Chios Mastiha (PDO), Medium Tears (50 g)
Mastiha must be ground to use in cooking, so you will need a mortar and pestle to grind these tears into a fine powder. Do not use a spice grinder because the resin in the tears will ruin it. Mastiha is a tremendously versatile flavoring that can be used in virtually anything including desserts, breads, salad dressings, and even main courses like fish or pasta. These tears can also be enjoyed as a chewing gum (no need to grind first) to promote oral health.
I haven’t had time to try it in my cooking, but tried chewing one piece to check the flavor profile. The slightly medicinal menthol mint flavor will be very refreshing once it weather here warms up. Looking forward to adding it to my flavorings for drinks and cooking/baking. In today’s enforced stay-cation, something new to try is amazing. Thank you.
This is a fantastic way to keep teeth and gums healthy.
Excellent--a little goes a long way and it really is the only ingredient that comes close to a true piney fragrance.
It's like I remember when I was a kid. It's super sticky sometimes. I don't know what makes it cling to my back teeth. Doesn't do it all the time. I like how it cleans my teeth (When it's not clinging to them) They came in a nice little box & are fresh like hard rock candy.