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Jul 19, 2012 04:50 PM

Looking for Cinchona Bark/Powder in the Bay

Looking for Cinchona Bark or Powder somewhere in the Bay, preferably SF. Using it to make Quinine Syrup for Gin and Tonics, I have heard its hard to find. Can anyone help me out?

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    1. $3/oz when I got some several months ago. Not sure when I'll be making tonic syrup again due to the expense and especially the effort required to make it...zesting all that fruit was a big pain.

      1. My husband bought cinchona bark at Scarlet Sage Herb Co., 1173 Valencia St.

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        1. re: Atomica

          Just called this place and they said they don't have it, and that they are looking for a source to get it..

        2. Ended up trying Duc Loi Market (saw a rec on a previous post) in the Mission and they had it! Thanks for the help!

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          1. re: Carbear99

            Duc Loi still has it.All the other items you need to make the Chow DIY tonic syrup can be found at rainbow grocery including citric acid.

          2. Oaktown Spice Shop sells cinchona, and they sell a kit with a recipe for making tonic syrup.