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Cinnamon Quills

Hand-rolled cinnamon quills, perfect for hot drinks, desserts and braises.

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Our hand-rolled Cinnamon Quills are beautifully fragrant and made just for us by our partners in Sri Lanka. They have an enticing, warm flavor that blooms when heated, and you can use a whole quill in place of a standard cinnamon stick.

These quills are perfect for hot beverages, porridge, rice pudding, and savory dishes like braises and stews. Their skinny shape is a mark of incredible skill — each one is hand-rolled and custom-cut to fit in this jar! 



Matale, Sri Lanka


Cinnamon sticks


Dried and hand-rolled, then cut to size


 Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Tasting notes:

Honey • Orange Peel • Tea Tree

Cooking tips

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


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We worked with a group of small farmers in Sri Lanka to source these incredible cinnamon quills. Our partner Hafiz, working alongside his brother Huzaifah and their team, collected the cinnamon from each farmer after it was precisely rolled into tight quills. Our partners went the extra step and made sure that each quill was the right size to fit into our jars!

Sri Lankan cinnamon is some of the finest in the world, and we are honored to be working with expert cinnamon suppliers in the rural areas in and around Matale for these exquisite cinnamon quills!


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 ,DE) 
  • 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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