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what is mastic?
i have noticed it in Infusion d Iris
this is from wiki:
Mastic is a resin obtained from the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus). In pharmacies and nature shops, it is called "arabic gum" (not to be confused with gum arabic) and "Yemen gum". In Greece, it is known as the "tears of Chios," being traditionally produced on that Greek island, and, like other natural resins, is produced in "tears" or droplets.
Originally liquid, it is sun dried into drops of hard brittle translucent resin. When chewed, the resin softens and becomes a bright white and opaque gum. The flavor is bitter at first, but after chewing, it releases a refreshing, slightly piney or cedar flavor.
True mastic is one of the three ingredients of the excellent Mystra by Aesop.
I haven't chewed it but i know it's used in the confection called Turkish Delight
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I tried chewing it out of curiosity and I didn't find it yum at all. Very bitter. I must have had some crude stuff.
lol mumsy take care of your teeth .....so these would be like ecological chewing gums!
Last edited by lpp; 15th March 2013 at 10:03 PM.
Try the liquor mastiha from skinos brand (made in Greece). True mastic flavor.
I will go and get another bit now....
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Must be old. It's really crunchy now and it wasn't before... not as bitter as I remembered though.
Sniff Indigo by Magnetic Scent - extremely mastic heavy - an incredible perfume.