This is a special day indeed. Top buds from CBD Hemp Direct are back! And like I said the last time I had one (back in March), these are truly a special product, and definitely the coolest cannabis product I’ve ever had.
The last time CHD sold a top bud, the strain was Berry Exotic (one of my favorites). This time it’s the new strain, Chardonnay. If you haven’t seen my review of Chardonnay, you can see it here (tl;dr – it’s very good!)
I was 100% ready to order this product when it was released, but before I had a chance, this package was delivered. So a huge thanks to CBD Hemp Direct for sending it to be reviewed.
Grow Environment: Greenhouse
Potency: CBD/CBDa 15% (high)
Product: Chardonnay 25 Gram Top Bud
The bud was delivered in a standard priority mail envelope. Inside the envelope, the bud was packaged in 2 sealed plastic bags.
There was absolutely no smell until I opened the plastic packaging.
Testing Grade 6/10
The test results included trepanned analysis and potency tests, but no test for pesticides.
First Smell 9/10
Chardonnay has a very nice smell. It’s pungent / skunk/ sweet/ pine/ spiciness/ and earthiness.
However, with the top bud, the bag it comes in is very big, so the first smell was not nearly as strong as it was in the smaller 4 gram bag.
BUT. After I finished photographing it, I broke the bud down into 8 or so really big buds and stored it in a pint mason jar. After about 10 minutes, I opened the jar and took a smell. It was much more intense. So just keep that in mind. I’m basing the smell on more than just opening the bag and sniffing.
Bud Quality 9/10
The sheer size and density of these buds is truly amazing. It’s one bug foot long bud. And when you break it down, you end up with like 8 huge buds. Packed with CBD.
Vaping Taste 9/10
For vaping, I’m using my Arizer Argo set at 370f.
I wrote about the vaping taste in the previous review (the 4 gram bag of Chardonnay), and it was definitely good. But with the top bud, the flavor is somehow even more intense.
Vaping Effects 9/10
I vaped about 1/3 gram of ground Chardonnay in my Arizer Argo. The bowl was longer lasting than average, and after a couple of minutes, I was much more relaxed and centered. Great for day time for sure, but also great for winding down.
Overall Value 10/10
I don’t even know where to begin with this one.
- Coolest cannabis product ever
- Tastes and smells amazing
- Lots of CBD / long lasting in a vaporizer
- Great effects
- Only about $3 per gram
This is well worth it. Get it before it’s gone.
I hope this has been helpful. And stay tuned for more reviews soon!