Everything You Need to Know About the Tangie Strain

Jun 01, 2021

If you’re one of those people who tends to get a kick out of fruity, citrusy strains, then Tangie is a dream come true. With a name like “Tangie,” it’s obvious that this strain bags a sweet, citrusy tangerine aroma, with tropical flavours – placing it as one of the best-tasting strains Smokey’s has to offer.

While it is not entirely similar to the famous Tangerine Dream from the ‘90s, the Tangie strain is equally as dreamy. Created as a salute to the said classic strain, this tasty choice packs a potent punch with THC levels ranging between 19% to 22%, and a CBD level of 0.1%. 

This award-winning sativa-dominant strain (70% sativa and 30% indica) offers a satisfying mishmash of cerebral effects, giving off a euphoric high that gradually eases into a feeling of productivity and exhilaration. Characterized by tall plants with small, light green compact buds, Tangie usually produces generous amounts of trichomes with dark orange pistils that grow mainly around its leaves. 

Let’s learn more about this fruity strain that has been proclaimed by the most seasoned cannasseurs as one of their all-time favourites. 

A Brief History of Tangie

The Tangie strain was originally created as a tribute to the cherished Tangerine Dream strain of the ‘90s. It was cultivated by West Coast American breeders, Reserva Privada and DNA Genetics in 1995 as the result of crossing California Orange with a hybrid of Skunk #1. 

a close up of dried cannabis flowers

The DNA Genetics team kept Tangie under wraps for a couple of years, until a cultivator famously named “Crockett” presented the company with a phenotype that was even better than the original cross. This new Tangie phenotype grew taller and yielded 450 to 550 grams per square meter. Because of this experimentation, DNA Genetics confirmed that the Tangie strain can indeed be grown outdoors. 

The end result instantly became sensational and well-loved, winning ten titles in the High Times Cannabis Cup awards in a span of 10 months. Some of its accolades include a first-place finish for Seed Company Sativa and placing in the top 3 in the Neder Hash and Coffeeshop Flowers categories during the 2013 Cannabis Cup

To this day, Tangie continues to be a favourite among recreational and medicinal users because of its stress-relieving, energetic buzz. 

Let’s discuss the effects of Tangie in detail. 

The Effects of Tangie Strain

Because of its dominant sativa make-up, Tangie provides recreational users uplifting effects that can help maintain a sense of euphoria. Users describe Tangie as a “quick-rise” which means the effects are fast to kick in compared to other strains. Some cerebral effects include a sudden rush of creativity and a clear head high that comes with a heightened sense of focus. Artists praise this strain for its ability to spark new ideas that can be useful for any type of creative work or recreational activity. 

The high THC content of Tangie makes it ideal for those battling stress, anxiety, and depression, thanks to its mood-elevating properties. Users confirm that Tangie puts you in a positive headspace, which is why Tangie edibles are a hit among those trying to stay calm and collected for longer periods of time. 

Emotional Effects:

  • Happy
  • Uplifted
  • Energetic
  • Clear head high
  • Creative
  • Focused

The Strain is Known to Help With:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Appetite loss

Additionally, the high THC content of Tangie makes it a preferred strain for experienced, or high-tolerance tokers. If you’re new to the world of cannabis, you might want to control your Tangie tokes during your first few tries, as it can cause dizziness, headaches, and dry eyes. You can always increase your consumption once you find yourself in a more comfortable state to handle its effects.  

Cultivating Tangie Strain

The Tangie strain falls under the moderate difficulty category in terms of cultivating. As we mentioned before, the strain grows tall, which means constant trimming or topping is needed to keep the height under control and encourage lateral growth. This is an important step if you wish to grow Tangie in an indoor setting. 

A dried Tangie bud

While it can be grown indoors and outdoors, the Tangie strain flourishes better when grown outdoors in soil and in a warmer climate. The more diverse the soil structure is, the better, as soil diversity helps Tangie terpenes reach their full potential. Feeding the soil a variety of nutrients helps in developing its citrusy, orange flavour profile. Start off by applying above-average levels of nitrogen in the vegetative state, followed by high levels of phosphorus and potassium during the flowering stage. If you are growing indoors, use soil and not hydroponics. 

Tangie can handle higher humidity and temperature levels than most strains. A plant will bloom in warm, dry conditions, with optimal temperatures ranging between 20C to 30C. It is important to note that the Screen of Green method (SCROG) is the recommended cultivation method to get the best yield out of the Tangie plant. Expect to reach a maximum height at the fifth week, with flowers arriving in resinous buds with an inviting aroma of tangerines. When fully grown and dried, Tangie flowers are characterized by small and compact light green buds, with orange hairs that are covered in frosty trichomes. 

An Overview of Tangie

Tangie is considered to be one of the most popular and well-loved strains around the world because of its consistent, euphoric effects and delectable, citrusy taste. Users have proclaimed that smoking Tangie gives a pleasurable head high, mixed with a mild body high that creates a sensual experience. Its potency makes it ideal for medicinal and recreational users who are looking for strains to boost their mood and rid themselves of paranoia or negative thoughts. 

All of these wonderful effects paired with Tangie’s satisfying citrusy taste will make you feel like you refreshed your mind and body with a tall glass of orange juice. Its energetic buzz is ideal for those preparing for a day’s work or a social gathering, as it does not induce any feelings of laziness or “couch locking.” 

Looking for Some Tangie?

Smokey’s has a decent selection of Tangie tokes – from a variety of dried flowers such as Sour Tangie and Tangie Green, and even a Tangie cartridge if you’re a toker who’s always on the go. Adding to our Tangie buffet, we have a wide range of citrusy offerings perfect for those who prefer fruity tokes, beverages, and edibles.

If you’re looking to learn more don’t hesitate to reach out to us, or visit one of our store locations so you can talk to our seasoned budtenders for some expert advice on your next purchase. 

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