It’s always nice when a dispensary employee is able to make the perfect recommendation for a new strain. Tom, at The Haven: A Strainwise Dispensary in Denver, recently recommended that I try his favorite strain — Tres Star.
While Tom didn’t believe Tres Star was exclusive to Strainwise, he did mention that it was not readily available at any other dispensary in Denver of which he was aware. Although I was already convinced by Tom’s explanation of the effects he feels from this indica-dominant hybrid strain, I was pleasantly surprised when his colleague Racarra made the same recommendation as one of her favorites.
Stardawg x Tres Daughter
The Haven: A Strainwise Dispensary, 777 Canosa Ct #102, Denver, CO 80204.
These Tres Star flowers were dense and surprisingly not dry at all, something that those of us living in Denver have become accustomed. Tom did mention that it was freshly harvested, and just arrived on the shelf. Clearly hand-trimmed, both nugs faded from darker green on the outside to lighter green on the inside with an above-average amount of kief. These flowers also had a nice covering of burnt-orange colored hairs.
This sample of Tres Star smelled sweet and earthy with undertones of fuel and citrus fruit. The smoke had a similar taste, but the fruitiness was more prominent in the smoke than the aroma.
This Tres Star broke up easily, and the resinous trichomes stuck to my fingers like glue. I smoked it out of a glass spoon pipe using a hemp wick instead of a lighter to preserve the integrity of the taste. This was one of the smoothest-hitting strains I’ve ever smoked. With absolutely no coughing or throat irritation, I barely even noticed I was exhaling smoke. A good sign that the plants were flushed and cured properly, the ash left in the bowl when I was finished was almost completely white.
After just two hits of Tres Star, I no longer noticed the post-operative pain I’d been feeling in my foot for weeks. Within minutes, I felt extreme relaxation throughout my entire body, including muscle tension relief, and a light tingling sensation on my skin. Tres Star definitely enhanced my sense of touch, so it may be a good one to add to your list of strains to bring into the bedroom.
The cerebral effects were minimal, leaving me relaxed yet clear-headed with the ability to focus on work. In-line with the typical description of an indica strain, the effects I felt were much more body-heavy than cerebral. Based on the effects I felt and the aroma of this Tres Star, it likely contains a decent amount of limonene, a terpene known to be beneficial in the treatment of conditions like anxiety, depression and inflammation.