1.25

Look & Feel

2.0/5

Smell

1.0/5

Taste

1.0/5

Effect

1.0/5

SCALE – 1 (Poor) 2 (Average) 3 (Very Good) 4 (Exceptional) 5 (Holy Grail)

Product Description

The Mai Tai strain is a tropical strain that likely gets its sweet and tangy terpene profile from crossing Maui Waui with Tutti Frutti. However, there is some debate over this strain’s genetics as some claim it to be the cross between Sunset Sherbet and Purple Punch. Either way, when you open up a package of Mai Tai, you’ll be greeted with notes of citrus and berries combined with hints of fresh, damp earth and tropical flowers similar to what the cocktail offers. The taste is similar on the exhale, as its flavor becomes even more like its fruity cocktail cousin. – read more at Hytiva

 

 

Review

[Based on the transcript of video, edited for clarity]

Welcome back to the red bench… thank you for joining us for another session here. Today we’re going to look at a strain called Mai Tai that comes from Sessions Supply Company.

This strain, which comes in at 21.67% THC is a Sativa dominant hybrid, and it is a cross between Tutti Frutti and Maui Wowie. That sounds like a good summer herb to me. It should be nice and fruity… let’s find out as we get inside.

[close up]

Alright, let’s look at this box from Sessions Supply Company. We can see that it says Mai Tai and that it’s a hybrid cannabis. There’s a little logo on the side… back here is all the information telling you that it’s 21.67% THC. On the side it says they want to give you “sparkling inspiration”… let’s open up this box and see what they have put inside. As you can see it’s time to blast off… nice little swirls on the top so you know you’re smoking some marijuana.

A nice little jar… turning it around it looks like some pretty tight nugs inside. They’re pretty frosty tight nugs. Let’s open this up and get inside… let’s take off this this seal. Not impressive smell right off the bat. A little little citrus in there… I feel like the smell might be hidden inside the nugs and when we crack these open maybe we’ll get a better idea of what this really smells like, but the jar smells not that great.

Okay. Let’s pour this out and take a look at it. We’ve got a purple, dark green and orange nug here. This one looks really nice… I don’t even want to handle it too much because it’s got such frosted trichomes. You know, you’ve got to respect the herb. We’ve got a couple little small nugs in there…

What we’re going to do now is we’re going to take some close-ups of that big nug that I just showed you and we’re going to weigh this out. We’ll be back in just a moment.

As you can see from that close-up that is a beautiful looking nug with some purples, some oranges in there… really delightful. One little disappointment – when we weighed that out, it weighed only 3.36 grams, which is not quite an eight. A little disappointing.

We’re going to get into this now and we’re going to cut this open and we’re going to get the feel of this… we’re going to see how the cure is. Well that cuts really nicely… oh, and it’s a little dry. It’s just a little dry, it’s crumbling up here at the bottom of the tray… uh yeah, it’s really dry. Okay, let’s move forward – let’s put this in the bong, take a rip, and see what’s at the heart of this Mai Tai herb.

[Jon takes a bong rip]

I am not impressed, this is not the flavor I was expecting. This tastes stale… it’s not a fresh tasting flower at all. I’m going to take a second rip here because I want to get the effects. I’m hoping that the THC hasn’t degraded too much in this, because it really does not have a fresh flavor to it. Alright, bong rip number two – let’s see if this herb is going to stand up.

[Jon takes a second bong rip]

Yeah, I’ve just got to reiterate that this has a stale flavor to it… I imagine that maybe this might have been some good herb at one point, but all of the flavor is gone. I’m smoking a cardboard box… very disappointing.

[ten minutes later]

Well mark me disappointed. This herb did not match up to any of my expectations whatsoever. Very stale – it was dry, it was harsh when I smoked it. I took about four hits and I’m not feeling anything… well, maybe a smidge. Not at all what I was looking for, so I’m not even going to bother with the last bong toke.

I’m just thankful that you joined us today for this review. I’m sorry that this herb is disappointing. I’m gonna see down the road if I can get myself a good batch of this because maybe I just got a bad batch. I don’t know, but I’m going to see if i can get a good batch down the road and do another review of this herb. Anyways, thank you for joining us today, and until next time, best of health.

 

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Follow Up

I didn’t want to write off this eighth of herb. I added a small piece of lettuce to the jar to add moisture to it… I’ve done this numerous times over the years to restore some moisture to dry herb. Usually it works. After the lettuce was in the jar it started to develop a strange smell. I left the lettuce in another four hours and by this time there was a rank smell coming from the jar when I opened it. Not dank, but rank – horrible… unfortunately this jar is going to end up in the trash.

I am guessing the packaging just didn’t hold up. As I mentioned in the review, this looks like it was really good herb when it was packaged. It was packaged in December of 2019 and I opened it on August 8, 2020. Lesson learned – check the packaging date on the herb when you buy it, and don’t buy old herb.

I will keep my eyes out for another version of Mai Tai to review in the future, because I still don’t feel like I’ve had a proper Mai Tai experience.

 

The Lowdown

StrainMai Tai
TypeHybrid – Sativa Dom.
GeneticsTutti Fritti X Maui Wowie
BrandSessions Supply Co.
Location PurchasedDesert’s Finest – Desert Hot Springs, CA
THC Level21.67
Cost$50
Purchase Weight3.5 grams – 1/8 oz
Actual Weight3.36 grams
Look & Feel
PackagingGlass Jar in Box
ColorDark Green, Purple, Orange
FreshnessStale
TouchNot Sticky
StructureDense
Look & Feel Rating2
Look & Feel ImpressionsGood presentation… herb looks good, but the reality is it’s very dry and stale.
Smell
Base SmellSour
Secondary Smells – OtherCardboard box
Strength – SmellSubtle
Smell Rating1
Smell ImpressionVirtually no smell.
Taste
Flavor – OtherStale!
Smoke TextureHarsh, Dry
Strength – TasteMellow
Taste Rating1
Taste ImpressionsI don’t like smoking cardboard box flavored herb
Effects
How Much Ingested?4 hits (1/4 gram)
MethodBong
Speed of OnsetNothing
Where Do You Feel It?No where
Main EffectsNothing
Strength – EffectsNot there
DurationNot experienced
Effects Rating1
Effects ImpressionMaybe I felt something… maybe not.
Total Rating1.25
Total Rating – Why?Apparently I got old, stale herb.
Would I buy this again?No
Rating Scale1 (Poor) 2 (Average) 3 (Very Good) 4 (Exceptional) 5 (Holy Grail)
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