Grasse has released their new line of potent pre-rolls, Biri. Packed in compact tins that stand out from typical Cannabis products, we knew we had to get our hands on a pack. It certainly didn’t hurt that they were infused with solventless hash.
BIRI was created to be the sort of joint you might find at a pharmacy or drug shop in India – compact and powerful with the vibe of a convenience item. Slide the tin open and you’ll find carefully packed joints, stuffed into dependable Futurola papers with a twisted tip. The joints are nicely stuffed and you can see the ice hash infusion running tip to tail through the thin papers.
Easily lit, a light herbal flavor carries through the joint, earthy and slightly floral. Once the hash begins to melt, the joint takes on a rich cherry flavor – even leaving a lingering sweet aroma in the living room.
To complement the earthy and herbal profile, we split a Brew Dr. Tranquil Ginger Kombucha and toasted to our genius pairing. The spicy and effervescent ginger cuts through the acidic sourness of the kombucha and rounds out those herbal flavors of the pre-roll. Turmeric grounds the entire combo with an earthy base that supports the rest of the profile. The hash scent and flavor on top of everything completes the package and reminds us why we paired these two in the first place.
After sharing one of the half-gram joints, we settled into an effect that was nearly psychedelic – energetic but grounded, without coming close to being racy or our anxiety spiking. The joint burned evenly to the end and our eyes were considerably more relaxed when we stubbed out the last of it. There’s no doubt we’ll be knocking glasses to this combo again as the patio season winds down.
This article was originally published in the September 2021 issue of Oregon Leaf.
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