High Street Tyco Haze, a hybrid strain with roots in the Wedding Cake and Kush Mints strains, is suppose to be a force to be reckoned with given it’s grape/berry aroma with a sweet, earthy, diesel flavour profile. High Street says this strain has 2.5% to 3% total terpenes which amplifies the fragrance of the buds, creating a complex and rich flavour when smoked. High Street also says to expect large, forest green buds covered in resin, which will leave a sticky residue on your fingers after grinding.
The Tyco Haze flower arrived in an industry standard black matte resealable plastic bag. Upon opening the package and allowing the flower to breathe for a short time, we were eager to take a sniff and assess the aroma. At first, the scent was not immediately apparent, but after a few more sniffs, we detected a subtle and unique smell reminiscent of silicone rubber. The scent was delicate and not overpowering, making it ideal for those who prefer a more subdued aroma.
The buds were composed of various shades of green, with small splashes of purple and dark green. The thick layer of trichomes nearly concealed the leaves which ended up making the appearance even more striking. The package also included a humidity shield that effectively preserved the freshness of the buds, even though they had been packaged 6 months prior.
We rolled a joint which is our preferred method to fully appreciate the flavour profile. When we lit up, we were not let down. The profile was divided into two distinct notes, with the first being a moderate black pepper taste on inhale that was bold and almost overwhelming. The second was unique and reminiscent of being in a tire section at a warehouse store like Costco, causing a strong coughing reaction. Overall, it offered a different and memorable flavour experience.
Our batch of Tyco Haze was part of lot number TYH002 and had a package date of July 18, 2022. With THC content listed at 25.3% and a price tag of $33.50 for 3.5 grams, we had high expectations for the cultivar. However, the effects were not as strong as you might have expected. We didn’t really feel stoned but rather experienced a relaxed mental state with moderate physical tingles, which was a little disappointing considering the high THC content listed on the packaging. However most of us were hoping for a more intense and powerful experience.