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Top 10 Best Tasting Cannabis Strains

Last updated: 18 January 2024

best tasting weed strains

When you get a fresh batch of bud in, what’s the first thing you do? You smell it, right? To the untrained nose, cannabis just smells like cannabis. But just like a wine connoisseur can taste and smell nuance and depth, so can someone who knows good weed when they see (or smell) it.

Although it’s usually cannabinoids getting all the love for their role in the plant’s therapeutic and recreational effects, many studies have now shown that terpenes (aromatic compounds found in all plants) also hold immense potential. Researchers Judith Jorg Booth and Bohlmann even described terpenes and terpene/cannabinoid-rich resin as 'the most valuable cannabis products', due to the wide variety of different psychoactive and medicinal properties. 

As well as altering the effects and aroma of weed, terpenes also create the distinctive taste of each, unique strain. Some are described as bursting with berry flavours, others possess tangy, citrus notes, or a spicy, skunk palette, and getting to know these different flavours can even help you identify which terpenes are present. For example, myrcene has a herbal flavour, pinene, perhaps obviously, tastes and smells like pine, caryophyllene is the peppery one, while the rarer terpinolene and ocimene are exotic and fruity.

Flavonoids are another piece of the extremely complex cannabis puzzle, offering both extraordinary therapeutic benefits and enhancing flavour, scent and colour, too. 

What one cannabis user loves may differ from another, and some people speculate that a tendency to prefer certain profiles may indicate those are the terpenes your mind and body might benefit from most. But, despite there being an element of personal preference, there are some cannabis strains out there that are irrefutably tasty! 

Our Tastiest Weed Strains

Here, we’ve selected the best-tasting weed strains that Herbies customers can’t get enough of.

Strawberry Cough

As you might be able to guess from the name, this can be a bit of a harsh one to smoke! But this energising flower also has one of the best tastes out there. The sweet, fresh strawberry notes uplift your senses even before you take a hit, making this an absolute winner for anyone who loves their cannabis to be as sweet and delicious as the name makes out. As is the case with many cannabis strains, myrcene is the most abundant terpene here, but this is complemented by pinene and caryophyllene (the only terp known to activate the endocannabinoid system), giving it a peppery, skunky finish.

Sugar Black Rose

This relaxing and pain-relieving strain was originally bred by Delicious Seeds, and it lives up to the hype. Again, this high-THC bud has been aptly named, as the flavour can only be described as sweet and floral, with a profile of earthy fruits and flowers, courtesy of caryophyllene, myrcene and linalool, which is also found in citrus fruits and lavender.

Super Lemon Haze

If you love citrus flavours in your weed, this classic strain (which is most abundant in the more unusual Terpinolene) cannot be missed. It smells and tastes like a lemon tree, with a spicy, turpentine-like undercurrent that will tantalise your taste buds and produce a beautiful, euphoric high that’s perfect for combatting anxiety, stress and depression.

Sugar Candy

With its parent strains being the aforementioned Sugar Black Rose and Caramelo, it’s no wonder that Sugar Candy offers such an explosion of sweet, buttery flavours, with smooth-as-silk undertones on the exhale of mangoes, liquorice and mint. This glorious taste only further enhances the super giggly, talkative feeling this strain is known for, making it ideal for socialising.

Mimosa X Orange Punch

When given proper curing time, the flavour of this flower blooms into something incredibly special. It’s citrus, but not in the same sharp, zesty sense as lemon haze. Think more along the lines of a sweet, freshly picked mandarin so juicy it’s practically bursting at the seams! This mouth-watering profile is already gaining fast on some of the most famous strains, despite being quite new to the scene. And its high-THC-induced, long-lasting happy feeling is a big part of that too.

Purple Lemonade Auto

Purple by name, purple by nature. This bud is insanely vibrant, both to look at and to taste! It’s without a doubt one of the prettiest strains you can grow and it’s also favoured by many patients, for conditions such as anxiety, nausea, rheumatism, and migraines. As the name suggests, you can expect sweet, zesty vibes thanks to limonene and linalool, and a hoppy finish attributed to the rare feature of humulene, one of the most potent anti-inflammatory terpenes.

