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  • Burlap & Barrel Royal Cinnamon Single Origin Spice

Royal Cinnamon Single Origin Spice

Article number: 208014
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This Royal Cinnamon has an intense sweetness and spiciness that Vietnamese cinnamon is prized for. This heirloom variety works beautifully in pastries and baked goods or sprinkle into rich, savory meat or tomato-based dishes.

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  • Origin: Quang Nam Mountains, Vietnam 
  • 1.8oz (51g) glass container  
  • Process: sun-dried 
  • Ingredients: Royal cinnamon, ground  
  • Tasting notes: brown butter, buckwheat honey, orange peel 
  • Cooking tip: use in baked good, sprinkle over yogurt, add to smoothies, brew with your coffee or tea

Burlap & Barrel Sourcing

Burlap & Barrel's 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 Burlap & Barrel that this area wasn't worth visiting and that their heirloom cinnamon variety wasn't being harvested anymore. They were very happy to discover that's not the case - the cinnamon there IS being harvested, and is incredible, probably the most intense they've ever tasted.

The technique for harvesting cinnamon in Quang Nam is unique - 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 you could smell from half a mile away.

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