The Scoop: Atypical, Mendo Breath is a deep gulp of rare terpene-infused air in the world of cannabis cultivation. An Indica-dominant flower with a distinct aroma, this hard-hitting strain provides an inspired fusion of OG Kush Breath (OGKB) and Mendo Montage. Trichome encased, Mendo Breath’s combined gene pool creates an intoxicating blend of diverging flavors and calmative effects.
The Result: Mendo Breath generally gravitates toward the sweeter side of the flavor spectrum — imagine your taste buds coated in sweet vanilla and buttery caramel. That said, occasionally, Mother Nature allows some of her less dominant terpenes to foster hints of pepper, lemon, and musk. Thanks to Mendo Breath’s inherited genetics and respectable THC content, this cultivated love child of OGKB and Mendo Montage makes for a superb after dinner smoke.
The Verdict: Creamy, compact, and elegant, Mendo Breath’s big appeal is her ability to cleanse the mental palate. Washed away in a blazing moment of glory, smokers will find that habitual stress, chronic inflammation, and bouts of insomnia are no match for a few tokes of Mendo’s potent compounds.
Type: Indica-Dominant Hybrid
Also Known As: N/A
Genetics: OGKB x Mendo Montage
How Stoned Will You Get: 8
Average THC: 19-20%
Average Price Per ⅛: $43
The Science: A recent CB Lab test of Mendo Breath specifies this batch of flowers had a total THC content of 19.46 percent, which included 3.14 percent THC and 16.24 percent THCa. The complete CBD profile of Mendo Breath indicates a gentle alternative for those anxiety-riddled individuals. Per the test, this batch of Mendo Breath had a total CBD content of 0.11 percent. And directing its overall flavor and aroma profile, the following terpenes were found to be most dominant: d-Limonene – 2.75 mg/g, beta-Caryophyllene – 2.64 mg/g, and beta-Myrcene – 2.29 mg/g.
Appearance: Mendo Breath has translucent trichomes that appear nearly fluorescent. With tangerine-colored pistils and purple calyx, her frosty potency is accentuated by her multicolored hues. Each resin-infused trichome head sits atop long rods. Mendo Breath’s flaming orange hairs and amber trich nodules are a testament to her maturation.
Consistency: Mendo Breath is compact and gummy, which creates a minor problem when dissecting by hand. Savvy consumers will take their time, gently cracking open each piece of Mendo Breath manually and slowly savoring every moment. Others may choose a more direct approach by utilizing a sharp pair of scissors or a handy grinder.
Scent: Mendo Breath has some chronic halitosis: She’ll make your eyes water and your mouth salivate with her unique blend of pepper and caramel. There is a zesty presence that hangs in the air and haunts each bud. Mendo’s OG Kush-based odor casts a shadow on the bright citrus aroma and gives it a darker character that rips at the seal of your bag.
Taste: As is true with any strain, Mendo Breath’s overall aroma and flavor profile are primarily dictated by its complex group of terpenes. While nutrients and curing techniques also play a role — it’s generally all about the terpenes. For example, growers who use Bat Guano ( i.e., bat fecal matter/poop) as their primary nutrient will generally find it has enhanced their strain’s overall flavor — particularly when compared to plants fed with chemical-based nutrients. When cultivated organically, Mendo Breath’s final product resembles a smokable caramel candy laced with citrus and pepper — one that is truly a rare treat.
Effect: Held in high regard within the 420-community, Mendo Breath is known for her intoxicating embrace. After one or two puffs off a bong, joint, or vaporizer and her captivating compounds will help loosen the cranial grip on the brain’s stress center. Mendo’s collective compounds also provide physical relief and a mental “timeout” for those seeking a restful night’s sleep.
Strain Background: Currently cultivated by several marijuana brands throughout the United States, the Mendo Breath cutting has taken California dispensaries by storm. While the genetic connection of OGKB (OGKushBreath) to Mendo Breath comes via the Cookie Family, Mendo Montage is a cross of Mendo Purps and Locomotive.
Medical Uses: Mendo Breath’s collective compounds are thought to be most beneficial for those suffering from insomnia, anxiety, and spastic muscles — as well as most forms of chronic pain.