Chios Masticha – a very special, Greek product. Greece is the only place where Masticha is produced. The secrets of the origins of Masticha have been lost over time. The first official knowledge comes from the writings of the Greek physician, Dioscorides. He wrote about Masticha healing coughing and stomach ailments, freshening the breath, and its successful application in various beauty treatments.
Masticha is a crystal clear spirit with a distinct aroma and unique taste. Masticha is served chilled to experience the full range of herbal tones. It is a digestive, best enjoyed after a meal.
This elixir comes exclusively from the island of Chios, where the Mastic trees are in abundance. Though found in other places in the world, the only place that the resin is extracted from the trees is in Chios. When extracted from the tree the bark falls in extraordinary “teardrop” shapes.
There is a legend that says that the teardrops started falling as an expression of mourning when Saint Isidoros was captured and tortured on Chios Island.
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