Mandarin Cookies

The information presented on this page is intended solely for descriptive purposes and should not be considered a review or medical advice. The actual effects of the cannabis strain may vary. It is important to use marijuana responsibly, as it can be addictive. We recommend that you consult a healthcare professional before adding cannabis to your health regimen.

Quick info

Distinctive terpenes
Limonene, myrcene, caryophyllene
Helps with
Depression, stress, pain
Ease of growing
When to use






Very High
Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



Mandarin Cookies, also known as Mandarin Mints, is a sativa-dominant hybrid that delivers a perfect blend of potency and flavour. Its lineage can be traced back to two Ethos Genetics strains. The THC content ranges between 19-26%, making for a moderately potent strain with balanced effects. This strain’s high is renowned for its uplifting, euphoric, and calming properties, making it perfect for creative projects, socialising, or simply unwinding after a long day.


Mandarin Cookies high kicks in swiftly, enveloping you with mental clarity and heightened sensory awareness. This invigorating cerebral energy is accompanied by a gentle euphoria that dispels any lingering stress or negativity, allowing you to immerse yourself in your tasks or hobbies fully. Creatives, writers, and those who generally find it hard to concentrate will enjoy how productive this strain can make them. As time passes, the body effects become more noticeable, starting with a pleasant tingling sensation moving down the entire body. Eventually, it develops into profound relaxation and peaceful restfulness. These effects are not sedative, so you don’t have to worry about a couchlock.

With such a versatile nature, Mandarin Cookies can be used anytime to brighten and ease the day. If timed right, it can even help you fall asleep.

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Mandarin Cookies can do wonders for people struggling with mood disorders. Its moderately potent THC content and uplifting limonene effects relieve depression and anxiety, releasing your mind from all troubles. On the other hand, the pain-killing and anti-inflammatory effects, bolstered by caryophyllene, can alleviate physical discomforts like chronic pain, inflammation and lingering headaches.

Side effects

Mandarin Cookies may cause common cannabis side effects, such as dry eyes and cottonmouth. Some users may also experience dizziness and mild headaches.

As with any high-THC strain, consuming Mandarin Cookies responsibly and in moderation is essential, particularly for individuals with a history of mental health disorders. Excessive consumption may cause stress or paranoia and overwhelm.

Taste & Smell


Mandarin Cookies boast atypical long, thick buds covered in a luscious white coating of trichomes. Some batches exposed to cold temperatures also display purple undertones. Its sweet fresh smell and taste are even more enchanting. The strain’s aroma is a captivating blend of sweet citrus and zesty mandarin, finished by the comforting scent of warm, freshly baked cookies. As you take your first puff, you will notice an intense sensation of sweet, ripe tangerines coating your tongue. Herbal, nutty and earthy flavours on the exhale round these off.

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Mandarin Cookies were created by a famous American breeder Ethos Genetics, whom we also know for their other popular strains like Lilac Diesel. The company decided to cross their Ethos Cookies #12 with Mandarin Sunset. This fusion gave birth to the versatile, delectable strain known as Mandarin Cookies today.

Growing conditions

Getting your hands on Mandarin Cookies seeds can be difficult, as Ethos Genetics are well known for safeguarding their strains. Obtaining the clones would be your safest bet if you already know someone who grows the plant.

Once you get these difficulties out of the way, growing the strain will be quite smooth. Indoor cultivation is recommended to minimise the risk of mildew or pest infestations and to keep the humidity levels optimal. Remember to provide ample space for the plants, as they grow quite tall due to their sativa-dominant lineage. Pruning is often advised.

Within 8 to 10 weeks, you can expect nice yields of 450 grams per square metre indoors and around 500 grams per outdoor plant.