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.
Bravo! It worked perfectly
Gilbert Gaytan, New York
Canelle Spray FAQs
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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.
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, Hong Kong & the UAE.
Unfortunately, we cannot deliver to PO Box addresses, although we do accept PO Box addresses for billing purposes.
We use the following delivery methods (estimated delivery times in brackets):
UK: Standard 1st Class post (1-3 working days) or Special delivery (1-2 working days).
Europe: International tracked (3-5 working days).
USA: International tracked via USPS (4-7 working days) or FedEx International Priority (1-2 working days).
Rest of the World: Standard post for orders under 250g or International tracked for orders over 250g (3-7 working days).
Our postage and packing costs are as charged to us and do not include any mark-up.
VAT charges apply only to grater and Canelle Spray purchases for delivery to the UK and Europe. Cinnamon is free of VAT.
- Our blog
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 handcrafted by Graham in Lancashire, England from FSC certified European crown-cut oak, making each one unique. Our plastic-moulded graters have been precision-engineered to replicate the wooden grater and are made in Gloucestershire, England. The grater blades are made from foodgrade stainless steel, laser-etched in Birmingham, England. Our ceramic pots are handmade in Staffordshire, England.
I love being a member of the Cinnamon Lovers Club!
Sophie, Life coach, London
- CLC Membership
We invite returning customers to join our Cinnamon Lovers Club. Membership entitles you to a 10% discount on all future purchases. As a member you’re welcome to buy our products at the discounted rate on behalf of your friends and family too. It also puts you on the Harvest Alert email list and gives you occasional updates concerning health benefits, recipes and membership events.
To qualify for membership, you need to have placed a minimum of 2 orders with us (regardless of value). All we need from you then is your name and email address. Once we’ve checked your purchase history we will send you an email confirming your club membership within 24 hours. Thereafter we will recognize you whenever you log in and a 10% discount will be applied to your order value.
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- 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 products are free of any customs duties in the USA and Europe.
Our cinnamon graters and Canelle Spray are subject to VAT in the UK and Europe. However, our cinnamon sticks are exempt.
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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- 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 hasn’t arrived within 10 working days of the estimated delivery time indicated in your Order confirmation, please contact us. If any items arrive damaged, please notify us immediately. Returned goods should be sent to Cinnamon Hill Ltd, Freepost RTKX-XCYZ-UZAC, Blackburn, BB1 3BW, UK.