Lemon Mints #2 from The Jungle Boys via Jungle Boys OC on 6/17/2020. THC tested out to 22.84%. Purchased for $49 out the door. When Jungle Boys OC opened up I was stoked because I was hoping it meant that I could finally get their awesome low shelf zip deals without having to drive into LA. I popped into the shop one day only to find mid and top shelf bags available, and after the budtender pointed out the difference between the two was only a couple bucks, opted for these top shelf Lemon Mints. These beat up buds are a mix of dusty lime and forest greens with aubergine lilts, a smattering of reddish orange pistils, and a coating of yellowing triches that contribute further to it’s unkempt look.
The nose out of the bag is floral, musty and earthy with a lemony backend. Busting open a nug amps up that dirty mustiness. The scent reminded me of walking down an old grimey white tiled hallway at an abandoned school with a visible glaze left over from hundreds of uses of one of those waxed cotton mops. Grinding it down by hand left a dirty lemon floral scented trich film on my fingers, while the grind themselves were a mix of lemon, herb and spice that struck me like an old timey cough drop or a homemade hot lemon tea. The dry pull on the jay is a muted and fleeting sweet peppery floral. The inhale is smooth, and on the bong has a lemon must quality, where on the joint it’s really nondescript and comes off as a vague toasted sweetness. On the exhale from the bong I also get a light lemon must but on the joint it’s just a very muted lemon floral that seems stronger on the aftertaste than anything. It’s sort of strange how blank it is really. Cross checking the flavor on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial at 170c I get a lemon floral with a minty fresh backend where at 185c it’s a less defined sweet floral taste with a touch of citrus mint. The headchange comes on quick and feels like a nice middle of the road effect that leaves you a little hazy eyed. I can focus if need be but the “caffeinated edge” I crave from my favorite sativas is notably absent. It’s a solid smoke for those times you need to be full cognizant but sedentary, and i could see it making a great writing companion, or helping you get through a few hours of Warzone without feeling worse for wear. Overall I felt like this batch of Lemon Mints was decent effects wise, but lacking in pretty much every other department, and frankly I don’t think it was worthy of being on the top shelf. I don’t think I’d pick it up again especially with the recent adjustments to the tickets on the menu. Sorry Jungle Boys, this one’s a pass from me.