Discover the complex terpene strain-profile of Orange Soda and it's famously citrusy flavor and powerful effects
Looking for a chill summertime strain with crisp fountain drink vibes?
Who loves orange soda? Well, not just Kel from the late 90s Nickelodeon sketch-comedy series Kenan and Kel. If you’re too young to get that reference, please just nod along and give the millennials a break. Plus, there’s something about people’s fondness for orange soda that’s multi-generational. And it probably has to do with the hybrid cannabis strain with the same name. This week we’re diving into the bright, citrusy world of Orange Soda.
This award-winning strain has a rather mysterious lineage, but its flavor and effects are reminiscent of its namesake. We’re talking crisp orange soda straight from the fountain, poured over crushed ice, with bubbles that tickle your nose with every sip. It has all that plus a note here and there of pine and earth. Top it off with uplifting and surprisingly long-lasting effects, and Orange Soda will quickly be your go-to summer strain.
Before we jump in too deep, we want to remind everyone that we offer both botanical and cannabis-derived terpene blends. 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. Read on and discover the terpene profile that gives this strain such citrusy sweet flavors and effects.
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Does the thought of this blend already have your mouth watering? We can’t blame you. Here’s the short and sweet of what we’ll be covering today.
- The lineage of this strain is up for debate with some saying it hails from Mandarina and Sour Diesel while others claim it’s descended from California Orange and Blueberry.
- The dominant terpenes in this blend are Myrcene, Beta-Caryophyllene, D-Limonene, and Alpha-Pinene.
- Myrcene (found in mango, hops, lemongrass, etc.) provides a sweet, minty, and tropical vibe to this blends aroma and flavor. Plus, its sedative and analgesic properties lend Orange Soda a calm, relaxing effect.
- Beta-Caryophyllene, on the other hand, provides a hint of much-needed complexity. Found in spices like caraway and black pepper, this isolate has powerful anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and even mood-elevating effects
- Found in fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges, D-Limonene plays an important role in this blend’s overall flavor and effects. It enhances the mouthwatering citrus notes in this blend and provides energizing mood-elevating effects.
- A surprising addition to this blend, Alpha-Pinene gives Orange Soda a kick of pine-like flavor with effects like focus and creativity.
- This blend is ideal for a mid-day pick-me-up, an afternoon at the beach, or even a laid-back concert.
- The sedative qualities of Myrcene combined with the energetic, mood-elevating properties of Limonene make this a great blend for someone looking to relieve stress and anxiety without the couch-lock.
Orange Soda Terpene Profile
While you might assume that Limonene would be the most dominant terpene, in this strain it’s actually Myrcene. Don’t worry, Limonene makes an appearance here in a bit, but the subtle tropical vibe of this blend comes from Myrcene. Found in mango, hops, lemongrass, and even eucalyptus, its scent is sweet and minty and it plays a shockingly big role in the hybrid nature of this strain. Plus, it’s believed myrcene can increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier. This is important for cannabis since it means myrcene may boost the effectiveness of cannabinoids and other terpenes. Even without that, however, Myrcene is prized for its sedative and analgesic effects.
Beta-Caryophyllene adds the subtle earthy notes you may notice at the back of your palate with this blend. Found in various spices (black pepper, caraway, oregano, etc.), it should be no surprise that caryophyllene has a spicy, woodsy aroma. We think it adds a complexity to Orange Soda that elevates it without taking away the sweet, summery aroma. Plus, cannabis lovers shouldn’t fear a dominant beta-caryophyllene presence because its unique structure allows it to bind easily to CB2 receptors. That means powerful anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and even mood-elevating effects.
While it only makes up roughly 7%, D-Limonene obviously plays an important role in the overall flavor and effects of this blend. Considering this isolate is found in fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges, it’s no surprise that it lends such a citrusy flavor and aroma to Orange Soda. Its powerful energizing and mood-elevating properties are some of the reasons why this strain has such intense uplifting, cerebral effects.
Alpha-Pinene is another isolate you might be shocked to see in Orange Soda, but its pine-like aroma adds important aromatic notes and effects. Not surprisingly, this isolate is found in conifers and herbs like rosemary. Its aroma is turpentine-like and has a slight cooling, camphoraceous effect. We’re particularly obsessed with this isolate because it promotes effects like focus and creativity.
The full terpene profile of Orange Soda is made up of more than forty isolates, but it’s these four that have the biggest influence on the overall aroma, flavor, and experience.
Orange Soda Effects
This hybrid strain leans a bit towards the Sativa end of the spectrum, but it’s a crowd-pleaser no matter what your preferences are. Plus, when we say its lineage is a mystery, we’re not joking. Some say it descended from Mandarina and Sour Diesel, while others claim it hails from California Orange and Blueberry.
Either way, judges from the 2019 High Times Central Valley Cup awarded it 1st place in the Sativa Flower category. However, that’s hardly a surprise when you consider the all-star effects its terpenes promote.
If you hadn’t guessed it already, this blend packs some seriously chill and fun vibes. The actual cannabis strain often has THC levels upwards of 20% with very minimal CBD. So, if you’re sensitive to THC you may want to keep a CBD vape pen on hand to help mellow you out if the Orange Soda effects are too strong. If we’re just looking at the effects of the terpene blend, however, you’re in for a calm, uplifting experience.
Let us paint a picture for you: it’s a Friday afternoon and you’ve just gotten off work. Ahead of you lies a fun, lazy weekend and you’re excited to meet up with friends for effervescent conversations and creative evenings. You’ve got that end-of-the-week energetic buzz, but since you’ve got the weekend ahead of you, you’re taking things as they come and enjoying the moment. That, my friend, is how this terpene blend makes us feel.
This blend is ideal for a mid-day pick-me-up, an afternoon at the beach, or even a laid-back concert. Plus, the sedative qualities of myrcene combined with the energetic, mood-elevating properties of limonene make this a great blend for someone looking to relieve stress and anxiety without the couch-lock.
Celebrate All Things Citrus and Summery With Orange Soda
Not only is this blend fabulous in beverages, edibles, skincare, and vapes, you can even enjoy Orange Soda in one of our infused paper or blunt cones. We don’t know about you, but the thought of leisurely puffing on an Orange Soda infused blunt has us feeling some kind of way. Check out our Native Series Infused Sample Kit to try it out for yourself (plus a few other favorites).No matter what kind of products you’re creating, Orange Soda is a fantastic experience that’ll have consumers smacking their lips in satisfaction. Contact us today to talk about adding this blend to your products and let us know about your Orange Soda experiences on our Instagram!