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
  • Process: Sun-dried
  • Ingredients: 100% True Cinnamon Tree Leaves (Cinnamomum verum)
  • Tasting notes: Molasses • Oak • Raw Honey

COOKING

  • Steep in boiling water with for a cinnamon tea
  • Use as a bay leaf replacement in chilis and stews
  • Add a few leaves to your next pot of rice
  • Pairs well with: Pemba Cloves, Stone Nutmeg, Allspice Berries

SOURCING

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 it 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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LL
04/12/2020
Luz L.

Smelled like everything was picked at its peak and maintained properly.

GB
04/04/2020
Ginny B.

Love all of the spices! So potent and delicious :)

AF
03/24/2020
Andrew F.

Product is good. Aside from the cinnamon leaves though, I can find similar quality at other spots for less money.

RO
03/06/2020
Rebecca O.

This is the only spice I have purchased from B&B that wasn't, to quote another reviewer, "wow." I used it in place of a bay leaf in a stew recipe and didn't taste it at all. I tried brewing it in to a tea and it didn't have much taste there either.

MM
02/14/2020
Maggie M.

I am slowly incorporating my newly discovered spices! I love being able to try adding to recipes that create a whole new world of taste on the tongue.