Tangie isn’t just an extremely popular strain; it’s a critically-acclaimed one. It won three US Cannabis Cups (best sativa, best medical sativa, best-mixed hash), all in the same year, 2013. Add in its incredibly delicious scent and taste, and you have a winner in all possible categories.
This tribute to the original Tangerine Dream strain delivers an uplifting and happy head high that’s creative, energizing, and focused. That’s accompanied by a calming and relaxing body buzz that won’t interfere with the ability to get things done or spend a night on the town.
But Tangie is best known for its sweet-and-sour citrus aroma and flavor, which has a bit of skunk mixed in due to its genetic heritage. It’s tasty, refreshing, and worth finding. The strain’s THC levels are more than respectable, and growers love these buds because they’re completely covered in sticky trichomes.
Tangie’s high arrives soon after your first toke, with a blast of cerebral power. It’s uplifting and joyful, quickly wiping away everyday concerns and chronic stress with ease. This weed provides motivation, focus, and energy, making it easy to get tasks accomplished at home or work. If you’re using it in social settings, it makes for lively conversations and more than a few giggles.
There’s a body stone too, but it takes a back seat to the head buzz. Smokers find themselves relaxed, comfortable, and calm but not sleepy or locked to the couch. The overall high lasts pretty long, and there’s a long, slow, and easy-to-handle off-ramp that leaves users in a happy and relaxed mood.
Tangie is a great strain for daytime or early-evening use, thanks to the boost in energy and motivation it provides. Some wake-and-bakers swear by it. The energetic high isn’t suited to late-night use, though, because it can be difficult to get to sleep while buzzed on this weed. If you’re planning to use Tangie after work, it’s best to start the party early.
Bottom Line: Tangie is a very happy strain. It delivers a head high that’s usually energetic, motivating, focused and sociable, with a moderate body buzz that’s simply relaxing.
- Energy: 4/5
- Creative: 4/5
- Pain: 3/5
- Stress: 4/5
- Sleep: 2/5
- Mood: 5/5
Don’t expect to experience many negative side effects, if any, when enjoying Tangie. Some people may suffer cases of dry eyes or dry throat, but this isn’t even a strain that induces lots of coughing. Those who have existing anxiety problems or those not used to higher levels of THC may suffer increased anxiety levels or even paranoia, but that’s quite rare.
- Paranoid: 1/5
- Dry Mouth: 4/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 1/5
- Cough: 2/5
Medical users say Tangie’s euphoric, carefree high is ideal for mental relaxation. They use this strain to ease depression, anxiety, and stress, and they say it’s even effective for more serious issues like PTSD, OCD, and bipolar disorder. The strain’s ability to provide focus is valued by patients dealing with ADD and ADHD, and the energetic high appears to help those with chronic fatigue.
Tangie isn’t as popular with pain patients since its easygoing body stone only provides minor relaxation. However, some with less-serious chronic pain say the cerebral happiness lets them forget about their aches and pains for a while.
Flavor and Aroma
Some people identify the delightfully pleasant smell of Tangie as orange, and others say it really does smell like a tangerine. Whatever you call it, it’s an enticing mix of sweetness and tangy sourness, along with an undertone of skunk.
The flavor of this strain is just as delicious as its aroma promises. Expect a sweet citrus taste that’s either orange or tangerine, depending on your taste buds, with just a hint of skunk. It’s delicious weed.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 2/5
- Citrus: 5/5
- Fruity: 5/5
- Spice: 1/5
- Wood: 2/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
Resource sites will tell you that Tangie’s average THC content is 17%, but it’s very likely that the flower you buy at your local dispensary will have a 20% THC level, perhaps even a little higher. There are small amounts of CBD and CBN and only trace amounts of CBG and CBC.
The primary terpenes in this strain are carene, phellandrene, myrcene, caryophyllene, and, as you’d expect from its citrus flavor, limonene. Pinene, linalool, and humulene are also present in smaller amounts.
Tangie is a product of Amsterdam’s DNA Genetics. To approximate the flavor, aroma, and effects of the beloved 1990s strain Tangerine Dream, they crossed California Orange with their own version of Skunk. That’s because the original Tangerine Dream was a California Orange/Skunk #1 cross as well.
Those genetics clearly shine through in Tangie’s delicious flavor and aroma of citrus and skunk. But California Orange is also known for its strong, clear-headed, and enjoyable head high, and Skunk strains generally provide a calming body buzz and an energetic cerebral experience. Their marriage in Tangie works perfectly.
Where to Buy Tangie Seeds
Most major vendors sell feminized Tangie seeds, including Pacific Seed Bank, Growers Choice Seeds, Pacific Seed Bank, and Dutch Seeds Shop. However, you can also go straight to the source; DNA Genetics sells both feminized and standard Tangie seeds. Clones are also easy to find from online suppliers like Cloud City Clones, the Clone Conservatory, and StrainBank.com.
Strains similar to Tangie, which also have pleasing citrus flavors, include Clementine, Tangie child strain Sour Tangie, and of course, parent strain California Orange. Others that don’t feature the orange/tangerine flavor but provide a similar experience are Maui Wowie and Ghost Train Haze.
Tangie Strain Review: FAQ
Q: How many days does it take for Tangie plants to flower?
A: The indoor flowering period is between nine and ten weeks, but it’s best to grow these plants outdoors because they grow so tall. Outdoor plants will be ready for harvest in late September or early October.
Q: Is Tangie indica or sativa?
A: Tangie is a sativa-dominant hybrid, usually with about 70% sativa and 30% indica genetics.