Just like the cocktail it was named after, this strain makes you feel like you’re living your best life. This week we’re talking about the mouthwatering Mimosa strain.
Of all the sensorial experiences you can have, a brunchtime mimosa is one of the most vibrant. Picture this--relaxing in the sun with friends, sparkling conversation, a pleasant body buzz, and the effervescent burst of tropical citrus. Honestly, we could all use a day like that. Instead of reaching for the champagne though, consider reaching for the strain--the Mimosa strain that is!
Its fruit-forward aroma is sweetly citric with subtle earthy flavors. This strain is truly mouthwatering and will leave you feeling euphoric, energized, and focused. But just like the cocktail, be sure to know your limits with this strain. With its hefty THC levels, overindulging may leave you wanting to relax by the pool for the rest of the day--but is that really such a bad thing?
Before we jump in too deep, we want to remind everyone that our terpenes are cannabis free and 100% legal. However, we do work very hard to isolate the specific terpene profiles of popular strains so that both cannabis consumers and non-cannabis consumers can enjoy and benefit from them.
We’ll talk a bit about the actual cannabis strain, but we also want to highlight the vibrant citrus terpene profile that Mimosa possesses. So, without further ado, here are some of the reasons you should consider experimenting with this particular strain.
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Mimosa | Get to Know Your Favorite Strain
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- The terpene profile of Mimosa is primarily made up of d-limonene, myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, and linalool.
- Mimosa is a cross between Clementine and Purple Punch, making this strain a sativa-dominant hybrid.
- The effects of this strain are described as uplifting and energetic, and anyone suffering from chronic fatigue or pain may find relief with the Mimosa strain.
- The plant can thrive both indoors and outdoors, takes 9 weeks to flower, and to fully express the terpene profile we’d recommend a longer drying and curing period.
Mimosa Terpene Profile
There’s a very good reason this strain was named after the brunch favorite OJ + Champagne cocktail. Its flavor and aroma are bright and sunny, reminiscent of tropical citrus fruits like oranges and lemons with subtle earthy, sour flavors. Those powerful aromatics all come from a unique blend of botanicals and terpenes.
While the terpene profile of any plant can vary due to a variety of factors (weather, farming techniques, soil quality, etc.), the majority of Mimosa strains are dominant in D-Limonene, Myrcene, Beta-Caryophyllene, and Linalool.
D-Limonene is responsible for the sharp citrus aroma that cuts through the more earthy notes. On its own, this terpene has a loud citrus flavor and can be found in oranges, lemons, limes, and other citrus fruits. It’s also an anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant, and may help reduce stress and anxiety.
Myrcene is one of those terpenes that beautifully blends with other terpenes. It’s found in hops, lemongrass, eucalyptus, and mango, and the flavor is both sweet and minty with leafy, vegetal notes. While it’s also anti-inflammatory and an analgesic, one of it’s most useful features is its ability to boost the effectiveness of other terpenes and cannabinoids.
The terpene beta-caryophyllene is where Mimosa gets its earthy, herbal aroma from. This isn’t surprising considering that you can find beta-caryophyllene in black pepper, cloves, black caraway, basil, oregano, cinnamon, and more. Like d-limonene, this terpene is anti-inflammatory, but it’s also antibacterial and has been used for centuries for its pain-relieving properties.
And last, but certainly not least, is linalool. This delicate, floral terpene can be found in lavender, hops, and basil and is a favorite of anyone looking to wind down and relax. It’s powerful sedative qualities make it a soothing anxiolytic and analgesic.
There are over 40 different terpene isolates that make up this iconic strain’s profile, but these four are what create that iconic mouthwatering aroma.
The Mimosa Effect
A cross between Clementine and Purple Punch, Mimosa is a Sativa dominant hybrid strain that’s been making waves in the cannabis community since it surfaced in 2017.
With THC levels anywhere from 19-28%, this strain can pack one hell of a punch. The Mimosa high is often described as euphoric, uplifting, and energetic, making this a great choice if you still have errands to run. The onset is vibrant with a clear-headed lift, and at its peak, you’ll notice a laser-like focus and pleasant body buzz.
Like we said earlier though, make sure to know your limits. Overindulging will leave you with a massive case of the munchies, dry mouth, and a tendency to hog the conversation.
As more and more states legalize both medical and recreational marijuana, Mimosa is growing in popularity. This is due to its powerful pick-me-up potential along with its ability to relieve pain without the sedative effects of more Indica dominant strains.
This makes Mimosa ideal for anyone dealing with chronic pain or chronic fatigue. Its uplifting, euphoric effects also mean it’s popular for managing anxiety, depression, or just good ol’ fashioned stress.
Due to its low CBD and high THC levels, anyone using Mimosa to ease anxiety should use it with caution. Too much THC can actually increase anxiety and paranoia. If cannabis tends to increase your anxiety, opt for more CBD heavy strains, or keep a CBD vape pen handy. CBD actually counteracts much of the psychoactive effects of THC due to the way CBD molecules bind with cannabinoid receptors throughout your body.
This relatively new strain can be grown successfully both indoors and outdoors. The seeds of this medium-sized plant are supposedly pretty difficult to get your hands on though. If, however, you’ve managed to score some seeds, you’ll want to ensure the full expression of its terpene profile by following a few key cultivation tips.
This strain thrives in more complex soil that’s medium rich in nutrients. You may opt for a super soil mix in a bag that can provide nutrients throughout its different growth stages, or you could apply elevated levels of nitrogen during the vegetative phase.
If you opt for the latter method, make sure you add higher levels of both phosphorus and potassium during the flowering phase to fully express the terpene profile. Overall, this strain takes roughly 9 weeks to flower.
For best results, make sure to properly dry and cure those beautiful buds. This involves drying them for 7-10 days, and then a minimum of 2-3 weeks of curing (if you can wait another week or two, the aroma will be even more pronounced).
At the end of the day, you can expect spade-shaped colas that are light green with sugary looking resin and fluffy orange stigmas.
Wake-and-Bake With Mimosa
Unlike farmers, we provide the exact same terpene profile in every single batch of our Mimosa blend. If you’re creating products that promise the effervescent, tropical feel of Mimosa, using a terpene blend that’s uniform across the board is a MUST.
For those who want to experiment with the unique terpene profile of this strain without the psychoactive effects, then using terpenes is the way to go. And if you’re creating cannabis products that promise that Mimosa feel, using terpenes is the perfect way to ensure flavor consistency.
No matter what kind of products you’re creating though (topicals, vapes, edibles, or even beverages), Mimosa is a fantastic experience that consumers can’t stop coming back for.
Contact us today to talk about adding this blend to your products and let us know about your Mimosa experiences on our Instagram! Try it out for yourself, and join the many, many others who get their day started with Mimosa.