Mandarin Sunset


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Want a cannabis strain that’s like taking a bite out of an orange creamsicle? With its powerful effects and orange sour candy taste, Mandarin Sunset just might be the strain for you.

Created from a perfectly balanced blend of indica and sativa generics, this light and aromatic strain is a heavy hitter that’ll leave you buzzy, blissed out, and vibing. Physical sensations of profound relaxation and mental calm make for a soothing, long-lasting high.

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Strain Type: Balanced Hybrid

With 50% indica and 50% sativa genetics in its storied lineage, Mandarin Sunset is a perfectly balanced hybrid guaranteed to please all cannabis palettes. This beauty truly offers the best of both worlds.

Those indica genetics create a powerful full-body buzz, leaving you blissed out and loopy in the best possible way. Sativa genes chime in with a slight mental uplift and a happy sense of calm.


Created by crossing Orange Skunk and Herijuana, Mandarin Sunset has the rich, skunky flavor and classic indica effects its parents are known for.

Orange Skunk delivers a physical calm that creeps over your entire body, leaving you incredibly relaxed. Herijuana deepens those soothing sensations, creating a heady, almost numb feeling that will melt away aches and pains.

How does Mandarin Sunset make you feel?

Consuming Mandarin Sunset is such a light, easy experience that many first-time users are surprised by the high’s heavy come-on. Those zesty, citrus flavors are accompanied by a high THC level that packs a serious punch.

Almost as soon as you exhale, you’ll notice tingly, numbing sensations creeping over your body. As you enter an indica haze, aches, pains, and physical stressors vanish, with mental strain following close behind.

As the high settles in for the long haul, the buzz will sink deep into your bones, leaving you deeply soothed. This is where those sativa genetics come in clutch, lifting your mood and bringing a giggly, blissed out vibe to your indica couchlock before you drift off to dreamland.

THC Potency

Clocking in with a high average THC percentage of around 23%, Mandarin Sunset definitely gets the job done. And with an award-winning terpene profile, the high is just as complex as it is powerful, which makes for a wild ride.

Often used in pain management and to ignite appetite, this powerhouse strain is great for both medical and recreational use. Settle into that couchlock and enjoy the munchies as you soak up those indica vibes.

Strain Aromas

A sweet, orange blossom aroma lingers in the air around Mandarin Sunset, whose fragrant scent entices you to take another hit. Subtle peppercorn undertones spice up this candied citrus delight.

Strain Flavor

Fans often compare Mandarin Sunset’s distinctive flavor to a hot cup of orange pekoe tea—sweet, sour, and just a little spicy. On the exhale you’ll notice a complex five spice flavor, with subtle hints of sweet earth.

Mandarin Sunset’s Most Prominent Terpenes

Soothing, sedating, and profoundly relaxing, caryophyllene lends its signature warm, peppery aroma and cinnamon charm to Mandarin Sunset’s fruity flavor profile.

Known for creating a balanced, calming vibe, pinene spreads through your body, creating an all-encompassing sense of well-being.

With its sweet, nearly floral flavor, soothing myrcene promotes a deeply relaxed, easeful, and euphoric experience, with flights of dreamy fancy.

Lightshade Ganjier Zach Recommends Strains Like Mandarin Sunset

If you love Mandarin Sunset’s balanced take on the classical indica experience, Lightshade ganjier Zach York has a few more strains on his list:

If you’re looking for a transporting and cerebral euphoria, Lavender Jones creates a deeply relaxed yet enlivened high that keeps things interesting.

If you’re a fan of Mandarin Sunset’s sweet and sour flavor profile, you’ll go nuts for Black Cherry Cookies—a classic kickback strain with a deliciously fruity taste.

The ultimate weapon in the battle against insomnia, White Dawg is an old-school indica that pairs perfectly with a night spent on a comfy couch.

Budtender Reviews

With a taste and aroma reminiscent of everyone’s favorite sweet and sour citrus candies, Mandarin Sunset is a true crowd-pleaser. This tasty strain is always a hit with cannabis connoisseurs and newbies alike.

Its happy, calming effects make Mandarin Sunset the perfect strain for relaxing nights in. And its irresistible citrus candy flavor will have you coming back for more.

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