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Cinchona Bark, Cut&Sifted - Wildcrafted - Cinchona officinalis (454g = One Pound) Brand: Herbies Herbs

4.5 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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  • ASIN: B0032K0ZAK
  • UPC: 884952538657
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #365,852 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
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Like many others, I bought this to make my own tonic syrup. If you're doing the same with this product, let me give you a few tips: First and foremost, invest in some little muslin spice bags. After grinding this bark in a coffee grinder, put it in a muslin spice bag and add it to the water, lemongrass, orange peel, spices, etc and simmer per your recipe. Add your sugar syrup AFTER you have strained your bark/peel/spice mixture through a coffee goldtone sieve or similar tight sieve. You will find it much easier to strain if you use the muslin bag for the bark and when the syrup it is not yet thickened by the sugar. And you will have better control over the amount of sweetness.

Another piece of advice: tempting though it is to use agave syrup in lieu of sugar (simple) syrup, know that is is worse for you than high fructose corn syrup (!) It is not made from the nectar of the agave, that is reserved for spirits, but rather, is processed from the starchy root of the agave plant - very similar to how corn is processed for corn syrup. The resulting nectar is higher in fructose than HCFS! If you - like me and so many others - go through the trouble of making your own tonic syrup to get away from the soda-pop concoction passing as tonic from schwepp's etc and the unhealthy sweeteners they use, you will want to think carefully about what you use to sweeten.

Hope this is helpful.
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Ok, I've gotten cinchona from a few different sources here on Amazon and through other places on the web, and usually it's in a powdered form. The problem with the powdered stuff is that it seriously gums up filters- to the point of being ridiculous!

Bear in mind that this is in chunks, but is high quality cinchona- I've had really good luck with steeping it for a bit longer than usual, and not breaking it up any more in the spice grinder, but you certainly can- stuff is rock hard though so it's going to be tough on whatever you try to break it up with, so you may just want to steep it like I do. Flavor is good, gets just the right amount of bitterness into your tonic water, highly recommended, I will be re-ordering!
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The photo is slightly misleading, these are small cuts, and there is some dust. However, the flavor is excellent.
I've been crafting tonics and experimenting with herbs as opposed to the traditional lemongrass. Here is a favorite:
3 cups water
1 cup sugar
2 lemons
1 small bunch fresh basil
1/4 cup Cinchona bark cuts

Zest and juice the lemons, add along with everything else in a pan and bring to a gentle boil.
Turn the heat down and simmer until thickened, about 40 minutes.
Cool, strain, and bottle.

A bit of soda water a splash of gin, garnish with lemon and a basil sprig.
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good quality and cut for optimal extraction without the mess and time involved filtering powdered cinchona.Makes delicious tonic water base. fast shipping from Canada. Will do business with this company again for this hard to find item.
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Item arrive in very small pieces rather than long strips pictured. We purchased in order to make tonic at home, think I will stick with just buying Fever Tree as the small pieces and dusty flecks not what I expected.
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They sent a lot, and I have used it to make a very interesting homemade tonic water. I would recommend this.
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Good quality for making homemade tonic water however I have ordered this product twice and the second time it came from a different country and as a result had a slightly different taste.
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I made a recipe for tonic using this. It takes very little to do it, so you'll have plenty to share with friends. I look forward to more experimentation with it.
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