First arriving on the scene in 2005 the strain called Satori is a hybrid that has since become one of Mandala Seed's most sought after strains. A Sativa-dominant hybrid, its name is a term that comes from Japanese Zen Buddhism that literally translates to understanding. In the Zen Buddhism religion it is used to refer to enlightenment. Users easily discover the reason for the name, as within the first few minutes a clear but strong cerebral high elevates moods. It tends to ease the mind, opening it up for creativity and concentration. The psychoactive effects can sometimes catch those of lower tolerance off guard and dosing should be done carefully for those unfamiliar with it. Satori is descended from Nepalese landrace Sativa genetics and since its inception has been refined. In 2007, the strain made the top 10 strains of the year in High Times.
The earth and honey flavors of this strain may provide relief from fatigue, depression, anxiety and stress. Satori has also been known to induce an appetite, relieve headaches, alleviate the effects of some sleep disorders and lessen nerve pain. The strain may also calm the effects of sensory motor disorders like restless leg syndrome.
A relatively easy strain to grow, being resistant to mold, spider mites and heat, Satori can easily be over fertilized if a grower is not careful. For that last reason, it is recommended that growers have a grow or two under their belts before they try Satori, still others have started with Satori and had good results. Plants of this strain are ready for harvest in October outside or after 65 to 70 inside. Satori can produce quite a stench and grow quite tall. Indoor yields can reach up to 600 grams, while some outdoor grows report up to 1200 grams. Tests show that the THC range for Satori is between 23 and 28 percent.