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Posted by Ken Palmer on Feb 21st 2024

​Serene Trees’ Guide to Terpene Profiles & Cannabis Strains

In this guide to Serene Tree terpene profiles and cannabis strains, we’ll show you how to select products that best fit your wants and needs. If you’ve ever been curious about what this wondrous plant and its properties can do for you, Serene Trees’ guide has you covered!


What are terpenes?

Terpenes are what give cannabis its flavor and smell. They are naturally scented oils found in over 2,000 kinds of plants including hemp. Research has suggested that these compounds are most likely used by plants as a natural defense and also as a way to attract pollinating insects. They are found within species such as pine trees, oranges, rosemary, black pepper, and thyme. Although found in a multitude of flora, they are most concentrated in cannabis plants.

As time goes on, many experts including scientists and growers alike are finding that these compounds have an incredible impact on user experience. Depending on the makeup of individual terpenes, they create a combined profile that delights the senses.


What is a terpene profile?

A terpene profile gives a cannabis strain its unique aroma, taste, and effects and is made up of individual terpenes. Together, these profiles work in tandem with cannabinoids to produce the psychoactive results that users enjoy.

On their own, terpenes reportedly can lead to a sense of relaxation and euphoria - without the intoxicating effects. Combined with the cannabinoids in hemp, however, a terpene profile leads to a unique experience for a user. This is why different strains can have different levels of potency and a unique and intimate ride for the consumer.

What are common terpenes?

Pinene - With an outdoor, earthy smell, pinene terpenes are often seen as a therapeutic tool by users with benefits reportedly ranging from anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and as bronchodilators. Limonene - Featuring a crisp, citrus scent, users report that limonene terpenes are often associated with mood elevation. They claim this can help with reducing depression and anxiety while also assisting with aiding digestion. Humulene - Boasting a robust woodsy and earthy aroma, humulene terpenes have been reported to hold qualities that can help with anti-inflammatory needs as well as appetite suppressants.

Myrcene - Featuring a sweet and spicy clove-like perfume mixed with a grounding earthy tone, myrcene terpenes are described by consumers to have body relaxation and euphoric properties.

Borneol - Packing an unusual combination of mint fragrances with light metallic tones, borneol terpenes have been reported to have qualities such as analgesics and anti-inflammatories.

Phytol - Chock full of an invigorating floral scent, phytol terpenes have been described by users as having relaxing, calming, and anti-inflammatory effects.

Eucalyptol - Presenting menthol and minty scents, eucalyptol terpenes have been described as having anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Sabinene - Tantalizing the nose with a holiday-type presentation of peppery and spicy fragrances, users have noted antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties.

These terpenes are found in all 3 species of hemp plants; Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis. Most often, Sativas and Indicas are the primary species that people are familiar with. Each species has its own myriad of strains and terpene concentrations which produce different impacts on the user.


What is a Sativa Cannabis Strain?

Sativa cannabis strains have been reported to boost energy and creativity. Often, Sativa strains have higher levels of THC concentration and lower levels of CBD. Because they produce a head high for consumers, they are more ideal for social outings, and creative ventures, and are often used more during the day time. 

What are Sativa strain names?

Pineapple Express strain

This tropically named strain stays true to the name with flavor elements like tropical and fruity tones. If you’re looking for a more vibrant and colorful flavor, Pineapple Express is the Sativa blend for you.

Green Crack strain

Green Crack is another long-time favorite of cannabis or THC users around the world. Green Crack is a Sativa strain that has reportedly made consumers feel energetic and more focused. This is a great strain to enjoy during the day or out during a party.

Sour Diesel strain

Sour Diesel is a classic and well-known Sativa strain that's extremely pungent, related to the “gas” scent. Sour Diesel has reportedly given smokers feelings such as increased focus and creativity when they smoke or consume this particular strain.

Trainwreck strain

Trainwreck, as the name suggests is a very potent strain that's been said by customers and reviewers to provide a strong full body experience as well uplifting effects that some say are even invigorating. The flavor profile of the Trainwreck strain is lemony and piney. For those wanting to really party, this seems like a great choice that gives that amazing Sativa feeling.

Super Lemon Haze strain

Super Lemon Haze is a very tropical, citrusy strain that delivers (reportedly) some energetic and uplifting effects. The aroma is a delightful burst of lemon with subtle earth and spice undertones. When consumed, it delivers a flavorful and smooth experience with a prominent lemon flavor.

OG Kush strain (Sativa Hybrid)

OG Kush is a well-known cannabis Sativa strain that reportedly has a perfect balance between a Sativa strain and an Indica strain. This Hybrid strain (leans towards Sativa) is a classic option for cannabis/THC smokers and comes with an earthy/piney taste when smoked or consumed.

Blue Dream strain (Sativa Dominant)

Blue Dream is one of the more popular Sativa strains out there, Blue Dream is a sweet berry type of profile and has been known and reported to be great for things like creativity and euphoric highs. A very cerebral effect. Blue Dream is suitable for a wide range of users, making it ideal for daytime use.

White Widow strain (Sativa Dominant)

White Widow is a Sativa dominant strain and has been shown amongst reviewers and customers to help uplift and energize those who use this strain. This earthy flavor profile has been known for daytime use or is great if you’re going out for a night on the town (don’t drive or operate heavy machinery if using cannabis).

