Blueberry Pie #7 Hemp Flower, Indica, 18.46% CBD, .23% delta 9 THC
Five Senses: 10
Curb Appeal: 7.0
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Black Tie isn't the biggest name in the CBD flower game yet, but they're certainly ahead of most of the pack. That is evident on a quick tour of their website. They have a TON of CBD products for sale. Basically, well...everything! The website is well organized and chock full of detailed descriptions of their flower, which we appreciate. As with any company going through growing pains, there are certainly some detractors in the CBD flower forums. But, we try to focus on the quality of the product and not get into the 'he said, she said' politics of it all. I must say, we were blown away by the reviewer pack we received. Chock full of goodies and we had a completely professional and pleasant experience from end-to-end. We were more than excited to give our first strain a try - Blueberry Pie #7.
The Five Senses (10 out of 10)
Our eighth of Blueberry Pie arrived in a clear glass jar affixed with a detailed label of the contents, as well as a QR code to scan for the Certificate of Analysis. Nice! Upon unwinding the top, our reviewer's nose was greeted with a pungent, earthy, sweet scent. Let's skip forward, though, to the part where Blueberry Pie hits the grinder. That is when this flower comes alive. We kid you not, when ground, this smells like a damn Blueberry Pie! We had to walk away and come back for two or three additional confirmation sniffs. Not once have we had a strain match it's name in this way - not even Blueberry strains from other vendors. Wow, what a great start. As you might guess, the smell translated into a unique smoke. With each hit, our reviewer felt as though new tastes were emerging. The mostly-mellow smoke left a taste akin to a Swisher Sweet on the lips. Usually we would knock off half a point for this smoke being a bit harsh. But, it doesn't matter. The smell and taste are worth it. Perfect 10.
Curb Appeal (7.0 out of 10)
These aren't the prettiest nuggets on the planet. Not bad, just not going to win any beauty contests. What the flower lacks in terms of consistent shape and fullness, it makes up for in content. Our Blueberry Pie buds were a medium green with amber pistils poking out everywhere. Oh yeah, and it is absolutely glistening with crystals. Nice! One of the characteristics of this flower that stood out to us the most was the density. Even though the nuggets aren't plump, they are incredibly dense. Basically, these are the exact opposite of Tweedle Farms CBG flower. That density, as a bonus, translates into big clouds well into your session. The cure on this flower was just a touch dry for us, but not too far off. We were happy to overlook some of the small drawbacks here given the smell and taste.
Potency (8.5 out of 10)
Black Tie Blueberry Pie clocks in at 18.46% CBD content, which puts this strain on the middle-upper end of the spectrum of CBD potency. On Black Tie's website, consumers tout the flower for it's indica-leaning effects. When it comes to THC percentage, Blueberry Pie comes in at .23% delta 9. That's a lot closer to the .3% limit than not, basically matching Legals Sour Candy which bills itself as "Max THC" (for CBD flower, anyways). Depending on what you're seeking, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Per usual, our view is that the terpenes matter a lot more than the THC content. A number of CBD flower companies do not publish their terpene profiles, so we have to give credit to Black Tie for publishing theirs. This strain has 1.62% total terpenes, with beta Caryophyllene as the most dominant terpene, followed by Nerolidol, Bisabolol, Humulene and Myrcene. Some flowers can land upwards of 3% total terpenes, but BP#7 levels are still respectable.
Effect (9.5 out of 10)
Nearly perfect! We don't hand out scores like this too often when it comes to effect. This one, though, is an absolute winner and easily in our top 3 experiences thus far. For starters, the onset is nearly instant. After a few puffs, a slight brain haze set in. Don't worry, it mellows out after 10 minutes or so. But, this flower definitely lets you know it's working from the jump. In short order, we had a great muscle chill throughout most of our body reminiscent of Berkshire CBD's Remedy strain. Most importantly, this flower put a big smile on our reviewer's face. Not just content or relaxed, but actually delivered happiness. Awesome! After our session finished, there were a few notable things worth mentioning. First, this effect comes in waves, which is a pretty great sensation. What doesn't come in waves is the sedation. We went from wide awake to eyes drooping and ready for bed in no time flat. This is an evening strain that gave us one of the best nights of sleep, and best mornings, in a long while. Why no perfect 10, then? We just wished the effect lasted a tad bit longer. Don't worry, though, we'll be coming back for more.
Price (9.0 out of 10)
We've run a little long describing all the amazing qualities of Blueberry Pie #7 so we're going to keep the pricing section concise. Short answer - just buy this flower and you won't regret it. That is, if you can find it in stock. We believe this will run you roughly $25 for an eighth, $40 for 1/4, $65 for a 1/2 and $95 for an ounce. But, at the time of writing, Black Tie is sold out of so many sizes, we're not 100% sure. Assuming we're right, that means you're getting CBD anywhere from 3.8 cents per milligram on the high end (eighth) to 1.8 cents on the low end (ounce). Wow! This is on the low end of CBD flower pricing, making this an absolute steal for the quality. Do yourself a favor and keep Blueberry Pie #7 stocked at all times. We will be.