About Cinnamon Hill
Watch a Master peeler of Ceylon cinnamon and his wife at work at Top House, Weligama.
- Our cinnamon
The finest true cinnamon comes from Sri Lanka whilst, in our view, 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! Your Canelle Spray worked perfectly.
Gilbert Gaytan, New York
Canelle Spray FAQs
I'm delighted to have discovered a healthy product that works so well!
We recommend you hold the grater at a slight angle to your plate or on your chopping board and grate the stick firmly downwards, so the tip forms a flat diagonal. There may be a bit of flaking with the first few strokes, but thereafter it should be like fine powder.
Treat your grater with tender loving care. DO NOT PUT IN THE DISHWASHER OR SOAK IN HOT WATER. To clean the oak grater, brush the blade with a dry bristle brush and wipe the handle with a moist cloth. Every now and again rub a little olive oil into the wood, taking care not to smudge the metal. The plastic grater can be hand washed in clean, soapy water.
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: International tracked (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.
- News & Ideas
See life from the top of Cinnamon Hill
Listen to an 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 aroma and 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 cinnamon 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 with other cinnamon lovers on our website.
- 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 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 use it to lower my A1C
Cinnamon capsule FAQs
Canelle d'Or is the golden elixir of Ceylon cinnamon leaf oil. This unique oil occurs in tiny amounts as a by-product of the cinnamon leaf oil distillation process. Its name in Sinhalese, the language of Sri Lanka, means "oil as light as air."
Canelle d'Or has all the therapeutic properties of pure cinnamon leaf oil, but an even finer scent - like perfume - and is very gentle on the skin. Dab a little on your wrist and you'll see what we mean! And it doubles up as a highly effective mosquito repellent; quite the opposite of normal perfume, which attracts mosquitos.
Due to its scarcity, the oil is extremely precious. Produced at Cinnamon Hill's sister company, Top House in Sri Lanka, we're considering adding it to our product range in 2020.
But for now, we're just happy to share a 3ml roll-on bottle of Canelle d'Or as a thank-you to any of our Cinnamon Lovers Club members who place an order in the run-up to Xmas.
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. If you're already a registered customer, you can apply any time by entering your name and email address below. Then, as soon as we’ve checked your purchase history, we'll send you an email confirming your club membership (usually within 24 hours). Thereafter your CLC status will be recognized whenever you log in and a 10% discount applied to your order value. If you qualify for membership but are still a guest customer, you will need to register before applying, which is easily done by clicking on the My Account link at the bottom of this page.
Enter your details below to apply for membership
PS We have a special gift for our members who make a purchase in the run-up to Xmas. See Canelle d'Or above.
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.
- 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.
- Wholesale & Affiliate opportunities
Many of our customers and blogger friends have become online affiliate sales partners. It’s easy to set up and we share revenues generously. We also welcome wholesale orders. Please email us here to learn more.
- Top House, Sri Lanka
The inspiration for Cinnamon Hill - a beautiful hilltop cinnamon plantation near the sea on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. It's here that the essential oil for our mosquito repellent, Canelle Spray, and the ground powder for our pure cinnamon capsules are produced, under the watchful eye of Cinnamon Hill's owners.
We offer both private and group tours of the plantation, where you can watch expert peelers crafting beautiful quills by hand and discover how cinnamon oil is made in our artisan oil distillery. Both processes are completely natural and self-sustaining.
So, if you'd like to learn more about cinnamon and are travelling to Sri Lanka, please send us a message through the Contact page. All are welcome!