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Pairings: Fizzed Up Fuel

gLeaf Monkey Berries Flower paired with Health-Ade Kombucha.

The Tannins 

Health-Ade Passion Fruit Tangerine Kombucha

Being a relative novice to kombucha, this was a great starting point for me in picking one with fruits I already know and love. I tasted several kombuchas in order to land on a flavor that resonated with me. The taste is light and citrusy, with strong notes of passionfruit dominating the flavor profile. It tastes like a fizzy tea and is loaded with probiotics intended to aid in digestion, boost your mood and drive energy. 

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The Terpenes

Monkey Berries Flower by gLeaf

A strain brought to us by Exotic Genetix, Monkey Berries is a cross between Strawberries & Cream with Grease Monkey. The result is a sweet citrusy strain with underlying aromas of gassy baked goods. gLeaf knocked it out of the park with this batch, with every single nug being a trichome-coated light green. I found this strain most useful to help with my daytime anxiety, providing me with a smooth mental feeling that alleviated stress.

32.57% Total Cannabinoids | 3.08% Total Terpenes 

gleaf.com | @gleaf.md

The Pairing

When smelling this strain, I couldn’t get the thought of passionfruit out of my mind. I wanted to bring a beverage to the table that had natural health benefits to go along with the Cannabis – and these two were perfect together, giving me mental clarity while making my gut and energy level both trend in a positive direction. The flower had nearly 1% limonene in this batch, and I bet the limonene testing on the kombucha would be even higher.

About Wyatt Early

Wyatt is a Maryland native, stoner by nature, obsessor of hash rosin. After getting his start in the printing industry with a family company, he took on the role as state director for Maryland Leaf, and frequently contributes to the magazine with photos and articles.

This article was originally published in the September 2023 issue of Maryland Leaf.

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