Many brands claim reverence for the rich traditions of Indian hash-making culture, but few have made good on their word quite like Nasha.
Founded in the beautiful mountains of Humboldt, Nasha – which is named for a Sanskrit term that translates as “a state of transformed consciousness, exhilaration, or excitement of the mind” – was shaped by its founder’s years of experience living at the foothills of the Himalayas and studying the origins of hashish and its surrounding culture.
The result? A company that makes old school hash in a natural way.
That means no solvents. Instead, Nasha relies on a traditional process for producing its cold-water hash: one which involves resin-rich, small-batch, locally-sourced Cannabis, pure mountain water and plenty of ice.
Such practice is perfectly embodied in Nasha’s pressed temple balls, which utilize a combination of heat and pressure to turn powdered raw resin into potent, flavorful one gram chunks of heaven.
The temple ball form is also ideally suited for those who prefer smooth hits and a bold taste, as I learned after I crumbled most of a Nasha Slurricane temple ball over a generously packed pipe of fresh flower and got down to business.
Featuring flower cultivated by Southern Humboldt’s Alpenglow Farms, the essence of this outdoor grown, indica-leaning cross between Do-Si-Dos and Purple Punch was a dual success of flavor and effect.
Those who dig flavor profiles that fall on the sweeter side – think notes of grape and berries – should be all about Slurricane. This popular but potent strain is often known for coming with a subsequent nap (free of charge), but for those who regularly enjoy hash products, there’s nothing especially couchlock-esque to fret about.
Instead, just expect a wonderful, substantial body high that’s probably best paired with minimal physical activity.
More importantly, Nasha’s temple ball hash is more than up to the task of authentically capturing all of the nuances of the terpene profiles that collectively form Slurricane’s storm of flavor. And if that doesn’t reflect a true dedication to tradition, then it might be time to start a new one.
This article was originally published in the June 2021 issue of California Leaf.
View our archive on issuu.