Royal Cinnamon
Royal Cinnamon
Royal Cinnamon
Royal Cinnamon
Royal Cinnamon

Royal Cinnamon

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Our Royal Cinnamon has been harvested in the mountains around the ancient Vietnamese capital city of Huế for millennia.

Royal Cinnamon is the species Cinnamomum loureiroi, an heirloom variety very rarely exported, and it exemplifies the intense sweetness and spiciness for which Vietnamese cinnamon is prized. Cinnamomum loureiroi was historically called Saigon cinnamon, but most of what's exported as Saigon cinnamon these days is Cinnamomum cassia. They are different species, but they are often confused for one another, and it's worth noting that neither cinnamon grows anywhere near Saigon!

Use it in place of Saigon or other cinnamons in pastries and baked goods, or sprinkle into rich, savory meat or tomato-based dishes.

If you're looking for cinnamon that's less sweet and spicy and more citrusy and complex, check out our Cinnamon Verum.

 What They're Saying:

"An out-of-this-world cinnamon and yes, you can taste the difference." -The Daily Beast

"Compared to any other ground cinnamon, this is powerful stuff." -Bon Appetit

"My favorite cinnamon is the Vietnam-sourced Royal Cinnamon from Burlap & Barrel." -Ben Mims, LA Times

"It is so robust and so complex, I cannot go back to any other." Deb Perelman, Smitten Kitchen

  • Origin: Quang Nam Mountains, Vietnam
  • Aliases: Saigon cinnamon, cassia cinnamon
  • Process: Sun-dried
  • Ingredients: 100% royal cinnamon, ground (Cinnamomum loureiroi)
  • Tasting notes: Brown Butter • Buckwheat Honey • Orange Peel

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Our Royal Cinnamon comes from the mountains of Quang Nam in central Vietnam. This area was historically famous for spicy, sweet cinnamon, but in the last decade, the commodity market has shifted further north, where the prices are lower. Everyone told us that this area wasn't worth visiting and that their heirloom cinnamon variety wasn't being harvested anymore. We were very happy to discover that's not the case - the cinnamon here IS being harvested, and is incredible, probably the most intense we've ever tasted.

They use a technique for harvesting cinnamon that we've never encountered before - instead of chopping down the tree to harvest the bark, they make a deep cut around the base of the tree and let the bark dry on the tree for a couple of weeks before harvesting it. That makes it easier to harvest, but it also concentrates essential oils rather than letting them evaporate as the bark dries in the hot sun. The bark comes off the tree mostly dry and very intensely spicy and sweet, with a beautiful fragrance that we could smell from half a mile away.

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05/15/2021
Anonymous
United States
The BEST!

I have been using this cinnamon for more than a year in a myriad of dishes, and it is the best cinnamon I have ever used! It is sweet, spicy, and beautiful!!

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05/15/2021
Wendy F.
United States United States
Great

The perfect cinnamon.

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05/14/2021
Meredith
United States United States
Amazing cinnamon

This is the most potent cinnamon I’ve been able to find - only need a little bit to get the incredible flavor!

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05/12/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
My favorite cinnamon

Love your Royal Cinnamon. I use it daily so purchased a large container.

NH
05/12/2021
Nancy H.
United States United States
Great Cinnamon

Working it into any recipe I can- love your spices

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