Potency Analysis: TTL 18.5% THC 0.5% CBD 0.2% THCA 22.2%
Store: the Freedom Market in Kelso, WA
Packaging: 5" x 3.5" clear plastic mylar-backed rip-top zip-top bag
This is clearly not an actual Harlequin strain. Harlequin is typified by it's high CBD content. There's virtually none in this marijuana, and based on the effects of it I'd bet there's quite a bit more CBN and possibly CBG - I wish these cannabinoids were listed. There's virtually no delta-9 THC either, which is something one can expect from a Harlequin strain. However, normally it's balanced with that CBD which just isn't present here.
Opening this bag, there's an overwhelming smell of Lipton Iced Tea mix. A weird smell, but I confirmed it with a few other people, compared side by side with some mix. The bag itself continued to smell like that Lipton mix, and it tells me that - sadly - someone did not clean their hands before interacting with my marijuana's packing. It's definitely on the inside, not the outside of the package.
After I pulled the bud out and broke it up, it had a smell like fresh carrots and bright ginger. The texture on the marijuana was like sugared moss. The short, broken trichromes crumbled all over as the bud fell apart into a texture like brown sugar.
The inhale on this was seriously harvest vegetables. There are notes of a deep squash, and the exhale had a bright, bitter taste like bok choy or winter greens. The exhale of smoke had a distinct parsnip smell. These are all relatively unique marijuana flavor profile, and one that's definitely pleasant and seasonally appropriate.
It's totally honest veg - even in the high. My eyes had a faint warmth and tightness around them but overall I felt gentle oneness and a slight grinning high. The legs on this were decent, with a thorough, calm, settled mentality that lasted through the comedown.
Overall, this is not at all a real Harlequin strain - or at the least a pretty poor rendition of it. It does have a unique flavor profile and a pleasant high experience. I hope that Triple T actually does produce a good Harlequin, as potent CBD strains need to be perfected in the retail market.