What is the most potent Sativa strain?

The most potent Sativa strains have higher levels of THC and lower levels of CBD. These strains include:

  1. Green Crack
  2. Pineapple Express
  3. Blue Dream
  4. Sour Diesel

Check out potent Sativa strains for yourself! There are many different ways to enjoy these products through the Serene Tree catalog; smoking, vaping, edibles, tinctures, and topicals. Set out on your own adventure of discovery!


What is an Indica Cannabis Strain?

Indica cannabis strains produce relaxing and calming effects on a consumer. Sometimes referred to as “in-da-couch”, this species has higher levels of CBD than Sativas but can have just as much THC. This makes them ideal for night consumption to help relax, unwind, and fall asleep while providing more of a body high.

What are Indica strain names?

Granddaddy Purp strain

Grandaddy Purp! One of the first strains that we created and mastered for our brand. Granddaddy Purp is a classic cannabis/hemp strain that has very deep purple hues and a sweet berry-like flavor when smoked. Great for relaxing at the end of the day, Grandaddy Purp is a solid strain for anyone looking to chill out and enjoy a good movie night.

Gorilla Glue strain

Gorilla Glue is one of our top-selling strains. This heavy Indica strain has powerful sedative effects (reportedly) on our customers who continue to buy our Delta-9 THC Disposables by the dozens. This sticky resin-like strain is very powerful and smooth with a great taste.

Northern Lights strain

Northern Lights is a classic Indica strain that has been extremely popular for a few decades now. Users have reported to us feeling very relaxed with an uplifting effect and a loss of stress. Flavor notes for Northern Lights are usually described as sweet and spicy.

Godfather OG strain

Godfather OG is the highest potency Indica strain winning many awards in 2023 for being one of the best overall Indica strains amongst smokers and reviewers. This strain reportedly has delivered strong sedative effects making it great for late-night users who want help resting. Godfather OG gives off a piney and earthy flavor.

Ice Cream Cake strain (Indica Dominant)

Ice Cream Cake is a blended strain born from crossing Wedding Cake and a Gelato strain. This Indica Dominant terpene profile has reportedly given users a mind and body high which has left them feeling relaxed and leaves sweet notes of vanilla and sugary dough on the aftertaste. For those who are of age and getting into hemp or cannabis for the first time, this is a very sweet and enjoyable strain to try.

Wedding Cake strain (Indica Dominant)

Wedding Cake is a very earthy and sweet profile, great for a relaxing time (reportedly), this is a relaxed body feeling with mid-level cerebral effects. This is a very popular Indica strain but also good for a near Hybrid experience.

Indica strains offer many different benefits such as relaxation, calming, and sleep aids. No matter your preferred method of consumption, there’s always something new to explore!

What is the strongest strain of Indica?

The strongest Indica strains have high levels of THC and CBD. These strains include:

  1. Godfather OG
  2. Granddaddy Purp
  3. Gorilla Glue
  4. Northern Lights
  5. Wedding Cake

Check out strong Indica strains for yourself! These can be enjoyed by smoking, vaping, edibles, tinctures, and topicals. Find which one works best for you!


What is a Hybrid Cannabis Strain?

Hybrid cannabis strains are crossbreeds of Sativas and Indicas and are a middle ground of calming and invigorating effects. They can be categorized into 3 areas; Indica dominant, Sativa dominant, or half and half. Indica dominant strains are more mentally and physically stimulating than an Indica alone while also maintaining body and mind relaxation. Sativa dominants are found to be stimulating mentally without as much of the physical effects of normal Sativas. A half-and-half Hybrid carries the best of both worlds with less dramatic effects than the individual strains have themselves.

What are Hybrid strain names?

Cookies strain

Cookies cannabis strain is a Hybrid and strikes that Sativa/Indica blend so incredibly well. With its sweet and earthy flavor profile, people regularly use this in wax/disposable vape form as it can be enjoyed by most people with its balancing effects (reportedly).

Lemon Cherry Gelato strain

Lemon Cherry Gelato is an Indica-dominant strain with a great sweet/fruity terpene profile that reportedly has made smokers feel more relaxed or euphoric. You can expect an earthy and sweet, often with a subtle spicy undertone on the nose.

What is the best Hybrid strain?

The best Hybrid strains have a balance between THC and CBD. They are bred to include the desired effects of both Sativa and Indica strains. Some of the best Hybrid strains include:

  1. Wedding Cake
  2. Blue Dream
  3. Lemon Cherry Gelato

Check out the best Hybrid strains for yourself! These strains can be enjoyed by smoking, vaping, edibles, tinctures, and topicals. Find which one works best for you!


Which terpene profile is right for me?

There are many terpene profiles to choose from with varying aromatic scents and tastes. In order to find the terpene profile that is right for you, consider what effects you are looking to achieve.

In cannabis, the terpene profile makes a difference because the flavors and effects of cannabis are dependent on which terpenes are present. The terpenes in your cannabis may give you an uplifting or sleepy high, and they're also what gives cannabis its enticing smell.

These different terpene profiles in cannabis strains will help you explore your world and your mind. Set out on your own adventure of discovery and enlightenment! Ready to try some of our new organic terpenes? Check out our full catalog of THC Products.

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Featured sources: Leafly, THC Design & Healthline