Best Tasting Marijuana Strains 2021! Our Picks! >>


There are many criteria for choosing your favorite or best tasting varieties. Some care most about yield or ease of growth. Others are taste connoisseurs and seek the varieties with the richest aromas and the most diverse flavor profile. If you’re the latter, here’s a list of the best tasting strains to grow.

About the best tasting strains of marijuana

How does cannabis get its taste?

All cannabis has a uniquely beautiful aroma. But have you ever wondered where the variety of cannabis smells come from? If so, read on! The cannabis plant contains hundreds of active ingredients, some of which may already be known, such as the cannabinoids THC and CBD.

Aromatic compounds called terpenes are less well known. They are responsible for the more popular aroma and flavors in the weed. If your favorite strain has a skunky or lemony smell, a piney aftertaste, or a spicy feel on your lips, then terpenes are due to you.

Less known than terpenes, is a group of cannabis compounds called flavonoids. Flavonoids are found in most plants, including fruits and vegetables, and are primarily responsible for giving them their various colors, scents, and flavors.

What are terpenes and how do they affect cannabis taste?

Although terpenes are commonly associated with marijuana, they play an important role in all plants because cannabis contains such a high concentration. They attract pollinators, repel pests, and help restore damaged and diseased plants. For our purposes, they are primarily responsible for the different smells and aromas associated with different plants.

Think of the pungent but soothing smell of a forest or the energizing breeze in an orange grove. These distinct smells are the effects of terpenes found in plants, including weeds.

  • Alpha pinene is found in pine and rosemary and gives some varieties a pine-like scent.
  • Myrcene gives marijuana its signature skunk odor.
  • Lime, which is also found in citrus fruits, has a strong lemony scent.
  • Beta-caryophyllene has a spicy odor that is reminiscent of cloves or black pepper.

These terpenes, along with others, give your favorite strains their special flavor.

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Top 10 Best Tasting Strains of Marijuana

Strawberry cough variety

Despite its name, the dominant trait of this strain isn’t the cough; It’s the sweet smell of ripe strawberries with a hint of vanilla underneath. Users will also discover a piece of skunk that establishes the smell and taste of this popular strain. Perfect for those looking for a mild, slow-acting high. Strawberry cough and its 18% THC level can sneak in on you.

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Blueberry strain

Another great strain with a fruity flavor is Blueberry, parents of Blue Dream, Blue Cheese, and Blue Cookies. Appropriately named, a token of this classic makes you think of plump, sweet berries. You’ll immediately notice fruity notes giving way to more subtle earthly and pine-like scents. The taste is incandescent – a wonderful mix of blueberries and vanilla.

Expect a euphoric and happy high from this relaxing and sometimes sleep-inducing stress.

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Blue Dream Strain

Speaking of Blue Dream, it deserves a spot of its own on this list of the best tasting strains of marijuana. With a sweet aroma reminiscent of the mother blueberry, this hybrid features pine and spicy notes to offset its sweetness.

Blue Dream’s long-lasting effects make it popular with both experienced and inexperienced growers. It’s a great daily strain for those in need of a quiet high with a clear mind.

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Tangie Strain

Tangie is a delightfully citrus strain that is easy to identify once you’ve experienced it. Just opening a jar fills the room with the smell of fresh mandarins and a hint of skunk. The taste matches the smell and more than deserves its place on this list of the best tasting cannabis strains.

Get ready for some potency with THC levels between 19 and 22%. You will notice Tangie’s effects immediately, with a euphoric and energizing high.

Super Lemon Haze Strain

Super Lemon Haze is a citric dream. With a taste that smells of lemon candy, its sweet and piquant taste comes into its own. Expect its refreshing aroma to leave a touch of earthiness and pine once the initial fruitiness subsides.

As you’d expect, Super Lemon Haze is all about the energetic high, which makes it a great smoke during the day.

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Pineapple haze

The sweet, tropical flavors of Pineapple Haze mix with a touch of earthy pine to create an unforgettable aroma and taste. Take care, and you can even capture subtle floral nuances and a slight skunkiness.

While its flavor profile can be complicated, the effects are far from. Pineapple Haze is all about the upbeat energy, with a light body feel to start your day with.

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chewing gum

If you like sweet, tropical strains, Bubblegum is for you. With a delicious smoke that tastes like creamy berry-flavored candies with a fruity aftertaste, Bubblegum is an excellent strain for smokers who prefer sweeter flavor profiles.

Its balanced and euphoric high combined with pain relieving effects makes it a great daytime smoke for people with chronic headaches or muscle cramps.

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Durban poison

When you first open it, Durban Poison fills the room with a tangy, citrusy aroma that smells a bit like black liquorice. The smoke starts off with a heavy pine blow but transitions nicely into a subtle earthy smell and taste. Durban Poison is energizing and uplifting, with a clear cerebral effect.

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Great Silver Haze

Super Silver Haze is an aromatic dream that fills the room with a hint of lemon, with some spicy floral notes underneath. Once you’ve overcome the delicious smell, you’ll appreciate the earthy take on the stereotypical sativa taste of hot citrus fruits.

As expected, Super Silver Haze offers an upbeat and energetic high, but takes a little longer to move through the system, making it ideal for a long-lasting daytime exposure.

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No list of the best tasting cannabis strains would be complete without Zkittlez. Fruity and tropical, just like the candy, this strain offers a strong taste punch. You’ll also notice spicy and herbaceous notes under the initial sweet citrus profile.

The tropical mood has an impact. This high-THC (23%) strain adds the relaxed but happy feelings of the best beach vacation.

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Tips for Maximizing the Taste and Smell of Your Marijuana Plants

Whichever variety you choose; You can do your own part in maximizing the taste and smell by taking care to increase terpenes as you grow.

  1. Look at the genetics. High quality varieties lead to fragrant varieties. So don’t skimp on buying your seeds.
  1. Exercise your plants to develop more terpenes with stress-free exercise. This creates more trichomes. You can also try exposing your plants to colder temperatures at night. Whichever method you choose, watch your plants closely to make sure they are not overly stressed.
  1. Make sure the marijuana strains taste best by harvesting and curing them properly. Don’t wait too long before harvesting your plants as this can cause their trichomes to break down. Be careful with the buds after harvest. Cure carefully and properly.

Together, these tips make the best tasting weed!

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FAQs too Best tasting varieties

Can the taste of cannabis be different from the smell of cannabis?

It is common to confuse aroma, taste, and aroma because they are so related, but the experiences are markedly different. Aroma refers to the sense of smell, which is processed by the nose and the back of the mouth. The taste is experienced by the tongue, which reports sensations such as sweetness, acidity and bitterness. The combination of aroma and taste results in the taste of a variety.

What’s the best way to experience the most flavor?

Avoid pipes and connections to get the best taste from your weeds. Instead, opt for vaping, which uses highly potent distillate and lower temperatures to preserve the terpenes destroyed by smoking.

How can I learn to grow the best tasting weed?

Like any topic, this list cannot cover everything. Download our Grow Bible for more information on how to grow the best tasting weed varieties.

What are the tastiest strains of marijuana you have tried so far? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!

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I Love Growing Marijuana Founder Robert Bergman is a marijuana growing expert who loves to share his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, from small extensions to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growth … [read more]



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