There's A Champagne Supernova In This Vape
Vapes have come a long way from vapor boxes, my friends.
My first experience with a vaporizer was in 2003 at the Museum of Marijuana in Amsterdam. After a short tour, I was encouraged to try the newest in stoner tech, a “smokeless pipe” that was allegedly poised to revolutionize cannabis use. It was a wooden box about half the size of a loaf of bread, topped with a bell jar containing a silver bowl overflowing with bud that was apparently included in the price of admission. A small digital face gave temperature readings from the front of the box and hits were taken from a long plastic tube attached just below. The inhale was indistinguishable from drawing a natural breath. A museum docent coached me through my hit, “Don't suck so hard, breathe it in like air.” There were no crackles of combustion, no prickly inhale or vaporous exhale, just one medium-deep breath of weed-scented air from a little Dutch breadbox.
As I sit here a decade and a half later, holding a PAX Era vaporizer (in the palm of my fucking hand!) I am beside myself with nostalgia. And that is 100% due to Oregrown's Mango Sherbet extract, a pillowy, bubbly sativa that I found just as good for daily duties as winsome reminiscences.
“The onset arrived with a luxurious effervescence (think San Pellegrino in an engraved champagne flute).”
Oregrown's Mango Sherbet has a pleasantly tart, fruit flavor with no discernible notes of cannabis flower. The aroma is perfectly discreet, a perfumy tropical bouquet that evaporates quickly, which is nice for low-key public use. There's barely a hint of an aftertaste, making it easy to puff with morning coffee or afternoon cocktails. The onset arrived with a luxurious effervescence (think San Pellegrino in an engraved champagne flute) that started in my fingers and toes and slowly flooded my extremities. The head high came into soft relief as the body high's peppy effervescence settled into itself. They coalesced into something surprisingly cushy and romantic.
On one Sunday, it was the perfect foil for a lazy champagne brunch, with the necessary balance of pep and serenity to make every boozy anecdote charming and light. On a typical midweek morning, it was a zippy burst of a energy that supported at least a few hours of housework while the rhapsodic head high kept the chores from feeling like drudgery. On another day, a few tokes from a little home-rolled joint while still feeling the effects of the Mango Sherbet resulted in the most comfortable shower I've had in months. I was in that shower for what felt like a whole vacation, and the two highs meshed together with exceeding comfort. This was strain specificity at its best, bubbly and robust like a trademark sativa with the hallmark honeyed head high of the Mango Sherbet strain. This is a high well suited for socialization, domestic isolation, and champagne intoxication.
Oregrown's Sauce extracts are produced exclusively for Pax Era vaporizers (which, by the way, are fantastic little pocket utensils). Their extraction process “creates the most immaculate concentrates possible,” offering “highly desirable and sought after true, original terpenes, aromatics, and flavor profiles that we all know and love.” But I contend that the syrupy tang of this oil tastes a bit more manufactured, and the grassy herbal notes necessary to balance out the sweetness are imperceptible.
“Rest assured you’ll have the most flavorful and comfortable experience if you sip it slow and low.”
For Pax Era users interested in classic sativa highs, this Mango Sherbet Sauce delivers; the dreamy head high is literally a sweet bonus. And while Oregrown has created an overall comfortable experience with their Mango Sherbet variety, natural breaths are key here. When sharing this pod, I had to channel that lovely docent from the Museum of Marijuana 15 years ago and inform my pals not to hit it like a blunt or bong hit. “Sip it like hot tea” or “just take one natural breath, homie.” Anything more powerful than a gentle inhale resulted in the telltale “hey, I'm smoking weed over here!” coughing fit, which is in direct conflict with the discreet design of the Pax Era vaporizer—not to mention the immaculate extraction process of Oregrown’s concentrates. Rest assured you’ll have the most flavorful and comfortable experience if you sip it slow and low.
On that note, I wonder what new contraption visitors to the Museum of Marijuana are sampling these days and if I’ll be holding a palm-sized version of it in another 15 years.