"My favorite cinnamon is the Vietnam-sourced Royal Cinnamon from Burlap & Barrel." -Ben Mims, LA Times
Royal Cinnamon has been harvested in the mountains around the ancient Vietnamese capital city of Huế for millennia. The same species as Saigon cinnamon (cinnamomum loureiroi), Royal Cinnamon is an heirloom variety not widely harvested or exported, and exemplifies the intense sweetness and spiciness for which Vietnamese cinnamon is prized. Use it in place of Saigon or other cinnamons in pastries and baked goods, or sprinkle into rich, savory meat or tomato-based dishes.
Tasting Notes: Brown Butter, Buckwheat Honey, Orange Peel
Cooking: Beautiful in baked goods, spice cookies and desserts. Sprinkle over yogurt and oatmeal, and add to smoothies. Add to hot water for a cinnamon tea or supplement a chai masalas.
About Burlap & Barrel: Burlap & Barrel is a new kind of spice company. They work directly with partner farmers who grow the most interesting, beautiful and delicious spice varietals and distribute them faster and fresher than anyone else. And as a social enterprise, they ensure that all purchases support the farmers directly.