniker of “wax”, looking more like candle wax than anything smokeable. The matte texture of the medium-light brown coloration is unlike many of the other water hash samples we’ve gotten from Essential Extracts, which often have a shiny “shell”. Upon close inspection, it was remarkably clean and free of particulates aside from a few random black dots spotted here and there in the photos. It was easy to handle and not particularly delicate, but it was somewhat difficult to dab unless the implement is hot and melts into the hash a bit — a scooper works better than a poker.
We were immediately taken with the aroma of this hash, which is among the best we’ve seen from the extraction company. The pungent floral aroma had an extremely strong citrus element, bringing to mind grapefruits, lemons, and rosewater. When broken apart or smashed between the fingers, it leaves a wonderful-smelling residue which is almost more pungent than the entire shop jar full of hash — simply put, this one smells incredible and is something to experience for hash-lovers.
The aroma was particularly noteworthy in this case, and the flavor just didn’t quite live up to expectations, except when it was basically vaporized to a light degree. A lighter held an inch away and a steady inhale will produce a wonderful flavor which mirrors the scent almost exactly. The change in flavor that occurs when this hash is “dabbed” and allowed to sit on the skillet compared to a soft vaporization/bubble is unfortunate, as it appears that the latter part of the hit would override the initial flavor in the mouth. We advise a ginger dabbing method with this one to get the best flavor — swirl it around and then pull out the black residue remaining before it actually burns. We did some coughing on larger hits, with some residual throat-clearing to go along with it — but compared to some hash, it was very smooth (especially on a soft first hit, which is top-notch).
(We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY) Moderate body relaxation and pain relief, strong ocular effects throughout, mental stimulation/internal energy/mood elevation, and some appetite stimulation.
We LOVED the aroma of this one and place it with the absolute best hashish we’ve ever smelled, both because of its pungency and its uniqueness. We also really liked the way this sample looked, especially in large amounts, as it didn’t even look like hash, and the opaque texture and coloration of it are different than many of the products produced by Nikka T and Co. While the flavor was spectacular at times, the latter part of any bowl/dab was much tougher to get through — if you are one of those moneyed patients, taking the first hit and nothing else would be superb with this hash. Despite any disappointment with the flavor, this hash is clearly high-quality and well-extracted — we just felt that the peak potency and overall duration weren’t quite up to par with some of the other EE/Cherry Co. solventless waxes we’ve tried. We still definitely enjoyed this sample, and it provided a perfect versatile hybrid sort of effect with just enough body effects to pair with the mental energy.
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