In the past two years, many changes have swept through the California cannabis market–new laws, shops, brands. Though I’m thankful the industry is expanding and giving us more options than ever, I sometimes find myself lost like that first day of school; it’s exciting but can feel overwhelming. Some days I’m in the mood to experiment with something new, but other days I just want some high-quality flower to twist up. A welcomed constant in the ever-changing tides of the cannabis industry sea, Flav (formerly FlavRX) is a reliable brand producing flower, vape cartridges, edibles, tinctures, live resin concentrates and capsules. Does their Asian OG 3.5g indica strain provide those heavier, calming effects, or is it just a mediocre strain? Discover that and much more in this thorough appraisal. Buy Asian og
OG Packaging, Labeling & Product Design
Flav’s flower packaging isn’t that impressive, but gets the job done–not unlike wearing an Old Navy shirt. The eighth comes in a glass jar with a black, child-proof, twist-off top and tamper-proof sticker seal. However, the label and testing sticker wrap the jar, protecting it from sunlight.
Flav includes a Boveda two-way humidity pack to help keep the cannabis fresh, a nice touch that not all brands add. Since I plan to roll this Asian OG into joints, I don’t want a dry, crumbly texture. Like the packaging, the labeling leaves a bit to be desired.
The stickers outside of the jar have the basic adult-use info like the brand name, strain name, weight, warnings, verifiable testing results (24.9% THC and 0.1% CBD), and manufacturing and best by dates. The label itself has a bland black, white and gray color scheme; nothing eye-catching.
However, I do care about the details. I’d like to see some info on the brand, growing practices and strain lineage, which could fit on an exterior box or plastic bag. A terpene profile and other detected cannabinoids would have also been nice. After a quick online search, I actually found some of that information on their Twitter. This flower is grown indoors in Orange County, California, blooms for 60 days, and contains the terpenes geraniol (.2%), ocimene (.3%) and myrcene (.2%).
OG Quality, Ease of Use
This Asian OG 1/8th doesn’t have the same aroma I’m used to in other OG strains. After opening the jar, I was immediately hit with a peppery smell, which doesn’t really tickle my fancy. But as I started breaking and grinding the buds, the flower released a different yet familiar fragrance. It has a wonderfully “kushy” smell of Master Kush and Bubba Kush. It’s rich, almost nutty, like a semi-sweet coffee bean, along with subtle piney and lemony notes. Buy Flav Asian OG Tin
The buds had a great density and texture and were larger than average (the biggest was nearly two grams). They were frosty, pulled apart easily and left a slightly sticky residue on my fingertips, a great sign it will fit easily in a cone.
Potency, Effectiveness & Affordability
The first puff induces a few coughs and a slight throat tickle, but overall, my hit was smooth. While the flavor isn’t as bright as the aroma would suggest, it isn’t unappealing. What entices me the most about Flav flower is its consistently pleasing effects. Buy Flav Asian OG Tin
Asian OG has a relatively strong onset, probably due to the high THC content, as I felt a body high almost immediately, starting with my head and facial muscles. After smoking a full joint, the flower calmed my spastic stomach, eased my shoulder tension and made my eyes heavy for a few hours. Asian OG 7g
An eighth/3.5 grams of Flav’s Asian OG will set you back $55. That number feels a bit steep for the lack of packaging, even for a quality OG. I’d buy this again, but only if I needed its strong sedative effects. Asian OG 7g, Asian OG 3.5g.