Hindu Kush (Bakerstreet) by Tweed3 min read

We’re going to look at a Hindu Kush today.

We’ve already looked at a Hindu Kush, I purchased it peer to peer, from a ‘guy’, who hand delivered it to me, for $4 per gram. I’ve trusted them for nearly two decades, but the offering came without testing.

Now, we review a Hindu Kush offering by Tweed, they sell it under their Tweed brand, and call it Bakerstreet.

Hindu Kush is a landrace and cannabis staple. You likely already know it, and if you don’t, you better get to know. But you won’t find that any of that here. We’ll see below that largely, this offering lacks the look and flavour profile of a typical Hindu Kush.

So with that, we review Bakerstreet, by Tweed.

Visuals are substandard, maybe standard, if you’re feeling nice. My one gram arrived as two smaller buds about 200 milligrams each, alongside a collection of gravel. Buds are shaped conically, and are coloured light green with few flecks from a small number of orange stigmas.

Both large buds feel dry, they crush under medium force. Looking on the bright side, most of what I received in this container is already small particulate, so it should be easy to grind.

Grinds to a dry dust. I count a few bits of premature growth about 1mm in diameter, nothing out of the ordinary.

Smell is nondescript, somewhat warm earths with fuzzy dust and slight spices. For a Hindu Kush, it is a bit disappointing. Certainly doesn’t meet expectations for strength or character.

Flavours are ok. I get a note of green, soapy citrus, its clean, fresh and unexpectedly bright. Totally unlike the character I’ve come to associate with a traditional Hindu Kush, the unique tastes do offer an interesting contrast to the original expectation.

Pronunciation was underwhelming, besides the unexpected profile, there wasn’t much going on here. And I found longevity somewhat acceptable, there’s a dry down into some light spices, but I hesitate to tell you there’s anything overly attractive going on.

Price on this single gram container is $12.45; move along, nothing to see here. You could look at most other producers for higher value and better olfactory character. Those looking for Hindu Kush, I’d tell you Tweed’s rendition is interesting, but not satisfying.

Looks like we’re below average price in a few places, above average in others. I’d tell you the quality isn’t there, so any price advantage falls short of a strong purchase incentive.

Save for Newfoundland, Bakerstreet was one of two offerings that Canadians could purchase, germinate and legally grow this season. Although I haven’t seen many positive comments (read: none) about the genetics, the time of writing is August, we still have two months to wait until the harvest season… why not keep an open mind?

The scope of these reviews is limited to the container, its contents, price and other listing details. I try not to have an opinion on anything beyond. As such, I have a positive regard for Tweed. They’ve brought variety, and credible breeders (like DNA and some of Ken Estes’ work) to the market.

This is my 15th review of a Tweed product, the vast majority of what I’ve written about their products has been negative. There’s been some fluctuation between cultivars, but their poor product quality is pervasive throughout their multiple brands. And that’s unfortunate, to end at this trajectory, after what I’d consider a strong start. But alas, there it is anyways, Tweed’s Bakerstreet.

Thanks for reading, I appreciate you using my work. See you on the next one.

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