Produced by carefully rubbing the female buds between the hands. The resin is rolled in Hash-Balls, before shipment it’s pressed in the usual slabs. Colour: Black on the outside, dark greenish/brown inside. Smell: Spicy to very spicy. Buy Charas Hash Online
Distinctive aroma. Taste: Very spicy, somewhat harsh on the throat but definitively less so than Afghani. Consistency: Very soft, can be kneaded easily like Afghani. Sometimes quite powdery though always dense. Effect: Very stony and physical high. Cerebral.
Potency: Potent to very potent. Like Nepali, Charas is almost always a good smoke. (10-26% THC) Availability: Very rare, from time to time very small quantities become available. Most Hash of this kind is imported by private travellers to India. As expected the price is very high, in the range of Nepali. Charas is usually sold as a ‘finger’, which is a sausage-shaped piece of hash.
Charas is hashish handmade in the traditional Indian style of pounding full buds through a fine mesh or silk screen as part of a spiritual and medicinal ritual. The creator of this charas uses the original techniques to make a dark and sticky hash. It is a unique and strong concentrate that is good for pain, stress, and nausea.
The result is a slightly lighter than normal charas that burns with a slightly different flavour (but is just as strong and clean as normal).
High-quality hashish comes from cannabis grown in the mountains. The variety from Himachal Pradesh is considered to be of the highest quality throughout India. It is easily available in Kinnaur, Rispa, Ribba, Shimla, Naldera, Karsog, Narkanda, Kullu & Rampur—practically every area in Himachal Pradesh. For this reason, the Indian subcontinent has become very popular with backpackers and drug smugglers.
During hand-harvesting, live cannabis plants’ flowering buds (as opposed to dried plants/buds) are rubbed between the palms of the harvesters’ hands, and by the end of the day, one has, perhaps 8 or 9 grams of charas. The faster one works, the lower the quality of charas; hence to make “Malana cream” it is necessary to go very slowly and make only a few grams a day. Nowadays production of cannabis in the Himalayas has increased with growing demand for Malana cream; the ancient art of manufacturing is disappearing under the pressure to capitalize on the domestic and international market for charas.
High-quality charas was also produced in Nepal and sold in government monopoly stores in Kathmandu until the government gave in to international pressure and got out of the business in the 1970s. Rolpa district in western Nepal was a production centre, with ganja and charas both an important cash crop in this extremely isolated, underdeveloped and impoverished region.