Sour Tangie is a sativa dominant hybrid (80% sativa/20% indica) strain created as a cross of the hugely popular East Coast Sour Diesel X Tangie strains. Like its parent strains, this bud is most infamous for its insanely mouthwatering flavor. Sour Tangie has a smell of pungent sour citrus that has an earthy diesel bouquet as the bud is smoked. The taste is of sour earthy citrus that has a sharp pungent diesel aftertaste upon exhale that intensifies as you smoke. Sour Tangie buds have medium-sized grape-shaped dark olive green nugs with bright surprisingly pink undertones, rich purple hairs, and a frosty layer of lavender hued fine crystal trichomes. The Sour Tangie high boasts a combination of indica and sativa effects that are powered by a relatively high THC level that falls up to 22% on average. The high starts with an elevating head buzz that jolts you with motivated energy and a slight sense of focus. This head high is accompanied by a relaxing and warming body buzz that lulls you into a state of lethargy and ease that doesn’t quite put you to sleep or cause couch-lock. Because of these well-balanced effects, Sour Tangie is said to be perfect for treating conditions such as chronic fatigue, mild to moderate cases of depression, chronic pain, and muscle spasms.
Like other mostly sativa strains, Sour Tangie’s high takes hold relatively quickly. Initial signs of the strain’s action include a head rush that comes with an increased pulse around the temples and some possible flushing in the cheeks. Within minutes, these odd sensations die down, and consumers are immersed in an elevated mindset, marked by an increased intensity of thought. Thoughts may jump from one to another in a free association, while certain concepts or objects may seem to take on a new significance. This cerebral state can spell productivity under the right circumstances — motivated smokers may be able to work for an extended period on complicated analytical tasks as well as on more open-ended, creative projects. For those who aren’t feeling as productive, Sour Tangie’s activated buzz can just be a fun way to pass the time daydreaming as you’re working on mundane errands or household chores.
Appearance & Aroma
Sour Tangie establishes its appeal right away with larger than average buds that range in shape, depending on the phenotype, from long and cylindrical to short and tapered. They have a characteristically loose and fluffy sativa structure, with long, wispy leaves. These leaves are a patchwork of dark and bright green and are threaded through with neon orange pistils. Cloudy white trichomes finish off these impressive flowers, making them very sticky to the touch and difficult to break apart without a grinder. A first inspection of flowers of Sour Tangie may pick up on some fruity, citrus notes. A second whiff, meanwhile, might detect a strong diesel aroma, picked up form parent strain ECSD. Grinding up or picking apart these leafy buds can release more of a hashy, sandalwood-like odor. When Sour Tangie is combusted, it burns with a smoke that is, unsurprisingly, sour, but also smooth and easy on the lungs. On the exhale, this aromatic smoke leaves behind a spicy, orange-tinged flavor.