Encyclopedia says Tonic Water is a carbonated soft drink with quinine flavoring and high-fructose corn syrup.
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Cinchona-bark.com is a specialty web store custom designed for people that are tired of the boring Gin & Tonic. No artificial chemicals or flavors here just the real herbs, spices, and fruits. We have put these kits together so you will have enough spices for one pound of Cinchona Bark.
All of the products on this site are also available at Herbal Advantage HerbalAdvantage.com in larger quantities.
The cost of shipping is included on all the products on Cinchona-Bark.com to locations in the Continental United States.
We sell Cinchona Bark from two different plants. Cinchona officinalis is the one used for medical purposes and is the plant used to treat Malaria. Cinchona succirubra (often called Red Cinchona) has a slightly different flavor profile that is preferred by many and is more difficult to harvest, therefore more costly. Both Cinchona officinalis and Cinchona succirubra are used to make Tonic Water.
Cinchona Bark Officinalis Kits
1 pound Cinchona Officinalis Bark Powder $19.25
1 pound Cinchona Officinalis Bark CUT $19.25
Cinchona Bark Succirubra Red Kits
1 pound Cinchona Succirubra Bark Powder $24.05
More Kits are available on our PRODUCTS page.
Make your own natural tonic water using Cinchona Bark for the quinine and Argave Nector for the sweetener. You can also add Juniper Berries, Orange Peel, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Cardamon, Cloves to suit your own taste. Jeffrey has a great recipe at: http://www.jeffreymorgenthaler.com/2008/how-to-make-your-own-tonic-water/ other recipes may be found on the web. Send us your favorite and we will post it and give you credit for it.
Herbal Advantage sells Citric Acid, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves, Ginger, Orange peel, Lemon Grass, and many other herbs and spices that will make wonderful flavored drinks. Please keep in mind that the more herbs and spices used the more color you will have in the final liquid. Some believe that color and bitterness are related but they are not. The color particle is usually the larger size particle and easier to filter out. Run the liquid through a fine strainer or French Press then through a paper coffee filter. The bitterness is from the Cinchona and may be reduced by using less of it.
How to make Tonic Water: Add only the herbs and spices to the water and boil for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. Take the pan off the stove, cover and let steep for an hour. After steeping, very carefully remove the lid and without stirring, pour through a strainer and then a coffee filter slowly. This may take several coffee filters to complete. When the filtration is complete, warm the liquid up then add the citric acid and syrup. The longer you boil the herbs the easier it is to burn them therefor I suggest that you do a slow gentle boil for 10 minutes and then steep them for an hour.