This week, we’re going to check out another CBD flower product from Tweedle Farms. They currently only carry two strains. Last week, we looked at Suzy Q (which was awesome btw). This time, we’re going to check out Tweedle Farm’s Otto x Cherry.
And just FYI. At the time of this writing, Tweedle Farms is out of Suzy Q (unfortunately).
I ordered this CBD flower online, at TweedleFarms.com.
The website and shopping process were fine, but upon checkout, things got really klunky. I think the system is a little bit more smoothed out now, but the only way to pay is via 3rd party ( Quickbooks invoicing ).
(By the way, payment issues are common in this industry. Most large payment processors won’t work with hemp and cannabis businesses, so they have to either take cash or pay more to use other payment processors. Hopefully this will be fixed soon!)
I ordered on Monday, March 5th. The tracking initially said the package would arrive on the 10th, but it came a day early. Sweet!
The Otto x Cherry arrived in the same packaging ( medium sized padded yellow envelope containing a smell proof zip bag) as the Suzy Q. The only difference was that this time, there was absolutely no smell at all before opening up the smell proof zipper container.
After trying Tweedle Farm’s Suzy Q, I kind of had somewhat high hopes/ expectations that despite the low price, the flower would be pretty nice.
Well, I have to admit. I was definitely a little a bit let down when I opened up the bag and got my first look at the Otto x Cherry.
Buds were very small. Obviously not trimmed. There were lots of seeds. They were visible in the bag, and on the buds. They were kind of a plain dark green color. Upon closer inspection, the color is a little nicer, and you can see some traces of purple.
On the plus side:
Trichomes were visible and plentiful. The flower was obviously moderately potent. So the advertised 15% CBD seems about right.
Testing Grade 10/10
Safety testing: yes (+5)
Potency Testing: Yes (+3)
Terpene Analysis: Yes (+2)
First Smell 6/10
The hemp definitely wasn’t fully cured, but the smell was still pretty pleasant. Very floral and sweet/ fruity smelling. Maybe a hint of mint?
As with most flower, when you squeeze or grind them, you can get a much more intense dose of the flavors above.
Bud Quality 3/10
If Kannapinis buds are a 1, and The nicest nugs in the land are a 10, then this Otto x Cherry is a 3. Maybe a 4.
These buds have a lot of seeds. Not nearly as many as Kannapinis, but maybe around 10 to 12 seeds per gram? As some of you already know, Both the Cherry Wine and the Purple Power Ranger from CBD Hemp Direct have lots of seeds. But with those, it’s not nearly as much aof a problem, because the buds are big. So seed density is a lot lower.
With this Otto x Cherry, the seeds are way more of a nuisance.
Vaping Taste 8/10
Once I was able to get enough seedless flower material off of the stems, I packed the chamber of my vaporizer (Arizer Argo), and fired it up.
And… Good! Very good! As I’ve said before, we don’t have access to a lot of variety currently in the hemp market. So when a new flower variety comes along, it’s definitely nice to be able to try something different.
The taste was very nice. Sweet, floral, and earthy.
For me, the vaping experience was definitely the silver lining of the whole experience. (also, the price. The price is crazy low. Seriously)
If you look beyond the seeds, the little buds, and the not so great cure, vaping this flower is definitely nice.
This flower has just about 15% CBD, and about .6% THC (after the THCA gets decarboxylated). So those who don’t use or haven’t used THC for a while, might notice a slight high the first couple of times using it.
But if you’re worried about geting any anxiety from the tiny bit of THC, don’t. The moderatley high amount of CBD is more than enough to completely overpower any negative effects from the THC.
It also works amazingly well for everything else CBD is good for.
For me, it’s good to unwind and relax.
Overall Value 8/10
If this is all you can get, then by all means, get it! For $50 an ounce, it’s a great deal. Relative to quality as well as to the cost per mg of CBD.
At 15% CBD, my $30 1/2 ounce contained over 2000 mg of CBD. That’s at least 1/2 the price of the cheapest CBD isolate I’ve seen.
So even though the product isn’t pretty. It is still good medicine. If not for smoking and vaping, it could easily be used for extracts and tinctures.
As always. Thanks for reading, and be well.
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