Kings Garden Blue Dream
Ranked 3 of 7 in Flower for Overall Quality
Activation time: 5/5
Overall score: 4.6
Head High High
Body High High
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All things considered, we believe that Kings Garden Blue Dream deserves a respectable 4.6 out of 5 overall score. While we’re skeptical about the overly “bro-ey” hype that this brand cultivates alongside its top-shelf flower, there’s no denying that this Kings Garden product was some of the best Blue Dream we’ve ever smoked. Drop the price tag and market the product more on its merits and less on its ability to fuel a mindlessly hedonistic lifestyle, and we’d give Kings Garden Blue Dream a perfect score.
The flavor profile of our Kings Garden Blue Dream was everything you’d expect from Blue Dream. As a cross between Blueberry and Haze, this old-school strain has dominant notes of potent berry that are followed up by hazy undertones. Also detectable in Kings Garden Blue Dream were notes of sandalwood and citrus, indicating that the plants responsible for producing this top-tier flower came from excellent genetics and were pampered throughout their life cycles.
We ground up around a gram of our Kings Garden Blue Dream eighth and rolled it into a joint. The buds were highly crumbly without being too try, and they were absolutely covered with crystals. It wasn’t just the outside of the buds that expressed abundant trichomes—Kings Garden Blue Dream was coated with crystals all the way into the center of the bud, indicating excellent cultivation practices.
Lighting up our Kings Garden Blue Dream joint, we noted that our buds offered a nice, slow burn. The primary effects set in within around 5 minutes, and they lasted for nearly 90 minutes, attesting to the high quality and impressive potency of our Kings Garden Blue Dream nugs.
We noticed that the smoke produced by our Kings Garden Blue Dream joint was slightly harsher than expected. It isn’t clear what could have caused this mild negative effect since Kings Garden appears to take great care when producing its cannabis.
In our experience, Kings Garden Blue Dream provided more of a head high than a body high, which is to be expected from Blue Dream. Many cannabis connoisseurs swear by Blue Dream for its unique fusion of indica and sativa effects, and we’re pleased to say that Kings Garden perfectly captured the magic of Blue Dream in these crystally, potent buds.
Here are the high points of our experience with Kings Garden Blue Dream:
Getting too deeply into the story behind Kings Garden would be a little bit embarrassing. Let’s suffice to say that this brand is California through and through. Its website features abundant images of attractive women, boats, bonfires, and yes, of course, weed.
Unlike most California cannabis cultivators, which shy away from using the word “weed,” Kings Garden wears this semi-pejorative term as a badge of honor. Claiming the status of the “original and largest cultivator in California’s renowned Coachella Valley,” Kings Garden states that its mission is to produce THC-rich buds that are “perfectly consistent” and “creatively curated.”
Apart from stating that it has two priorities, “quality and quality” (no typo), Kings Garden doesn’t provide a lot of information on how its products are made. It appears, however, that Kings Garden grows its buds indoors, and the quality of the Blue Dream buds we smoked attests to this theory.
Here’s what we liked the most about Kings Garden:
Kings Garden is clear about who it thinks its target audience is: Young bros with something to prove. Marketing hype aside, however, the quality that Kings Garden Blue Dream provides makes this brand ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy a reliable, connoisseur experience with one of the world’s most renowned cannabis strains.
We found that around 1 gram of Kings Garden Blue Dream provided the best dosage for our needs. As dedicated Blue Dream lovers, however, we might have indulged more than the average consumer would want to. If you aren’t as gung-ho about high-quality Blue Dream as we are, stick to around 0.5 grams instead.
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Target Age Group
1g to 1oz
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written by Samuel Popejoy, video by Chad Waldman