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DIY Tonic Kit A

$34.95
UPC:
3277309A
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DIY Kit A Includes Cinchona Bark or Powder, Citric Acid and three botanicals: Allspice, Cardamom and Angelica.

Only Bitters have gone out to procure the best Cinchona Bark for making your own Tonic Syrups we could find.

The bark is from the Cinchona Succirubra (Red Cinchona) tree from Guatemala. We source from a reputable sustainable farm that grows and harvests their own Cinchona trees. The bark sections from each tree are harvested once every 3 years for a term of 60 years.

The bark from the Cinchona Succirubra tree is naturally high in Quinine Alkaloids. See table below for a difference between the cinchona varietals.

Table: Alkaloid Content Comparison by Cinchona species

Species

Total Alkaloids (%)

Quinine Content (%)

C. calisaya

         3 - 7

            0 - 4.0

C. pubescens

      4.5 - 8.5

            1 - 3.0

C. officinalis

         5 - 8

            2 - 7.5

C. ledgeriana

         5 -14

            3 - 13

C. succirubra

         6 -16

            4 - 14

Warning: Quinine Alkaloids could be toxic in high doses. Please do not exceed recommended dosages in parts per million when making your tonic syrup. As an example the US FDA and German authorities regulate that quinine be limited to between 83-85 parts per million (83-85 mg/L).

Here are some publicly available Tonic Syrup recipes found on the web to help you on your way:

http://www.jeffreymorgenthaler.com/2008/how-to-make-your-own-tonic-water/

http://portlandfoodanddrink.com/making-tonic-water-my-decent-into-madness/

Purchase of this product entitles you to purchase our DIY formulations e-booklet, a guide to making your tonic, for only $1.  

IMPORTANT NOTE:

For orders with destinations outside of Australia, please check with your destination country regarding customs requirements for this item. Our bark is heat treated upon entering Australia.  If  in doubt, please order the powdered cinchona.  The powdered form is less likely to cause a problem as it is not whole bark, and it is packaged and vacuum sealed. 

New Zealand customers, please take particular note.  We have found that it is best to order the powdered cinchona.

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