Buy Cinnamon (Ceylon)
Milled and blended in Hong Kong.
Cinnamon is one of the most well known spices in the world! But most Cinnamon sold is actually Cassia Cinnamon, not True Cinnamon. Cassia Cinnamon, fine in it's own right, is blown out of the water with sweetness by this Sri Lankan Cinnamon. Sri Lankan True Cinnamon comes in many grades, each regulated by rigid ISO standards. Commonly sold True Cinnamon is sold in C5 quality - thick long sticks. However, the finest is our special Alba grade Ceylon Cinnamon. Delicate, thin, layer upon layer on fine perfuming Cinnamon. It's a pastry chef's dream cinnamon, and the best in the world - although much more expensive than it's Cassia counterpart. Freshly grind to use - this Cinnamon can even be crushed with your bare hands, but we suggest using an electric grinder to get it fine. You can even infuse the taste and aroma from single sticks by stirring in teas, coffees, and liquid based desserts.
Cinnamon (Ceylon) Cooking Notes:
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Japanese, American, Mexican, French
Food Pairings: Sauces, ice cream, cookies, chocolate, cakes, stir fries, soups, meat, vegetable dishes, bread
Flavour / Tastes Like: Honey, Fig, Rose
Serving size: 0.5 grams (powdered) as dry spice or 2.5g (1 stick) if used to flavour broths.
Directions for use: Use whole sticks directly for flavouring drinks and broths, discard before serving. Use fresh ground cinnamon powder for flavouring all manner of pastries, breads and those instances where you want a really precise amount of cinnamon in your curry / stew / etc.
Cinnamon (Ceylon) Technical Notes:
Origin: Sri Lanka
Quality*: Premium Ceylon Alba, 7cm
Also known as: Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Blume, TRUE CINNAMON, TUJ, CEYLON CINNAMON, 錫蘭肉桂
Appearance: 7cm length thin sticks, skin removed. Roughly 2.5g each
*INDUSTRY SPECIFIC TERMINOLOGY.
Please note that our ingredients are 100% natural and processed using traditional methods. As a result there may be some visible imperfections. Our spices will have variations in size and colour due to factors such as the amount of sunlight they received when growing, or the amount of rainfall in a particular season. These differences in appearance are entirely normal, and are the result of not treating them with any chemicals, reducing unnecessary hand selection, and minimizing waste.