Shatter Review: Blue Dream
Blue Dream, once a dispensary top seller and the cornerstone of a fleeting blue period in NorCal genetics, is now the Rodney Dangerfield of cannabis strains — it gets no respect.
About this product
Blue Dream, a sativa-dominant hybrid originating in California, has achieved legendary status among West Coast strains. Crossing Blueberry with Haze, Blue Dream balances full-body relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration. Novice and veteran consumers alike enjoy the level effects of Blue Dream, which ease you gently into a calm euphoria.
With a sweet berry aroma redolent of its Blueberry parent, Blue Dream delivers swift symptom relief without heavy sedative effects. This makes Blue Dream a popular daytime medicine for patients treating pain, depression, nausea, and other ailments requiring a high THC strain.
About this strain
Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing Blueberry with Haze. Blue Dream produces a balancing high accompanied by full-body relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration. Novice and veteran consumers alike enjoy the calming and euphoric effects that Blue Dream provides. Consumers also love the flavor – which smells and tastes just like sweet berries. Medical marijuana patients say Blue Dream delivers swift relief from symptoms associated with pain, depression, and nausea. Growers say this strain is best suited to the Sea of Green Method and has an average flowering time of 67 days. Fun Fact: Blue Dream originated in California and has achieved legendary status among West Coast strains.
I’ve always found its unique flavor profile – a mild floral melange with muted fruit notes – a bit underwhelming. But boutique quality samples of the strain possess invigorating physical and psychological effects that make Blue Dream’s relative absence from dispensary shelves kind of a nightmare. So I was thrilled to discover that the masterful extractors at Top Tier had crafted a tasty tribute to the former favorite; a honey gold shatter with perfect hard candy stability and what Instagram – that bubbling hub of the errl world – might call #terpsfordays.
The potency is on the lower end for Top Tier, with THC levels that crest just above 71 percent. But from my experience, the low 70s are where you really start to feel the power of critical concentrates. So while the impacts aren’t as thunderous and immediate as some of their other offerings, it’s no slouch in the cannabinoid department.
Taking a small sample dab reveals a slightly refined and amplified variation of a classic Blue Dream bong rip. The flavor is still dominated by flowery perfume and still not entirely to my liking, but smooth in the lungs and pleasant enough on the palate.
A more aggressive approach — twisting a two-inch ribbon and coiling it into a heated quartz “banger” — unlocks a brighter, more nuanced cocktail of herby terps that all but mute the flower petal essence. It isn’t a complete departure from the traditional Blue Dream flavor profile, but a welcome remix that’s as distinct as the original.
One of my favorite things about Top Tier’s Blue Dream shatter is also one of my things about Blue Dream flowers — I can smoke it all day without feeling even a little bit sluggish. Strains with pronounced stimulant properties usually have a corresponding energy crash, but the productive buzz of Blue Dream is so level that even at magnified potency it never weighs me down.
Top Tier products aren’t cheap, but they’re far from the most expensive concentrates on the market. At $50/gram, usually sold in $25 half-gram units, their prices sit just at or below the dividing line between “accessible” and “boutique” pricing. And for my money, their consistent artisan-quality product outperforms many of the $80 and $100 offerings with flashier packaging and bigger brand buzz.
I had an opportunity to speak with one of the extractors from Top Tier recently, and they told me they’d been growing cannabis for decades. As a result, much of the product used to produce the companies extracts is cultivated “in house.”
This knowledge of and love for the cannabis plant, something often lost in an extract-focused market increasingly distanced from its literal roots, shows in the care taken to preserve the natural flavor profiles of the source material.
In a sesh-centered dab scene, there will always be a place for candy-flavored clear and what have you, and I’m not knocking any of that. But as the end product of extraction grows less and less connected to the source material in many facets of the evolving cannabis market, it’s reassuring to see cultivation-oriented extractors like Top Tier producing fire that celebrates the source flowers instead of obscuring them.
Blue Dream Wax Concentrate Strain Review
Blue Dream Wax – Once it hits the nail, there’s no going back – you’re in the ‘Blue Dream’.
