Burlap and Barrel Tanzanian Cinnamon Verum Shavings

These cinnamon shavings from Tanzania are Ceylon cinnamon, also known as true cinnamon for its superior quality, delicate flavor and health benefits. The shavings have an exceptionally sweet, light aroma which can be attributed to the steep coastal hillsides the cinnamon trees are grown on. All the complex woodsy undertones of this cinnamon, which are more subtle than conventional cinnamon, come through in its aroma, because the company partners with small farms that freshly hand-cut and sun-dry the shavings to order throughout the year.

New York-based Burlap and Barrel is the sole U.S. importer of Tanzanian spices. The company sources high-quality ingredients with an emphasis on sustainability and accountability, values that directly lead them to small producers whose spices are uniquely flavored because they remain untouched by industrial agriculture systems. These organic single-origin products from the Zanzibar archipelago have a light, nuanced flavor and delicate aroma that results from their surrounding island terroir. They are unlike any baking spices we have ever tasted.

We like to use Cinnamon Verum Shavings to flavor liquids such as mulled wine, for crème anglaise or in other applications where they can be used and then strained out. The pieces are also the perfect size for smoking under a glass to infuse flavor into your cocktails, such as in our Cinnamon-Smoked Whiskey Sour. Or, for a dessert that has a full spectrum of cinnamon flavor, use a few of these light, floral shavings alongside deeper, earthier conventional cinnamon sticks in our Caramel Oranges. Our kitchen director, Wes Martin, likes to keep the shavings in a dedicated ratchet grinder, for a finishing touch on creamy desserts, lattes or hot chocolate. Or try a kick of freshly ground Cinnamon Verum Shavings over our sweet Hot Brown Buttered Cider or savory Cinnamon, Beef and Noodle Soup.

  • Net Weight: 1.8 oz
  • Ingredients: 100 % EU-certified Organic Cinnamon tree bark (cinnamomum verum)
  • Allergens: Naturally free of preservatives, fillers, anything artificial, gluten, soy, egg, dairy, and nuts. 
  • Certifications: Organic
  • Place of Origin: Zanzibar, Tanzania