Mastic Chios grade A+ is the premium Mastic tears grown and harvested exclusively on the Greek Island of Chios for the Chios Mastic Growers Association.
$20.00 - $920.00
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Chios Mastic Grade A+ is the"supreme grade" of Mastic tears. Each piece is a gem and a wonder of nature. These specimens represent a labour of love and the practice of traditions that go back hundreds if not thousands of years.
Each tear is pristine white, perfectly formed and completely without traces of bark. Though both types are used for the same purposes, the grade A+ mastic tears are the creme De la creme of the crop and fetch the highest price on the market. You can find our regular and more affordable Chios Mastic tears in the shop
Mastic Chios is one of the best-known natural chewing gums in the Western world. This sweet-smelling, classic resin has a track record as ancient as Frankincense and Myrrh. Used extensively in the Mediterranean for medicine since the time of Hippocrates in ancient Greece, Mastic is a mainstay of Mediterranean cooking, baking and the production of liqueurs,
Grown mainly on the Greek island of Chios, Chios Mastic resin production has been coveted by empires and conquerors. Controlling the supply of Chios Mastic has been a strategic consideration by invading armies for thousands of years.
Mastic is the original Old World chewing gum with the origin of its name rooted in mastication ie: chewing.
With traditional medicinal attributes ranging from digestive ease, fresh breath, stimulating the gums and appetite, removing plaque and refreshing the mind, Mastic has been used as medicine for thousands of years.
The unique aroma of Mastic makes it valuable in incense blends and perfume compositions.
Studies have shown that compounds in Mastic resin kill the H. Pylori bacteria, a known cause of ulcers.
When creating sacred space or cleansing an area, I have found nothing with as high a vibration and cleansing ability as a couple of Mastic tears on the coal.
Mastic is an integral ingredient in "Chrism," the sacred anointing oil of the Orthodox church.
Mastic Chios has a unique and unusually sweet aroma, making it a popular ingredient in confections, cakes, puddings and other traditional culinary delights of cultures around the Mediterranean.
Please note that our ounces are 30 grams, not the 25 grams many other sellers offer. To this generous ounce, we ALWAYS add a bit more and NEVER less to our packages. Something our customers have come to count on.
For recipes, instructions and more information about the different types of Frankincense, Myrrh and other oleoresins, please visit my blog at http://apothecarysgarden.com.