About Cinnamon Hill
There is no organic certification process in either Sri Lanka or Vietnam. However, in neither country are pesticides used at all in the farming of cinnamon. In Vietnam the cinnamon is grown as a tree, without any use of fertilisers. In Sri Lanka, where it is grown as a bush, natural and artificial fertilisers are usually used.
Once cut, we dry our cinnamon to a precise moisture level to ensure maximum flavour and freshness.
- Our cinnamon
In our view, the finest true cinnamon comes from Sri Lanka, while the finest cinnamon cassia comes from Vietnam. Our partners source the best cinnamon directly from the farmers at harvest time. The cinnamon is inspected and shipped to England where it is checked again, stick by stick, and packaged for distribution from Lancashire.
Watch this video to see how to use and clean the wooden grater. Treat your grater with tender loving care. To clean, brush the grater blade with a dry bristle brush and wipe the handle with a moist cloth. DO NOT PUT IN THE DISHWASHER OR SOAK IN HOT WATER. The plastic grater can be hand washed in clean, soapy water but is not recommended for the dishwasher.
These folks have created a beautiful way to experience REAL FOOD.
Kristen, Food Renegade, Texas
All items are dispatched on the day of your order if possible.
Cinnamon boxes alone will come in a carton containing up to two boxes, so that they fit through your letterbox. Similarly, Starter sets will be sent out individually and will fit through your letterbox. However, Grater packs and other combinations will be packaged together in larger cartons.
Postage and packing costs are set out in your shopping basket once you have specified your order, destination and delivery method.
We deliver to the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. Unfortunately, we cannot accept orders to other countries because of delivery problems.
We use the following delivery methods (estimated delivery times in brackets):
UK: Standard 1st Class post (2-3 working days) or Special delivery (1-2 days).
Europe: Standard post for a Starter set or up to 2 Cinnamon boxes (5 working days). International tracked for Grater packs or multiple orders (5 working days).
USA & Rest of the World: Standard post for a Starter set or up to 2 Cinnamon boxes (10 working days). International tracked for Grater packs or multiple orders (6 working days). FedEx is available for fast delivery of any orders to the USA (3 days).
Our postage and packing costs are as charged to us and do not include any mark-up. VAT charges apply only to grater purchases for delivery to the UK and Europe. Cinnamon is free of VAT.
- Lost or damaged items
We hope you are satisfied with your purchase but we understand that items occasionally get lost or damaged in the post. If your order has not arrived within 15 days for the UK/Europe or 30 days elsewhere, please contact us. If any items arrive damaged, please notify us immediately.
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See life from the top of Cinnamon Hill
Listen to a recent interview with co-founder Rupert Beeley
- Harvest dates
Harvest depends upon the timing of the monsoon rains in different areas. In general, the harvest in Vietnam occurs in the late Spring while in Sri Lanka it occurs twice every 18 months in different cycles across the island.
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We buy our cinnamon at harvest and mark the date on each pack. Our cinnamon sticks are individually wrapped in biodegradable cellophane to keep their full flavour. They're at their tastiest within a year of harvest (Ceylon) and 18 months (Saigon). Stale supermarket cinnamon will splinter on the grater. To guarantee freshness we only sell online.
And seriously? Buy some of this cinnamon.
Shauna, Gluten Free Girl, US
- Using our cinnamon
The two cinnamons taste very different - apple with Saigon cinnamon tastes quite different from apple with Ceylon cinnamon – so you may want to experiment.
Good, fresh cinnamon has a strong taste and you may prefer to use a little less than the recommended amount in a recipe, in particular with Saigon cinnamon.
Use whole sticks of either to enhance the flavour of your casserole or grate the cinnamon over your food as a garnish, as you might with pepper or nutmeg.
We would love to hear your views and recipe ideas and share them on the blog.
- Grater craftsmanship
The best way to capture the sweet aroma and taste of good quality, fresh cinnamon is to grate it into a fine powder and use it immediately. Conventional graters do not work so we have designed a cinnamon grater specially for this purpose. They look beautiful and they really work.
Our wooden graters are made by Graham in Lancashire, England from FSC certified European crown-cut oak making each one unique. The grater blades are made from stainless steel laser-etched in Birmingham, England. Our ceramic pots are hand-made in Staffordshire, England by husband and wife team Karen and Andrew. Our black plastic-moulded graters have been modelled on the original wooden grater and are made in Gloucestershire, England.
- Food safety
Our cinnamon meets demanding international standards of food safety, as well as USA and European food wrapping requirements. The cinnamon sticks are wrapped individually. All our packaging materials are biodegradable. All our grater materials have been verified as food safe.
- Customs duties
Our cinnamon sticks and cinnamon graters are free of any customs duties in the USA (up to an order value of $200) and Europe.
Our cinnamon graters are subject to VAT in the UK and Europe. We cannot vouch for the rest of the world.
The cinnamon is incredibly fresh and the grater will last forever.
BBC Olive Magazine
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