Most of the cannabis concentrate being called “sauce” is actually live resin sauce. It looks like clear crystals drenched in a darker yellow to amber liquid.
The liquid portion is referred to as a High Terpene Extract (HTE) due to the high terpene and low cannabinoid content in comparison to other extracts. The flavour and aroma is as high as cannabis concentrates get.
The solid portion is called THCa Crystalline. THCa is the precursor and inactive version of THC. When an extract consists of mostly crystals with a small amount of HTE, it is considered a High Cannabinoid Extract (HCE).
The “live” portion of moniker is used to inform consumers that the product was extracted from cannabis that was immediately frozen after harvest.