Mastic Tears Gift Box, 2x200ml, 2 Collectable Glasses & 8 Coasters, EBA
A beautiful gift for a Mastic lover (or to make one out of anyone with good liqeur drinking criteria!). This elegant, aromatic, refreshing mastic spirit liqueur with lemon, brings a revolution to the senses and the palate. Enjoy well chilled as a shot, in cocktails or as an after dinner digestive drink. The Chios mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus var.Chia) is an evergreen shrub, of 2-3 metres height. Only grows in Chios island, Greece, though many attempts to reproduce it elsewhere have been unsuccesfully made! Its life span is more than 100 years.Before the tree carving process, the ground around the trunk needs to be weeded. Cleaning and soil leveling take place so that any mastiha tears that may fall on the ground can be easily gathered. Fine white soil, is spread on the ground to create a smooth surface ready for the mastiha tears to fall on. The kentima, as the carving of small scars on the bark is called, is the most crucial stage in mastiha production. It is done with the help of a small sharp metal tool with grooved ends, called kentitiri. Mastiha is gathered before the first autumn rain an the cleaning and sorting process begins. It is sieved and diligently cleaned with olive oil soap and rain water. Large and medium sized mastiha tears are cleaned one by one with a knife or a needle.
The GREEK DISTILLATION COMPANY SA or EVA is the operative basis of traditional spirits and liqeurs of Lesvos, identical with the very culture of the island. The grandfather of the founders originated from Pergamon in Asia Minor, and left to the next generations a great heritage, distillation secrets, passion and traditional ouzo recipes. The establishment of EVA followed the 26 year entrepreneurial activity in the food and drinks sector. Lesvos island, though recently widely known through global News as the reaching point of thousands of refugees, offers a plethora of sites and attractions, with unparalleled natural beauty. Rare geological monuments, stunning variations in scenery, priceless archaeological treasures, splendid architectural beauty, ecologically important wetlands, enticing hiking trails, informative museums and famous local cuisine, capital of Ouzo and prestigious olive oil, home to over 6,000,000 olive trees. One cannot talk about this island without mentioning it’s famous salted sardines, cured with coarse sea salt from Lesvoss very own saltpans. The island is known for its rich fauna and flora, including dozens of aromatic herbs. The aniseed, which gives ouzo its distinct delicate flavour is cultivated on the island, in Lisvori and makes ouzo from Lesvos unique and sought after.