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Cannabis is a great and relaxing plant when used appropriately. But, if you’re a new user, you might find the experience overwhelming. The variety of strains, terpenes and cannabinoids can feel like an unending rabbit hole. You don’t know where to start or which flavor will be the most enjoyable for your sense of taste. Let’s break down the basics of cannabis flavor so you can start enjoying everything this amazing plant has to offer.

What is cannabis flavor?

Cannabis is a very complex plant, with an aroma and taste that can be described in many ways. For example, cannabis flavor can be described as the combination of aromas and the aftertaste of the cannabinoids. The strains, terpenes and cannabinoids interact in unique ways that can create incredible combinations of pleasant scents and flavours. The taste of cannabis is arguably even more important than the aroma. The various cannabinoids and terpenes interact in complex ways to create an experience that we call taste. The composition of a strain and the method of extraction impact the flavour. As a result, you can’t just describe one flavour and expect to be correct. A flower may be described as having a “citrusy” flavour but if you expect a citrus aroma and flavour, you may be disappointed.

How to describe cannabis flavour

There are a few terms you will hear when you talk about cannabis flavor. Terms like “roasted”, “citrusy”, “earthy” and “woody” are all attempts to describe one or more of the flavours in cannabis. These flavours are often influenced by the cannabinoids but they are also influenced by the terpenes. You can find more information on terpenes in the next section.

What determines the taste of cannabis?

The composition of the flower is what determines the flavour of the smoke. The strain, the terpenes and cannabinoids all have an impact on the flavour. Some strains are predominantly citrusy, while others are predominately woody. This is due to the terpenes and cannabinoids that are present in the strain. What the flower is predominantly composed of will determine the taste of the cannabis.

The most popular cannabis flavours

When you’re first starting out, you may be overwhelmed with the variety of flavours out there. So, we’re going to break it down into categories. Once you learn about the most common flavours, you can branch out. From there, you can try other flavours, depending on your mood and preferences. These are the most common cannabis flavours and what they taste like:

  • Sweet: Gummy candies, lozenges, fruit, sweeteners and desserts.
  • Earthy: Spices, herbs, woody notes and mushrooms.
  • Citrus: Grapefruit, kiwi and tangy lemon.
  • Woody: Woody notes and vanilla
  • Minty: Peppermint, menthol and others


The cannabis flavour is one of the most important aspects when choosing a product to use. It’s what makes consuming cannabinoids a pleasurable experience. However, it can be tough to know where to start. We’ve broken down the basics and given you a few practical pointers so you can start enjoying the many flavours of cannabis. Keep in mind that there is no one “perfect” flavour. You can enjoy different flavours on different days. What’s most important is gaining an understanding of how cannabinoids and terpenes work and how they interact. From there, you can choose the flavour that you want to experience.  Visit Wccannabis.co online dispensary for all your cannabis needs.

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