Cinnamon Tree Leaves
Cinnamon Tree Leaves - Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices

Cinnamon Tree Leaves

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Warm, spiced leaves from the true cinnamon tree (Cinnamomum verum), sourced from our partner cooperative in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Cinnamon tree leaves have traditionally been a byproduct of the cinnamon harvest. Since they contain the delicate essence of the cinnamon, we thought to put them to use. Use as a slightly sweeter, more interesting alternative to traditional bay laurel leaves. They also make a beautiful cinnamon tea: just infuse a few leaves in a teapot with hot water.

Burlap & Barrel is the sole importer of Zanzibar spices to the US. Like all of the spices from our partner cooperative in Zanzibar, our cinnamon is grown organically.

  • Origin: Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Aliases: Tej pata, tez patta, Indian bay leaf
  • Process: Sun-dried
  • Ingredients: 100% True Cinnamon Tree Leaves (Cinnamomum verum)
  • Tasting notes: Molasses • Oak • Raw Honey

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Cinnamon tree leaves have traditionally been a byproduct of the cinnamon harvest. Since they contain the delicate essence of the cinnamon, we thought to put them to use.

Our cinnamon tree leaves come from the evergreen tree of the genus Cinnamomum aka Ceylon cinnamon. Our cinnamon tree leaves are grown by a cooperative of smallholder farmers on the Zanzibar islands off the east coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean, many of whom have been cultivating cinnamon and other spices (including our cloves, nutmeg and black pepper) for generations. They grow on the steep hillsides rising above the beach, where they thrives in the hot sun, salty breeze and sandy soil, a terroir that contributes to a subtle, smooth flavor without any bitterness. The cinnamon tree leaves are gathered by hand and sun-dried to order throughout the year to guarantee the freshest and most intense flavor.

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KS
03/05/2021
Kurt S.
United States United States
Singaporean Recipe - Spice

I was so pleased to find Cinanmom leaves for a Singaporean recipe I was preparing. Fantastic!

A
03/01/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
New Discoveries

This was part of my second order from Burlap & Barrel. I have been extremely impressed by the quality of their spices and herbs and opted to try something new. After salt and pepper, cinnamon is probably the most used spice in my household, and I did not know the leaves could also be used for cooking. As the description states, these added a delightful unique element to our soups, stews, and curries - similar, but different than Bay Laurel - and they make a very delicious but simple tisane.

A
03/01/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Cinnamon leaves and black nigella seeds

Wonderful! I put them at the bottom of the pan. Cinnamon leaves, black nigella seeds, ginger and veggie stock with whole chicken. Amazing!

H
02/20/2021
Hillary
United States United States
Steep in milk of choice and enjoy.

Still experimenting. Turns steamed milk into a simple pleasure.

S
02/03/2021
Spices
United States United States
Delicious hint of cinnamon

These are great. Love them to impart the nice taste of cinnamon without the overwhelming notes I often find. Good in teas as well. I’m a fan.

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