About Tina Danza
Tina Danza is a balanced hybrid that has won fans thanks to its potency and bold, memorable flavor. Created by the California-based breeding operation Swamp Boys Seeds, it is a cross between two of their own proprietary strains: Georgia Pine and Triangle Kush. Tina Danza’s THC content has been measured at between 18% and 25%.
Tina Danza’s flowers are small to medium in size and cling together in a tapered, pinecone-like formation. The buds have an apparently hybridized structure, with the solid core typical of many indicas and wispy leaves that twist outward in a more sativa fashion. These leaves themselves are a dark shade of forest green and are shot through with cured and brown pistils. Finally, a blanket of crystalline trichomes covers all visible surfaces, making these flowers very sticky to the touch.
Flowers of Tina Danza have a predominantly fruity aroma, with some distinct hints of berry. A second whiff of the cured buds may pick up on some tangy lemon notes as well. Grinding up or breaking apart the flowers, meanwhile, gives off more of an astringent ammonia-like odor. When Tina Danza is combusted in a pipe or a joint, it gives off a pungent and acrid smoke that may tickle the sinuses or palate. On the exhale, this smoke has a fruity and slightly chemical taste.
The high from Tina Danza tends to creep up slowly and may require as many as 15 minutes before its effects become apparent. Initially, users may experience odd sensations like a twitching around the temples or some flushing in the cheeks. As these tics die down, they’re supplanted by a marked change in the smoker’s cognitive state -- thoughts and ideas may seem to jump around in free association and may take on a new intensity. This cerebral headspace can encourage work on everything from work-related tasks to creative personal projects. In some cases, consumers will also experience strange sensory effects like auditory and visual distortions or inexplicable feelings of time passing more slowly. Users who are so inclined can bask in these psychedelic vibes by turning down the lights and turning on some moody music.
After about an hour, smokers should expect an increasingly heavy body stone. A tingle of relaxation that begins at the base of the neck may slowly trickle down the spine and spread out through the core. Consumers who may have been active tend to find themselves suddenly weighed down; performing any demanding physical tasks can feel like wading through peanut butter. At this point, Tina Danza’s blissed-out mood is better suited to kicking back on the couch with a movie than to plowing through a busy agenda. If dosage is increased, Tina Danza’s heavy body melt can turn into total couchlock, pinning smokers in place. Because of its slow decline into drowsiness, this strain is recommended for late afternoon or evening consumption.
Tina Danza’s multifaceted high can also be of use to some medical cannabis patients. Its plugged-in way of thinking can enable long-term focus for those with attention deficit disorders. Additionally, the strain’s euphoric buzz can improve the symptoms of stress and depression. Physical benefits include relief from aches and pains, whether they’re related to chronic conditions like lupus or to minor inflammations like nausea and cramps. For those in a sufficiently relaxed set and setting, Tina Danza can even lead to deep, restful sleep, making it a possible antidote to insomnia. Because its onset comes with some risk of fast-paced, recursive thinking, this strain is not recommended for patients who are prone to paranoia or panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Although Swamp Boys has made seeds of Tina Danza available for sale through several online retailers, supplies are not regularly stocked. Instead, those looking to cultivate this bud at home should take clippings from mature plants in order to foster genetically identical “clones.” The strain can be grown indoors or out, with outdoor success depending on a humid climate with daytime temperatures in the 70s (Fahrenheit). Although there is little information available specific to growing this strain, its indica-inflected flowers suggest that crops grow short and bushy and that they flower within about 8 to 9 weeks.
With a little something for everyone, Tina Danza makes a great all-purpose smoke. Those toking in public, though, may want to take some odor control precautions, as this can be a very pungent bud.
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