Chios mastic (Mastiha), known from the ancient times for its beneficial and therapeutic properties is the aromatic resin from the trunk and the branches of the mastic tree (Pistachia Lentiscus var. Chia), which is a bush that can only be found in Southern Chios. The mastic appears like a tear from the carved parts of the tree and flows in drops to the ground.
local tradition demands that the Chios mastic liqueur Psychis should be served with dessert, after each meal or with coffee. Today, the mastic liqueur Psychis is an excellent choice for consumption as a shot, always frozen, or even as an aperitif served in a wine glass with crushed ice!
Ouzo Chios “Rempiko”
Ouzo of Chios Psychis, “rempiko.” It took its name form the traditional copper distillery, as it is called in the dialect of Chios, its aroma from the aniseed and the care during the distillation process, the decoration of its bottle from the passion of the traditional craftsmen of the island, when they create by painting the walls with the scraped designs called, “xysta” and its personality from the heart of the distiller of Chios. Alcohol 42% by vol and 84 proof.