16 Eylül 2012 Pazar

TEARS OF CHIOS

Mastic is a resin obtained from the mastic tree. Mastic trees which are also called Schinos live more than 100 years and they provide resin from their 5th year until their 70th. The collection of mastic begins when producers clean the area under the tree and they cover it with clay so that the tears will stay clear and dry faster as they fall to the ground. The harvest takes place from July until the beginning of October.
You can see this magical teardrops only in villages of southern Chios (Greek Island) and in Çeşme (on the Turkish coast). Mastic is used for the elaboration of different products, especially a very unique chewing gum, as well as quality spices, medicine, alcoholic beverages and sweets.    
P.S.One of the largest fires of the summer broke out last month and many mastic trees are damaged :(


*Sakız adasının en çok neyini sevdin diye sorsanız hiç düşünmeden mastic -sakız- ağaçları derim. Ağaçlardan akan rezineler sanki gözyaşları gibi tüm ağaçları kaplıyor ve güneşin altında kristaller gibi parlıyor. Bir ağacın ürün vermeye başlaması en az 5 sene alıyormuş. Alıp sadece kısa bir süre çiğnediğimiz o sakızlarda inanılmaz bir emek ve çalışma saklı. Sakız ağaçlarının olduğu alanı ziyaret etmemizden iki gün sonra büyük bir yangının çıkması ve neredeyse adanın yarısını etkilemesi bende ve Çeşme'de bulunan herkesde büyük üzüntü yarattı. Umarız Sakız adası en kısa sürede eski güzelliğine ve sakız ağaçlarına yine kavuşur...












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