Orange Julius from Maven via Secret Sesh on 12/07/19. THC tested out to 26.496%. Purchased for $40 out the door. During my shopping spree at Secret Sesh I stopped by the Maven booth to see what they had on offer and this Orange Julius really stood out to me. These fluffy buds are comprised of a light green surface with dark green lilts, burnt orange pistils and a frosting of triches so thick they look like a shimmering force field around the nug, which makes it difficult to get a handle on the true overall coloring.
The nose out of the jar is, not surprisingly, straight orange with just a slight hint of mint in the background. On busting open a nug the orange smell sugars up a little and hits a lot like fresh squeezed orange juice. When broken down by hand the oranges amp up even further and make the area smell like you just peeled an orange, it’s impressively strong, and you’ll also notice a good amount of triches left on your finger tips. I did find 2 seeds in one particular nug in my batch. A couple seeds in this amount isn’t crazy, and could frankly be a come up for the right person, so I won’t knock it for that but for sake of veracity I thought I’d mention it. When dry pulling on the J I get the taste of fresh oranges and a little bit of mint but mostly a fresh orange zest like zing. The inhale is smooth and I pick up on a very light sweet citrus and on the exhale I get a strong orange with a musty earthy backend. Cross checking the flavor on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial I get a very mild orange on the inhale but an extremely strong orange zest like zing similar to the dry pull of the j multiplied by 10. The headchange does come on fast but is fairly mild mannered. I like my sativas to have a racy near paranoid edge and that’s something that’s just not present in this batch of Orange Julius. It’s not exactly sedative but there is this strong hazy quality that sort of makes me feel “meh” instead of feeling energized. Instead of a get up and go sativa I’d describe this more as a get up and chill sativa. You can focus if you need to and you won’t exactly be sleepy but you don’t feel like doing much either. This would be good for a wake and bake on a lazy Sunday morning or maybe an afternoon at the movies but I’d avoid it if you have a list of chores you need to knock out. This was a beautiful looking, awesome smelling batch, and (despite those two seeds) in those two categories it really knocked out of the park. However in terms of effect, it left something to be desired, so when on the hunt for a rush inducing sativa I’d probably leave this one on the shelf.