Keisha from Green Dragon via Catalyst Santa Ana on 9/16/2020. THC tested out to 30.3%. Purchased for $48 out the door. Having had an excellent experience with Green Dragon’s Malverde, I knew I had to get them in the rotation again soon, so when I saw there was a fresh drop of Keisha at Catalyst I made sure to cop some asap. The surface of this giant champion bud (and it’s small companion) contains a mix of fern, forest, and lime greens, coupled with intermittent patches of copper red pistils, all frosted over in a tremendously thick shimmering layer of egg cream colored triches.
The nose out of the jar is a sugar sweet perfume-like floral that brings to mind images of a foreign candy shop, where it all smells great, but is also so unfamiliar and new. Busting open the bud, there’s this intense vapor wave that overwhelms the pallet initially, but falls back into a warm sugary fruity sweetness with an aromatic floral backside and a light astringent freshness. Breaking it down by hand my fingers are resinated and coated in triches near instantly as I work through the dense bud, they smell of sweet floral perfume with a light freshness underneath, while the grinds themselves have a sweet fruit quality while Vicks Vaporub like fumes and floral touches fill out the background. It’s very complex, and even though I try to be thorough as can be, my description feels as if it’s still incomplete. The dry pull on the joint comes off like a sugar sweet vaporous floral that makes me think of a mild sugar coated Halls lozenge. The inhale is smooth, and on the joint hits with a sweet floral and an easy going mint, as where the bong is essentially the same but the mint is a bit more aggressive. The exhale is a sweet floral must on the joint, but the bong really comes through with a deep floral perfume-like taste that brings a touch of honeysuckle sweetness along with it. Cross checking the flavor on MV1 from Ghost Vapes at 170c, I get a cool floral on the way in while the exhale is an extremely strong piney floral, that tastes how I imagine pinesol mixed with perfume might. At 185c that intense floral takes center stage, but the pine is still very much present, and hits my tongue like a heavily floral hand soap. The headchange comes on quick and slaps with the authority of a disappointed grandmother. Anxiety ridden, I decided to head out for a joint walk, and within moments of lighting up all of the stress I was racked up on moments before felt like a distant memory. The causes of my anxiety were still there, but instead of feeling a level of dread over it, my attitude flipped to more of a que sera sera mode where I was able to manage them with ease. As I walked my body felt slightly heavier, and while I wasn’t dragged down to the point of needing a nap, I started to feel the call of the couch and altered my route to get home just a smidge quicker. Even then, I didn’t mind the rest of the walk as I was able to go on autopilot, as I cheerfully spaced out and was back at my front door before I even knew it. While you can focus and get things done if need be this strain comes with a heavy dose of the “I don’t give a fucks”, and while you may be capable of working and staying on task, if there’s any possibility of you being able to put it off and just chill you’re going opt for that route. It’s definitely not a wake and bake strain unless all you plan to do is watch TV and take weed naps. That said, I really enjoyed my time with Keisha as it’s a solid evening strain with a welcome enjoyable smack that makes your troubles seem miles away, and for the ticket it goes for at Catalyst or Green Dragon’s shops I can definitely see myself picking up more in the future. Excellent job once again Green Dragon, your herb is of the highest caliber, it’s hella affordable, and you’ve got a ton of unique genetics that you simply just don’t find anywhere else. Keep up the fantastic work!