Miyagi-Do (sample) from Ball Family Farms received on 4/13/2020. No info on the jar but from what I’ve seen THC has tested out to about 27%. This sample was gifted to me but at the time of this writing it’s currently going for $42 out the door at Connected Belmont Shore. If you took all the conversations I had about my favorite strains of the past year you would find a single constant in everyone them, my love for Daniel Larusso from Ball Family Farms. So when they asked me to evaluate their new strain Miyagi-Do, I was so stoked I was on board and buckled in before they could finish printing the boarding pass. These dense buds are a stunning cacophony of rapidly shifting colors ranging from lime and forest greens to midnight blues and deep rich purples coupled with sporadic bunches of tightly wound copper pistils and a healthy army of yellowing triches with what I’m starting to call “that bird spike look”.
The nose out of the jar is a sweet musty spice with hints of mint cream and just a touch of lemon on the backend. On busting open a bud the sweetness and mint cream take centerstage and fight for the spotlight leaving no room for any other scents to make themselves known. When breaking it down by hand it leaves a pleasant resin on the fingers that smells of mint and pine. The grinds have that sweet mint cream in spades and the mint is so strong that it has a near eucalyptus quality that gives me minor Vic’s Vapor Rub vibes. The dry pull on the joint comes with a sweet mint cream coupled with fuel and has a creamy menthol aftertaste. The inhale is smooth and has a very fresh sensation on the joint where as the bong has more of a sweet hashy floral aspect to it. The exhale on the joint is a mix of sweet cream and hash with a eucalyptus like tang where the bong is more of a floral mint cream. Cross checking the flavors on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial at 170c you get a heavily floral and fresh experience, the best way to explain it is that it tastes like pinesol smells and is very intense at low temps, to the point it actually leaves a cool sensation on the tongue. The headchange comes on quick and with a healthy thwap that will leave you dazed. As soon as the smoke is leaving your mouth on the first hit you’ll feel your eyes glaze and some weight settle into your shoulders. As the effects creep in you’ll start to lose track of time, you’ll get lost in your thoughts and while things might be crystal clear in your mind, you struggle to find the right words as you realize that part of your cognition has been grappled into complete submission. Much like facing the wrath of Miyagi-Do in real life, this batch will leave wide eyed and slack jawed, unable to focus as your conscious is rocketed through a myriad of rapid fire vignettes created by your own mind only to snap back to reality on occasion with a cartoonish shake of the head before shortly losing touch once again. I absolutely loved this batch of Miyagi-Do and for the killer ticket it’s currently going for at Connected Belmont Shore I am fighting the urge to hop in my car right now to be there when they open to cop some more. This was yet another absolute banger from the awesome folks at Ball Family Farms, keep up the amazing work, I can’t wait to see what you guys put out next!