This morning’s Wake and Bake review is on the Satori strain, a RE-LEAF brand, from Desert Bloom Re-Leaf Center in Tucson.
I checked out the bud and visually, this Satori flower was mostly a medium green with wild, burnt orange hairs sticking out. When I pressed on it and I could tell it wasn’t going to fall apart, I squeezed it harder and the bud actually held the pressed form. This was new. It must be sticky in there, I was thinking. The bud smelled fruity and citrusy; very aromatic.
We ground up the bud in our GR8TR grinder from Kannastör, rolled up our morning joint and away we went.
True to its smell, the Satori bud tasted fruity and citrusy – even still half way through the joint. It was slow-burning, due to its stickiness.
After a few minutes, I was feeling my sore muscles turn into tingling sensations. My eyes felt a little heavy so I grabbed my glasses. I decided to go for a walk to see if my body was feeling heavy, on this cloudy November morning. It was 60 degrees outside at 8 a.m. and it looked like rain was on its way.
My body felt a little bit heavy and I was definitely feeling relaxed so I was thinking indica-dominant hybrid. I did the selfie test and I looked a little stoned. Time to research it.
According to WikiLeaf, “First arriving on the scene in 2005 the strain called Satori is a hybrid that has since become one of Mandala Seed’s most sought after strains. A Sativa-dominant hybrid, its name is a term that comes from Japanese Zen Buddhism that literally translates to understanding. In the Zen Buddhism religion it is used to refer to enlightenment.”
I was beginning to think this was supposed to be helpful in meditation. Time to check another source.
According to Leafly, “This strain is a true hybrid in that it is a 50/50 mix of sativa and indica. Mandala Seeds bred Satori by crossing Lucid Dream with another unnamed sativa hybrid.”
It’s supposed to treat stress/anxiety, pain, inflammation and depression. The effects are said to be uplifted, euphoric, happy, energetic, focused and creative.
I’d say my experience was relatively close to those descriptions. I definitely felt my pain ease away, I was focused and relaxed, and was close on the indica-dominant hybrid, if it’s really 50/50.
Check out Satori from Desert Bloom Re-Leaf Center in Tuscon.