Today, Sri Lanka commands over 90% of the world production of Cinnamon which is offered to the market in the form of ‘Quills’. The art of making Cinnamon quills has been handed down from generation to generation and is unique to Sri Lanka, which is also amongst the major producers of Cinnamon bark oil in the world.

Sri Lankan Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zylensis) or ‘True Cinnamon’ has always stood out from the rest of the spices with its distinctive taste and aroma. It is botanically quite different to and distinct from Cassia (Cinnamomum Cassiensis), which is produced in China and Indonesia, and is widely used around the world as a substitute to Cinnamon. Cassia is generally very much cheaper and less refined in taste in comparison to Sri Lankan Cinnamon.

At Eastern Merchants, we export Cinnamon in bulk form (in bales of 100 lbs each) or cut into any customized length according to buyer requirements. We purchase Cinnamon direct from the producers at our purpose-built processing centre in the Cinnamon plantation areas. The grades available in their order of superiority are C5 extra special (or Alba), C5 Special, C5, C4, M5 Special, M5, M4, H1, H2, H2 FAQ, Superfine Quillings, Quillings No. 1 & Quillings FAQ.

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