G4 Herbal Kush is a new all natural herbal smoking blend from the same people who created the herbal awesomeness that is Zero Chem. The package is simple; the silhouette of a man sitting cross-legged as if meditating dominates the blue and green G4 logo, which spirals up like smoke from the man’s hands. It’s a pretty sweet image if you ask me. I received this enticing little foil packet of G4 herbal kush from SalviaExtracts.com, where you can also pick up the original Zero Chem.
All of the smoking blends on Burn One With Us contain natural herbs, but G4 also contains plant extracts in addition to natural herbs in their pure form. G4 contains damiana leaf with Blue Lotus Extract, latuca virosa, passion flower, and hops extracts. Blue Lotus is a common inclusion in herbal smoking blends, and I’m definitely curious to see how the inclusion of the extracted form of Blue Lotus will strengthen the effects of G4.
Emptying the contents of the three gram packet onto a sheet of white paper, I sort through the herbal kush. It’s not sticky although I thought it would be by the appearance, it’s slightly moist but definitely not wet, and the longer it’s exposed to the air the drier it seems to get. The smell is absolutely divine, this is probably the best smoking blend I’ve come across – and I haven’t even burned it yet. It’s a sweet delicious smell that reminds me of cinnamon buns, though what exactly gives it this scent I’m not sure.
Visually there are a few more sticks and stems than I like to see, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that this doesn’t always subtract from the overall enjoyment of a blend, so long as they burn smoothly. There’s only one way to test that though, and I pack a pipe up with G4 herbal kush and light it up. The first impression is a harsh one, those sticks and stems definitely make this blend feel somewhat rough on the throat. I’d recommend using a water pipe or vaporizer, anything to lessen the harshness of this blend, because you don’t want to let that stop you from enjoying G4. It takes less than five minutes to feel the four or five puffs I’d taken begin to work their magic!
The taste is mostly that of damiana leaf, which is probably where most of the sticks and stems are from, but I’m no botanist. The feelings are really heady, and although I feel somewhat relaxed, I don’t feel tired whatsoever. I feel excited, a little bit giddy in such a silly way, and I make a sandwich and simultaneously enjoy a snack, gulp down a huge glass of lemonade, and play a video game while finishing off the last of the G4 herbal kush I’d packed into my pipe. The longer you let this one settle over you, the better it becomes. I wouldn’t classify my feelings as euphoric, but explorative, deep, and incredibly conscious. As the back of the packet says this would be great for meditating, but it would be great for just about anything in my opinion.
G4 herbal kush is like the far headier, more exciting version of Zero Chem. With Zero Chem I was far more relaxed; I was ready to stick myself to the couch and not move a muscle, but G4 isn’t like that. It’s far more freeing and all around stimulating. G4 has seriously impressed me, even its duration is unmatched, lasting nearly an hour. If you try only one herbal kush, make it this one, it’s a serious eye opener the power of nature.
Fantastic preburn scent
Kind of harsh
Smells better before you burn it than after