Strawberry Banana Auto

Banana is not a common aroma for cannabis plants, but this one does have an undeniably distinct banana perfume, which translates almost as strongly to the tastebuds. Many weed aficionados claim this particular strain is by far the fruitiest one they’ve ever tried, with an exotic, sweet twist that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. The effect of having Limonene as the dominant terpene here is a creative one, making it perfect for focusing and boosting productivity.

Gelato Auto

Perhaps one of the most famous strains and parent to the award-winning Runtz, Gelato (also known as Larry Bird or Gelato 42) is an old favourite, famed for its sweet, creamy quality, reminiscent of ice cream. The high level of caryophyllene gives it a peppery kick, and this is reflected in the sensation of mental stimulation, alongside powerful pain relief. 

Watermelon Zkittlez

Despite offering a pretty mellow, lazy buzz, you can really relish the juicy tang of this sweet ‘n’ sour pick. The earthy undertones keep the flavour grounded, but the blend of limonene, myrcene and caryophyllene brings it up into a tropical cocktail that just dances on your tongue. 

Runtz Muffin

This amazing strain is the culmination of three others we’ve already mentioned here: Zkittlez x Gelato #33 x Orange Punch. And the result is an impressive full-flavoured flower with a hefty punch of THC. On first toke, you’re met with creamy, candy notes, followed by a piquant spice offering astounding contrast. The effects are fairly contrasting too, often hitting hard with euphoria, followed by deep, deep relaxation.

What’s On Your Tasty Top?

Clearly, there’s something out there for everyone depending on what you’re craving. Fruity, skunky and cheesy cannabis strains all have their own individual characteristics that make them stand out from the crowd. Whether you prefer a daytime Sativa session or an evening couch lock with some Indica, we think you’ll agree that the above strains are some of the best-tasting weed available. Now it’s your turn! Don’t be shy – leave a comment below and let us know about the tastiest strains you’ve tried so far!

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Nic
I think bcn critical xxl is an awesome taste and high
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Grim
Blue hashplant is great tasting!!!!
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Stevo
My opinion the white widow is so far one of the best smelling and tasting weed. It’s strong even while growing it. Da best.
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Ads
Headband had a dank that coated ya mouth like a skunk sprayed ya in the mouth with pure terps.
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Herbies
Wow, thank you for sharing this experience with us!
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Mike
Hmmm. Sounds delicious. I'll grow them. Thanks.
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FavoriteCookie
Super Lemon Haze - This is one strain everyone should try. You will understand why it won a few cannabis cups in the past. Easy to grow, smells amazing, high is amazing. I can’t really complain about this plant strain or its breeder. Rock solid dense buds. A Cup winning smoke! Cheers.
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Bud1978
Absolutely love this strain! Some of the dopest dope I’ve ever toked!
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Shue
Nice strain !! Do this!
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Herbies
Hello Shue, we happy to hear that you like it!
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TopShotta
I really want to try some Tangie, anyone rate this?
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Daddy
If you like citrus flavours and Sativa-leaning hybrids you can't go wrong with tangie.
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Joe
Yummy! Tangie’matic Auto is by far the best smelling and tasting strain I have ever had.
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Herbies
Hello Joe,We glad that you've found your favorite one. We wish you best of luck in your hobby
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Rose
yummyyyy
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Rainbow
All great strains and great flavor descriptions! Thanks for a great article!
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Herbies
Hello Rainbow,We are happy that you find these article useful. You are welcome!
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Adriana203
Thank you, guys! Blue Dream tastes amazing))) Yum yum😍
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Music
I will grow them!!!!
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Liz
Black Cherry Punch… tastiest girl I've ever grown...
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Jack
Strawberry Cough is my fav. It has a soft and sweet strawberry flavor and aroma.
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