Hashish, hash for short, is derived from the “kief,” or the dried resin, of the flowering tops of mature and unpollinated female cannabis plants. The resin glands are called trichomes or crystals. Hash is harvested by collecting the powdery resin either by hand, by mechanical beating of the plants, or by submersing cannabis plants in icy water and then using small sieves to remove the trichomes, which are then dried (this type of hashish is called “bubble hash”). The remaining kief is typically pressed into “cakes,” or blocks, which are then smoked in pipes, vaporized and inhaled, or mixed with marijuana in joints.
The Ketama looks almost brown-black from the strong oil content, this hash is really a dark palm. The layers are still easy to spot and vary in tones and shades. The smell is fine and perfumed with a bit of a soft cocoa bean scent. There is a strong mint smell as well which would be about right if you think of all the “bursting oil” in there. The flavor is so nice and enjoyable, you wanna keep taking it right down to the end. The effects are somewhat subdued, relaxed and day-dreamy. This is a great hash to smoke for those who like the feel of fine palms but yearn for something a little stronger. This one won’t lay you down as softly as palms but that’s what makes it so good!