Mastic / Mastiha
Mastik, Mastiha, Mastic.... Yes dear child has many names and with us it is simply called Mastik liqueur, unless we are now talking to a Greek and get to say Mastiha instead.
Be that as it may, Mastic is a natural resin that originates from some unique trees that are only grown on the island of Chios.
Chios has become incredibly famous on the basis of Mastik, as the trees will only secrete a resin that can dry out and be pulverized when the trees grow on this island. The trees have been grafted countless times and planted elsewhere to investigate the possibilities, but it has not yet been successful - if you have been to Chios, is mastic something you have heard of!
As I said, mastic is a resin that is secreted by the mastic trees on Chios. The resin is allowed to drip onto carpets, then left to dry in the sun so that the resin dries completely and turns into solid crystals, which can then be powdered and used for various products - including the well-known liqueur.
Mastic is a very aromatic resin that has its natural elements in it, but also a natural sweetness that comes out in the Greek Mastic liqueurs.
See our selection of mastic liqueur here .