Cinchona Bark (Quinine Bark) Pouch

$11.99

Cinchona Bark ready for use in your own freshly made tonic water recipe or try our delicious recipe.

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Cinchona bark is the herb used to create tonic water.  It has a unique flavour and is high in quinine.  See our recipe below to make homemade freshly made tonic water in a concentrated form that you can enjoy with soda water and ice or also with the additional of gin.

Click this link or see below for the full recipe: https://newzealandherbalbrew.co.nz/tonic-water-recipe/

 

Freshly Made Tonic Water Recipe

After a few attempts at making tonic water at home, I like this version the best.

It’s not too sweet and uses fresh stevia leaves which could be changed out with stevia liquid or dried leaves, it has plenty of citrus flavour and enough cinchona fllavour (the plant responsible for that recognisable quinine taste).  You can easily swap around the herbs and spices for those that you prefer.

As this is a concentrated recipe, you can dilute it to your taste liking with sparkling water or still water if you prefer.  This recipe makes about 700 millilitres (a little over a pint) and will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 

TONIC WATER RECIPE
Ingredients
  • 4g cinchona bark
  • 4g citric acid
  • 4g lemon zest (approx. 1 medium lemon)
  • 75ml lemon juice (I used a medium meyer lemon which are very juicy)
  • 3g lime zest (approx. 1 medium lime)
  • 30 ml lime juice (approx. 1 medium lime)
  • 8g lemon grass, fresh and chopped roughly
  • 1g fennel seeds
  • 1g allspice berries
  • 1 x clove
  • 3g stevia leaves, fresh (approx. 8 x medium sized leaves)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink salt
  • 1g lemon verbena, fresh, (approx. 10cm or 4in sprig)
  • 700ml water
Method
  1. Add all ingredients to a pot and bring to a simmer.
  2. Simmer for 3 minutes, then remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Strain, bottle and refrigerate for up to 5 days.  With any sediment that accumulates in the concentrate, allow it to settle at the bottom of the jar and do NOT mix it into the rest of the liquid.  Discard it when you get near to the bottom of the concentrate.
Gin & Tonic

Depending on your flavour preference and how strong you like your G&T, you can adjust the amount of sparkling soda water and gin to suit yourself.

70ml of tonic water combined with 35ml of gin and approximately 200-250ml of soda water, served over  ice and with a slice of fresh lemon in a tall glass.

 

Cinchona Bark Ingredients

Non-Organic Cinchona succirubra bark

  • Convenient re-sealable pouch; contains approximately 30g of bark.

 

Warnings, Interactions & Contraindications
  • Quinine and alkaloid toxicity is possible using the bark in beverages and symptoms can appear either suddenly or over time depending on your sensitivity to quinine.  
  • This tonic recipe is a concentrate which requires dilution according to the above instructions.
  • DO NOT CONSUME MORE THAN TWO DRINKS PER DAY AT THE ABOVE DILUTION.
  • DO NOT CONSUME HOMEMADE TONIC ON AN ON-GOING DAILY BASIS AS QUININE LEVELS CAN BUILD UP IN YOUR BODY.
  • This recipe and the bark itself has not been laboratory tested for quinine levels.  If you have any adverse reactions, discontinue use immediately and seek professional care.
  • If you are taking any medications, please check with your healthcare professional before purchasing and using this herb as cinchona bark can interact and interfere with medications.
  • DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE YOUR OWN MEDICINE USING CINCHONA BARK.
  • If you have a heart condition, do not consume this product.

 

Dosage & Serving Details
  • Follow the prescribed recipe and do not exceed two servings of 70ml of tonic water concentrate per day.
Size

Pouch

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