Our Pani Miris Cinnamon quills come from the Dissanayake family farm in the hills of Pasyala, Sri Lanka. The cinnamon bark is harvested sustainably and peeled from select tree branches before being hand-rolled into pristine quills. These aren't like ordinary cinnamon sticks, where you use a whole one and toss it out. The quills are meant to be peeled or gently broken apart, so one quill goes a long way!
This cinnamon has a distinct herbal aroma perfect for savory dishes — a piece of the quill is a welcome addition to rice, beans and stews. And of course it's at home in sweet drinks, rice puddings and baked desserts.
About that name: Pani Miris Kurundu (පැණි මිරිස් කුරුඳු) means "sweet spicy cinnamon" in Sinhala.
Admiral Dissanayake (wearing a red shirt in the photo) is a former naval officer in Sri Lanka who spent 30 years serving the country away from home. After he retired, he was finally spending time at home and decided to start a permaculture farm in his hometown. He set up an organic farm growing cinnamon, which is native to Sri Lanka.
We ended up connecting with his daughter Madhu during the pandemic. Like many of us, she was stuck at home, so she used that time to learn more about the family business. She ended up reaching out to us, and we're so glad that she did!
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I switched from the cinnamon sticks to the quilled. The quills pack an amazing taste without being overpowering.
Perfect addition to the cinnamon options
I was excited to receive this cinnamon. It’s a great addition. I’ve been using it for recipes calling for cinnamon sticks including moles and tea. Definitely is more on the savory side. If I had a complaint, it’s that I can’t get enough in one order!
The cinnamon quills had lovely and fragrant. The really grated nicely using a small hand grater. Little a sweet taste and a more subtle cinnamon flavor. Worked beautifully for my dish.
Exquisite cinnamon bark
layered and flavorful, another amazing offering from b&b
Best quality spices we’ve ever used. Will be ordering again.