Fresh from another cinnamon hunt in Vietnam, we have just made a new order of Saigon cinnamon. It’s not as easy as you might think. In sourcing the order, our primary concern is taste. This is determined by region, moisture levels, age of trees, height of cut and bark thickness. We also have to consider looks and grateability.
Having chosen the farmer and the plantation – we continue to favour Yen Bai over Quang Nam – we ask for the cinnamon to be sorted as follows:
Next stop Southern Province, Sri Lanka.