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Cinnamon Collection

Try all of our cinnamons in this beautiful, versatile collection!

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Cinnamon, a beloved spice, is the bark of a tree, and it comes in many different forms and flavors. Try all the types we carry in this beautiful, versatile collection!

Our Cinnamon Collection features:

Cinnamon Verum

Our Cinnamon Verum (aka Ceylon cinnamon or "true" cinnamon) is complex, herbal and a little savory, with notes of pine, citrus peel and sea salt. It comes from Zanzibar, where our partner farmers harvest the inner bark of the cinnamon tree, then dry and grind it.

Ingredient: True Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)


  • Sprinkle over yogurt and oatmeal, and add to smoothies
  • Stir into your favorite coffee, tea or hot chocolate
  • Adorn the top of baked goods and pastries

Royal Cinnamon

Our Royal Cinnamon is an heirloom variety not widely harvested or exported, and it exemplifies the intense sweetness and spiciness for which Vietnamese cinnamon is prized. Use it in place of Saigon or other cinnamons in pastries and baked goods, or sprinkle into rich, savory meat or tomato-based dishes.

Tasting notes: Brown Butter • Buckwheat Honey • Orange Peel


  • Beautiful in baked goods, spice cookies, oatmeal and desserts
  • Brew with your favorite coffee or tea

Cinnamon Tree Leaves

Our Cinnamon Tree Leaves contain the delicate essence of cinnamon and are 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.

Tasting notes: Molasses • Oak • Raw Honey


  • Steep in boiling water for a cinnamon tea
  • Use as a bay leaf replacement in chilis and stews
  • Add a few leaves to your next pot of rice

Cinnamon Quills

Our hand-rolled Cinnamon Quills are beautifully fragrant and made just for us by our partners in Sri Lanka. Their skinny shape is a mark of incredible skill — each one is hand-rolled and custom-cut to fit in this jar! Use them in place of standard cinnamon sticks in hot beverages, porridge, rice pudding, and savory dishes like braises and stews.

Tasting notes: Honey • Orange Peel • Tea Tree


  • Add to warm drinks like hot chocolate, mulled wine, coffee and teas
  • Use in rice pudding, ice cream and other desserts
  • Sub for a standard cinnamon stick in any recipe


While we do not make any health claims on any of our spices, there has been some historic and limited recent evidence that cinnamon can potentially be helpful for:

  • Antibacterial and Antifungal Treatments: Cinnamon oils have demonstrated antibacterial and antifungal activity, and show potential for future alternative and/or synergistic treatments for bacteria and yeast. (ABCDEFG)
  • Cancers: Research has shown some increasing evidence that cinnamon contains some anticancer properties by inducing apoptosis of cancer cells and inhibiting tumor cell growth. (ABC)
  • Cognition and Alzheimer’s Disease: Cinnamon might boost the ability of the brain to utilize glucose, improve cognitive function and help fight Alzheimer’s disease by inhibiting aggregation of a protein called tau.


  • Glycemic Control: Some research has shown cinnamon to be effective in increasing insulin sensitivity and improving fasting blood glucose levels, with potential to support glucose control treatment in the future. (ABC, D, E)
  • Dyslipidemia: Cinnamon has shown to be effective in reducing triglycerides, total cholesterol and/or LDL-C in some studies. (ABCD)

Further clinical studies are warranted and in progress. Please always consult your healthcare provider. This is not intended as medical advice.

how do we compare? Supermarket Icon Supermarket Fair Trade Icon Fair Trade
Heirloom Spices Yes No No
Fair Prices for Farmers Yes No Depends on global commodity price
Time in Storage None. We import spices at harvest Up to 10 years At least 1 year
Flavor Profile Intense & fresh Stale & bland Inconsistent
Knows Farmers Names Yes No Unlikely
Customer Service Fast responses from real people! No There might be a 1-800 number?



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