Blue Dream has been a feature strain on the website a number of times, as it’s certainly a strain we can’t get enough off. The strain keeps popping up in various different forms and this time it took the form of wax. I’d never tried Blue Dream wax before, just the shatter and flower versions, so I was looking forward to this one! The Blue Dream strain is around a half and half mix of the Blueberry and Haze strains.
Most concentrates seem to hit each person a little differently. I myself usually find that the effects of concentrates are essentially the same as their flower counterparts, except pack a heck load more of THC or CBD. For example, the flower version of Pre ’98 Bubba Kush contains around 0.2% – 0.4% CBD, whereas the concentrate version can sometimes pack up to 40% CBD. Since Blue Dream is a sativa dominant strain, I was expecting a nice, instant head high from the dab and boy was I right!
The wax provided a warm, fuzzy head feeling along with intense euphoria. After the first 15 minutes or so pass, the effects take on a more mellow and relaxed feeling which lasted throughout the rest of the day.
Taste and Smell
Wax isn’t usually know for giving off intense aromas but there are some exceptions out there, and Blue Dream wax is one of them. There’s a pleasing sweet berry aroma which increases when the wax is broken apart and leaves one drooling. Blue Dream is a strain perfect for those who prefer low-temperature dabs as the blueberry and haze origins of the strain combine to create a mouthwatering taste which could be mistaken for a sweet fruit.
On the Nail
Once it hits the nail, there’s no going back – you’re in the ‘Blue Dream’. The wax’s perfect consistency meant that there were no pools left on the nail even while at milder temperatures – providing refreshing smooth hits.
This wax was much darker than previous types I had tried, but it had a lovely smell and was easy to play around with due to its slightly sticky nature. I tend to prefer wax this way as its much easier to handle than crumbly dry wax. The wax was also extremely dense, becoming a perfect choice for those who like small, big hitters.
Blue Dream excels in every area, and the wax is just an stronger effect of the Blue Dream flowers which we all love. The medical effects are great for those suffering from depression and it’s a perfect morning strain for those looking to start the day with motivation and euphoria.
Buy Blue Dream Shatter high as having an immediate onset of an uplifting cerebral head high that leaves you completely motivated and focused with waves of creative energy that hit quickly and hard. This is accompanied by a mellow relaxing body high that leaves you warmed, numb, and completely pain free. Due to these potent combination effects, Blue Dream Shatter is said to be an ideal shatter for treating patients suffering from conditions such as chronic stress, chronic pain due to injury or illness, mild to moderate cases of depression, and sleep disorders, including insomnia. Blue Dream Shatter has a delicious aroma of sweet blueberry pie and a taste of sugary sweet blueberries that stays on your tongue long after smoking.
GOC EXOTIC BLUE DREAM SHATTER IS PRODUCED THROUGH A COMBINATION OF BOTH BUTANE EXTRACTION AND FRACTIONAL DISTILLATION.
We believe that the combination of these two extraction methods is the only true way to maintain the specific individual characteristics of the base strains used, keeping all of the original flavour notes, terpene profiles and personalized highs
each strain provides. Welcome Blue Dream Shatter.
They do not use any sugar based sweeteners, syrups or artificial flavorings in any of our shatter products.
GOC only uses strain based terpenes to enhance the existing terpene profiles and flavour notes.
STRAIN INFORMATION – BLUE DREAM
Blue Dream is Numero Uno. It is the best! This is your IDEAL daytime shatter. Blue Dream shatter with its full profile. What a dream!
All of the parent cannabis used to create GOC shatter tests at an average of 25.5-26% THC and 0.386% CBD.
While some Sativa based strains like the Blue Dream Shatter we have come in at up to 1.2% CBD per gram.
GOC shatter THC %’s come in between the mid 70’s to almost 90% range depending on the strains used.
At GOC, Gods Own Concentrates, we have chosen to produce shatter products that are as true to the original cannabis strain used as possible.
We strive to use the highest quality and most flavorful strains we can source to always provide our customers with the best dabbing experience possible.
In addition, we are never satisfied unless we are making the best and so we continue to find and use new methods endlessly to always take our products to new levels for our customers.