Text Of The Article From The Oregon Leaf
2 TOWNS CIDERHOUSE HARD APPLE BRIGHTCIDER 6% ABV, 12oz
When the cider community rode the gluten-free wave to grow from a cottage industry into a major player in the craft beverage world, Oregon’s 2 Towns Ciderhouse grew with it. One of its main claims to success is the BrightCider, an immensely crushable, semi-dry cider with a crisp, tart finish. More refreshing than Martinelli’s – and also more entertaining – this cider stays just within the “session” category with 6% alcohol by volume. It has a perfect balance of sweet and tart apple goodness, making it a perfect sip as we head into Fall.
MELLOW VIBES SOUR APPLE PEACES 10PCS/50MG THC PER PACKAGE
One of the freshest offerings from the Mellow Vibes family, Peaces offer chilled out relief in hard candy form. Available in blue raspberry, cinnamon, watermelon and sour apple, the Peaces aim square at that candy dish nostalgia. Think Jolly Ranchers, but more subtle. The sour apple showcased classic green apple flavor with hints of pear, and anyone who may be turned away at the word ‘sour’ shouldn’t worry – these morsels are only slightly tart.
WHAT ARE TANNINS? WHAT ARE TERPENES? WHY DO THEY MATTER?
Well, you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Both tannins and terpenes are organic substances found in a wide variety of plants. These compounds have similar roles within the consumable products they’re fabricated into.
- TANNINS are astringent phenolic molecules that are most commonly found in wood, but also found in everything from foods like grapes, apples, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, mint and basil, to beverages like wine, tea, kombucha, cider and beer. Tannins are bitter and also tend to cause a drying effect on the tongue – think the ‘pucker’ of red wine.
- TERPENES are a large and diverse class of organic hydrocarbons produced by a variety of plants and some insects. These molecules have strong odors and are largely responsible for dictating the smell and effect of a particular Cannabis strain. Terpenes are the primary constituents of essential oils and are also used in food, cosmetics and biotechnology.
- TANNINS AND TERPENES not only contribute to the experience of consuming the products they exist within, they are directly responsible for a significant portion of it.
As a generally curious bunch, we dedicate this Tannins & Terpenes Issue to exploring the relationship between these two compounds and sharing our findings with you. Enjoy!
-NATE WILLIAMS @NATEW415