if you're after taste... short stuff's super cali haze is what my handle is named after. it has an authentic haze high and flavor. i was gifted a 1/2 gram of haze and couldn't tell any difference without comparing the 2 side by side. the taste is authentic sweet grapes unlike blueberry which hardly has any flavor to begin with. i've scored BB a couple times and the flavor was exactly like getting a single grain of artificial blueberry sugar on your tongue and i was even less impressed with that strain's stone. SCH is a pure high & very classy. it's not the trippest strain, but it has awesome euphoria, motivation & creativity. it's my favorite strain for connoisseur quality, but less delicious (cigar wrapper with hints of ashtray) haze x skunk by high quality seeds is my favorite smoke because it's more potent and the trippiest bud i've smoked short of VERY visual & sensual columbian gold
if you like the taste of licorice, you'll love durban poison as that literally tastes like you're smoking a stick of black licorice. i personally can't stand that particular flavor & got the dry heaves on it after one woofing hit, but totally forgave it for that when i FINALLY got high again after over 10 years of nothing but indica everywhere i bought. it wasn't as potent as gold, but the buzz wasn't shabby either and definitely stronger than the best "top of the pile" brick weed i ever scored. it probably didn't help that i only had a gram i wanted to last forever and had a hard time holding it. i bet that's why it's called poison. that strain showed up many times as everyone's favorite in another forum
kali mist (at least the original with 12.5% more sativa) is probably still my favorite tasting strain as i love spicy food (just had some mild thai curried chicken today) because it literally tastes like you're smoking crushed red pepper. it also HAD an off the charts too energetic to sit down on euphoric buzz i couldn't listen to tunes on and instead cleaned house grinning ear to ear and humming on. the new version might be a little more laid back, but the original was similar to a shroom trip with several cups of jitter free coffee. i begged and pleaded to buy some weight when i was gifted a gram of that and gave up bidding at $120 and eight.
even though it doesn't have the same flavor as KM, i like cinderella 99 (aka C99) better because it gives you a very similar buzz in about half the growing time and is cheaper than serious seeds gear. i smoked joey weed's slightly grapey version that you can't get anymore, but you should still be able to get their C99 x A11 (apollo 11 = C99 x genius) beans which would be more 24/7 friendly as A11 is mellower and trippier so you could chill out on that. there are other breeders out there making C99 again including mosca who've bred for the prized "potent pineapple" pheno and is supposedly trippy where KM & JW's C99 are very clear headed activities only buds. because it flowers so fast without adding the couchlock most other comparable strains have, C99 is great for breeding. i'm planning on using my C99 x A11s to spray a bunch of strains as soon as i can.
i haven't tried barney's laughing buddha yet, but it has a reputation for being laugh your ass off euphoric & up with a fruity taste much like very popular jillybean by TGA subcool, but the latter can get stony
jack herer is a really popular "indoor haze" strain related to super silver haze, but leaning more towards the sativa side. there's a rare pheno that popped up a few years ago that started out as a clone only called cinnamon girl. i just found out that respected female seeds has bred that strain as a faster flowering lowryder called auto jack. it's descibed as cinnamon & peppery. i really want to try that strain and see if it lives up to the hazey buzz & cinnamon flavor claims.
speaking of jack herer, TGA has his own lemony version called jack the ripper that i'm pissed has a violent name because it's about the fastest haze you can get and i can tell you without trying it that there's no way on earth it's shabby as everyone loves everything TGA grows. he makes quality control a top priority.
another strain i WISH didn't have a violent name is sannies' lemony killing fields. that gear should have a seriously fun buzz.
if you can do an outdoor grow & give your plants AT LEAST 5 gallons of high quality organics, get some full moon (highland thai) by sativa seeds. i tried growing that one indoors and it just wasn't happening as it's a tree sized IBL bitch you really need to put outdoors. it's one of the trippiest strains you can find and it's athentic tutti fruity lollypop (or juicy fruit gum) flavor is amazing. really, THAT would be my favorite flavor if only i was able to get bud out of it when i tried. the sweet candy odor it made when i panfried it's leaves & bud starts got me hot & bothered. sadly, i only got stoned off it, but it was stressed, light starved & rootbound to the point it was yellowing and one branch turned hermie on me from the stress. highland thai will do that, but i got a report from someone who was able to finish it that it does live up to it's rep when it's fussy demands are met. some day, i want to try and stealth grow it outdoors tied down under brush for cover because it might just be the best in the world for buzz & flavor if you get a tutti fruity pheno. forget it indoors though unless you are willing to devote your whole room & lots of light to SCROGging it and wait forever for it to finish.
hope that helps you on your quest for better connoisseur grade head stash.
my top rec is super cali haze. it gets it's grape flavor from thai and is delicious in it's own right with a buzz the hardest pot snob like me can never look down on. everything about it is quality though even as an auto, it still requires patience and accepting a lower yield. you're not looking for quantity only cash crapper strains though, so that one will do you right.