Biscotti Strain Review
By Estes Lee
The Biscotti strain of cannabis is a potent bud that will leave you feeling a solid mix of both chill and creative at the same time.
It’s the perfect green for those days when you want to melt away your stress but still let your brain do some exploring.
What is Biscotti Weed
Biscotti weed is a sticky cannabis strain that packs a high THC level that was originally bred by Cookies Farm in the Bay area.
Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid?
Biscotti is an indica-dominant hybrid, coming in at around 80% indica and 20% sativa. This bud is crossbred from two potent strains - Gelato 25 and Sour Florida OG.
Gelato 25, aka Larry Bird, is itself an indica-dominant hybrid strain made from the Sunset Sherbert and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies strains. It is known for its high THC levels (anywhere from 17-25%, depending on the grower) and for hitting you fast and hard, delivering a mellow and happy high that still boasts productivity and creativity.
Sour Florida OG is a 50/50 hybrid strain, making it perfectly balanced on the indica versus sativa scale. This strain is another potent one, with THC levels reported as high as 28%. A cross of Chemdawg, Lemon Thai and Hindu Kush, this strain is known for its calming and uplifting high that helps unlock your creative side. You may also see this one called Florida OG or Florida OG Kush.
Effects of Biscotti Strain
With parent strains like Gelato 25 and Florida Sour OG, it’s no surprise that the Biscotti cannabis strain is going to produce a euphoric and relaxing high that will leave you in a creative mood.
Overall Feelings / Sensations
The Biscotti strain delivers both a mind and body high.
It will bring on a strong sense of relaxation - both physically and mentally - that will help you unwind and flow into a happy and chill imaginative evening.
But beginners beware - this bud will hit you fast and hard. You’ll want to make sure you ease into this one so that you don’t end up melting into your couch for the rest of your ride!
Not only will this strain bring you a nice high, it also comes with some added health benefits.
Stress and Anxiety
Because it brings about a strong sense of relaxation coupled with a lift in your mood, the Biscotti strain has been known to help mitigate and lessen the impacts of stress and anxiety. It’s especially good at helping you keep your cool in a crowd if social anxiety tends to spark up on you.
Depression and Mood Swings
The uplifting antidote in Biscotti helps manage feelings of depression and even mood swings by keeping the consumer in a euphoric state of bliss during their high. If you find that happy medium, you may even find yourself falling into a bout of the giggle fits with this one!
That tingling body high you’ll feel when you use the Biscotti strain has been known to help people who suffer from chronic pain. This special strain will help your body feel relaxed and join your mind in that chill state of blissful zen.
Biscotti Strain Growing Profile
The Biscotti strain has been ranked between easy to average when it comes to growing difficulty, and it can be grown either from seeds or clones.
The plant typically grows to a bushy four feet on average, and many growers recommend utilizing the low stress training, or LST, technique to help increase the yield without damaging the plant.
Biscotti’s buds will be ready to harvest come mid- to late-October, after about 8-9 weeks of flowering.
Typical yields on this beauty range from 10-12 ounces per plant when grown outdoors and about 10 ounces per square meter when grown indoors.
Biscotti Strain Terpene Profile
The Biscotti cannabis strain has three main terpenes in its profile that bring out this bud’s sweet and spicy tastes and aromas.
This spicy terpene is the most dominant of the bunch when it comes to Biscotti. Caryophyllene is known for its peppery effects while also bringing out hints of cinnamon and clove with a slight diesel undertone.
Not only are your senses going to enjoy this terpene, but your body will as well as caryophyllene has anti-inflammatory properties.
Noticing your mood getting a nice boost with this Biscotti strain? You can thank the terpene limonene for its work in that! This terpene is known to help bring out that happy and stress free euphoric feeling that accompanies this cannabis strain.
This terpene is packed with health benefits - from mood enhancement to also being an antioxidant and antimicrobial.
It’s also probably no surprise that limonene is also responsible for that citrusy taste and aroma that you may experience with Biscotti.
The most well-rounded terpene of the bunch, myrcene, brings out a mix of tastes and smells while also promoting a long list of health benefits.
Myrcene compliments caryophyllene and limonene well in that it has both a spicy and sweet profile, with the spicy aspects taking center stage.
Just like the other terpenes, myrcene comes with some health benefits as well! This terpene can help enhance your mood, relieve stress and anxiety, help with sleep and relaxation and even act as an anti-inflammatory.
Aroma & Flavor
Thanks to Biscotti’s three main terpenes, this green delivers a sweet and spicy aroma and flavor.
True to its name, Biscotti exudes a sweet and sugary cookie-like aroma that is blended with just the right mix of complimentary nuts and spices. Close your eyes, and you may even think you have a tray of biscotti cookies in front of you.
On your inhale, you’ll notice more of the spice flavors hitting your taste buds, with the sweet flavors subtly dancing around them.
On your exhale, you’ll experience notes of a creamy, vanilla cookie flavor.
This bud has such a pleasant aftertaste, that you may want to do yourself a favor and have some actual biscotti cookies nearby to help satiate any munchies you may get from this strain’s flavor alone!
Biscotti’s nugs are tiny and compact, with purple and dark green flowers that are decorated with bright orange pistils. This bud has a gracious smattering of trichomes on it, making it nice and sticky to the touch.
You’ll want to make sure you grab your grinder on this one to help break it apart and catch all your kief.
Biscotti Cannabinoid Breakdown
Biscotti’s cannabinoid profile packs strong THC and CBG levels, with specific cannabinoid levels varying from grower to grower.
With this potent of a cannabinoid profile, the Biscotti strain has definitely earned its respect in the marketplace and should be used with caution by beginners.
Short for delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, THC is the most popular of all cannabinoids. This is that little guy in your bud that gives you that feeling of being high.
The Biscotti strain THC level comes in hot around 21-22%, though this ranges depending on the grower (THC levels have been seen as high as 25% for this strain). With typical cannabis THC levels coming in between 15-25%, this delectable bud is packing some pretty potent levels for this cannabinoid!
THC is a bit of a jack of all trades in that it doesn’t just get you high, but it also provides some pretty solid health benefits to its user. It has been known to help things like pain relief, anxiety, sleep problems, and managing nausea and appetite.
CBG, or cannabigerol, is a building block for other cannabinoids in that it converts from CBG to other cannabinoids (THC and CBD) as it matures. Because of this, CBG levels are highest when a plant is young, and they dwindle as the plant matures and CBG is converted.
Unlike THC, this cannabinoid doesn’t come with any psychoactive properties that will get you high. It does, however, come with a lot of health benefits!
CBG has been known to help manage stress and anxiety, alleviate pain, improve focus and even increase appetite. It also comes with some anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
The Biscotti strain has high CBG levels, coming in anywhere from 1-2%.
Biscotti comes in light when it comes to levels of cannabidiol, or CBD, ranging between 0.2-0.5% depending on the grower.
CBD is like CBG in that it isn’t going to deliver you a psychoactive high. Instead, this little cannabinoid is busy at work providing some added health benefits to your bud.
CBD has been known to help with inflammation, pain relief, anxiety and insomnia.
Where to Pick Up Biscotti Strain?
Now that you know all these fun facts about this delicious, cookie inspired bud - where can you find it?
One of my favorite go-to’s in the New York and DC areas is Urban Aroma. They are a great resource to figure out where the nearest green is and all the options for how I can get my hands on some. Not only can they tell you where to find it, they’ll also highlight any available delivery services in the area.
After all, what’s more fitting for ordering a chill and creative bud like Biscotti than to be chilling at your place while you’re waiting for it to get delivered?