Our strain review series returns with Kent Valley Kush, a UK-bred and UK-grown strain hailing from the Garden of England, Kent, UK.
Bred by Kent Valley Farms, Kent Valley Kush is a new flagship strain, combining Berry Split’s genetics with Sunset Strudel.
The result of a multi-stage breeding process, Kent Valley Kush is a unique phenotype of the Berry Strudel cannabis strain that we will cover in the next episode.
As this plant was grown in living soil, it had all the nutrients it needed without additives such as PGRs or boosting nutrients. So these buds retain a lovely natural-looking structure rather than becoming identical boulders.
The bud presentation was good, and the frosted trichomes of this sample were very apparent, giving the bud a snowy white appearance which sparkled under flash during the photography session.
My only criticism with it was that I did not see any larger buds.
Kent Valley Kush gives off a great aroma which encapsulates pine, earthy, wood and gas. There are also some fruity notes somewhere, but in my opinion, these are mild compared to the earthy notes.
The complex aroma was easy to pick up as I opened the bag, with piney gassey notes becoming even more apparent when I put it into the grinder.
An interesting quirk of Kent Vally Kush is that initially, the strain smell came with a mild mentholated effect (think cool/fresh), but upon grinding the buds, the scent it gave off started giving me the gentle warming sensation usually attributed to the aromas of superglue (pungency).
The Kent Valley Kush gives off an aroma which includes pine, a little bit of gas and a smidgen of berry tang – the terp profile is likely high in caryophyllene and myrcene, with some limonene in there as well.
Living soil comes into play once again during this part of the review, as when cannabis is grown using this method, it reaches what I like to call its terp potential. It is more likely to taste flavourful smoke through a bong (instead of watery or lacking), and lovelier still in a joint. This matched up with the taste and the smoking experience of Kent Valley Kush.
This sample smoked very smoothly through my bong, with good flavour delivery – I tasted mild pine and gas when smoking this strain.
The vapour had a nice flavour with everything present – I tasted pine, gas and berries when vaping this strain.
Kent Valley Kush seems to affect the body more than the mind; but it can also exhibit heady cloudiness that you may be familiar with from strains such as Amnesia Haze.
When I smoked and vaped this strain, I could feel the impact after just a few minutes. While vaping some Kent Valley Kush a few minutes after, the bowl kicked in, and I started experiencing wave after wave of cloudy relaxation washing over me.
Overall, I enjoyed sampling this strain. It will be interesting to see how this compares to next week’s entry, a different phenotype using the same genetics.
You can watch my Kent Valley Kush review below, or click here to watch it on YouTube.