Horchata is an evenly-balanced hybrid that was created by Compound Genetics through a crossing of two similar sounding yet distinctly different strains, Mochi Gelato (Gelato 47) and Jet Fuel Gelato (Jetlato).
The former is a pheno of the original beloved Gelato while the latter is said to be descended from the potent Hi-Octane and Jet Fuel weed strains, bringing a hefty combo of Diesel and Kush roots into the mix. The effects of this strain are known to be heavily cerebral but calm and soothing since it’s reportedly been used as an effective treatment for conditions such as depression and anxiety.
This batch was lovingly hand-produced by the sun-drenched farming family over at Henry’s Original, based in legendary Mendocino County, who’ve cultivated quite a reputation for putting a little bit of their own rebellious spirit into every jar of organically grown cannabis that makes its way from their proud legacy patch of the great Emerald Triangle.
Let’s see how this compares to other hybrids like Cali Kosher’s Bacio or Area 41 by Alien Labs.
Check our review, rating and photos below.
The first whiff from the jar came across as a curious combination, a mixture of funky parmesan with cool cucumber balanced over a distinct layer of cinnamon and spice. There were touches of pine, menthol, wood chips and a hint of black tea too. The profile was very natural smelling and refreshing. Coming across as more zesty than loud with a very earthy and mildly skunky soul behind it that left the end result feeling very… original.
The buds were a mixture of small and large, with a lot of shag and leafy edges. This left them brimming with vibrant amounts of lime and sage greens intermingled under a layer of creamy off-white trichomes and patches of rusty bronze hair. The nugs were extremely bright and colorful, giving the impression of being quite fresh or full of life. If we’re talking about happy trees, this is what I imagine they would look like.
The initial taste was heavy on the herbal tea and parmesan cheese notes but with an added layer of bite that was similar to a rich tobacco flavoring blended over the cinnamon and spice as well as hints of minty pine and eucalyptus on the exhale. Like the scent, there was a very natural and earthy vibe to the profile, ultimately leaving this flower with a quite satisfying and surprisingly stimulating flavor package overall.
This batch number was C3201 with a packaging date of September 7, 2022 and 30.6% total THC content. The effects of a well-balanced hybrid are what I like to refer to as sideways. They don’t take you all the way up but they don’t take you all the way down and that’s exactly where this bud took me: sideways. I found myself constantly spinning around in circles and trying to recall what I was just doing the minute before resulting in quite an altogether true stoner experience. The high wasn’t incredibly overpowering, but did still have a heavily relaxing edge with a lot of mental wandering which made for a readily efficient distraction from the day’s duties. You might not get a lot of work done but I would say this strain is equally appropriate for either a fiesta or a siesta, whichever you may prefer. Also, I just realized I forgot to put a load of laundry into the dryer.