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Did you know there are actually two main types of cinnamon?
You're probably familiar with the one commonly found on supermarket shelves called cassia cinnamon. Cassia has a bigger more intense and singular flavor.
And then there's the less common type called Ceylon cinnamon. The special stuff. The crème de la cinnamon. Some call it true cinnamon or Mexican cinnamon.
Ceylon cinnamon is the one that many bakers and chefs seek out. It's the variety we've sourced for you.
So what's the difference?
Both are harvested from the inner bark of evergreen trees. But the two varieties are grown in different countries and have different chemical compounds.
Then there's the taste.
Someone said that tasting Ceylon cinnamon is like listening to your favorite vinyl record on a $4,000 stereo system, while Cassia cinnamon is like listening to an mp3 version in the car. I don't have a stereo like that, but I can imagine.
With Ceylon cinnamon you will notice nuance - lighter, brighter citrus and floral notes. Ceylon is ideal for pastries, cakes, drinks, soups, and desserts. It charms without overpowering.
BTW, if you prefer to grind your cinnamon fresh, we also offer Ceylon cinnamon bark as well.
My partner on the ground in India, Mr. Divakar, sources our Ceylon cinnamon from a storied 250-year-old cinnamon estate in his hometown. Like all of our spices, Divakar ships to us directly, so nothing sits around getting old and stale.
While Ceylon cinnamon costs a bit more than cassia, just think how much you'll save on having to buy a $4,000 stereo.
We normally ship within 1-2 business days after receiving your order.
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are not business days for us. We need some rest too. ;-D
We put together a Shipping FAQs page if you’d like more details on what to expect.
Due to the pandemic, FedEx is no longer guaranteeing 2 Day service, though they should arrive more quickly than other options. Remember, Overnight and 2 Day items require one business day processing time, but we will ship these out first each day.
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Would hate for you to be unhappy. The world has enough unhappiness. We're here to make you happy. Okedoke?
I was expecting a traditional cinnamon fragrance when I opened the canister what hit me was so much more complex. I used it in my chai I make myself first, it adds a dynamic flavor I won't be able to live without. Thank you.
I have not tried Ceylon cinnamon before but will never buy any other kind again. This is sweet and adds so much in a subtle way. The texture is nice too; almost like very fine shavings rather than finely powdered. This is another great discovery for me from Reluctant Trading.
I ordered the Cinnamon Bark for making a Cardamom, turmeric, ginger tea. After trying this I will never go back to store bought cinnamon sticks again.I also bought the Cardamom pods which were equally great! Will definitely be buying again.
Love this Cinnamon so fresh & tastes so good in my morning coffee .
Love the telicherry pepper too ❤️
All I can say is yummmm. So sweet and tasty. I add it to so many things because of the goodness of the components as well as the taste. So glad the reluctance did not hold these guys back.