What is Terp Sauce?
Terp sauce is a potent, aromatic cannabis concentrate that preserves high levels of terpenes, also known as a high terpenes full-spectrum extract (HTSFSE). The syrupy concentrate features varying sizes of diamond clusters within a puddle of a terpene-rich sauce. Derived from fresh frozen material and extracted using light hydrocarbons, this concentrate has a higher ratio or terpenes to THCA. Cannabis connoisseur favor terp sauce due to its highly concentrated and flavorful terpene profile, making it one of the most pure extracts on the market.
Flavor Profile: Lemon, Pine, or Skunk
Method of Use: Dabbing or Vaporizing
Optimal Dabbing Temperature: 500 – 530°F
What are Terpines?
Terpenes are naturally occurring plant compounds responsible for the flavors and aromas found in cannabis. Not only do terpenes make marijuana taste and smell good, but they also contribute to the therapeutic effects associated with cannabis.
The influence terpenes have on a cannabis high is called the “entourage effect”. It determines if a strain is going to make you feel buzzed and cerebral or chilled out and relaxed. In short, when cannabis is consumed the cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes in the plant act in symphony, ultimately allowing the plant to have greater therapeutic value. Terp sauce is often used by medicinal patients due to its ability to provide relief from pain, anxiety, stress, and more.
How is Terp Sauce Made?
Terp sauce is created by flash-freezing fresh buds before the butane is extracted. The more THCA and terpenes present in the starting material, the more potent the end product will be.
The extract is then pressurized with heat to off-gas the majority of the solvent. Once the pressure begins to build, the THCA crystals form and sink to the bottom of the jar, while the terpenes rise and form a gooey layer on the top. The terpenes and crystals are then separated and purged. Once all the solvent has been removed, the crystals and terps are reunited and result is a terpene rich sauce possessing a cannabinoid content ranging between 30–50%.