Ceylon Cinnamon Quills are cigar-like sticks made from the inner bark of the Ceylon Cinnamon Tree

Ceylon Cinnamon Quills   

Ceylon Cinnamon Quills are cigar-like sticks made from the inner bark of the Ceylon Cinnamon or True Cinnamon Tree (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), a plant native to Sri Lanka.

Hand rolled by cinnamon peelers into metre-long quills like a giant cigar, Ceylon Cinnamon Quiils has a delicate structure, a sweet flavour and fragrance, and over 250 times less Courmarin.

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 Cinnamon Quill Varieties

Alba Cinnamon


Alba cinnamon is of the highest quality and has the best flavour of all Ceylon Cinnamon. It is made from the finest and thinnest inner bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree.

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Pure C5 Special Ceylon Cinnamon

C5 Special

Continental Ceylon Cinnamon is the second-best quality after Alba. It is tan, and yellow in colour, smooth texture, distinctive and sweet flavour. C5 Special is one of the highest-quality Ceylon Cinnamon grades. Its quill diameter is 10-12 mm. C5 carries a golden/yellow hue, and a sweet flavour and scent.

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C5 cinnamon quills


C5 cinnamon quills are slightly smaller than the C4 variety, with a diameter ranging from 10-12 mm. They exhibit a rich, reddish-brown colour, adding an attractive touch to any culinary creation. The flavour and aroma of C5 cinnamon are exquisite, boasting a delightful blend of sweetness and warmth that is sure to enhance a wide variety of dishes.

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C4 Cinnamon Quills at Tropical Island


C4 cinnamon quills are 13-15 mm in diameter, golden yellow, and have a pleasant flavour and aroma. C4 cinnamon is relatively inexpensive compared to other cinnamon stick grades.

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M4 grade Cinnamon Quills


Coarser in texture, brown in hue, and powerful and spicy in aroma, Mexican or M-grade Ceylon Cinnamon is less subtle in flavour, when compared to Alba and C grades of Ceylon cinnamon.  The M4 grade is very similar to the M5 Cinnamon grade. The sticks are light brown and are approximately 18–20 inches in diameter. 

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M5 grade Cinnamon Quills


M5 sticks are golden brown with slightly reddish patches on the surface of the quills. They are thinner and rougher in texture.

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Brown Hamburg cinnamon Quills


Hamburg cinnamon is brown and usually features dark brown patches on the skin as they are produced from more mature cinnamon bushes, which makes it the thickest, least delicate variety of Ceylon Cinnamon.   The best cinnamon of Hamburg grade with the lowest quill diameter of 23 mm in the grade, H1 has a pale brown hue, distinct flavour, a stronger scent, and a quite coarse texture. 

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H2 Cinnamon Quills


H2 shows very similar attributes to the H1 Cinnamon grade with a 90% availability of golden yellow and good-quality cinnamon sticks.

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Benefits & Uses

A Unique Quill 

The light brown multi-fold cigar-shaped roll makes Ceylon Cinnamon look different from other types of Cinnamon found in the global market. Despite being rich in fibre, Ceylon Cinnamon sticks are delicate and lighter like butterfly wings, the layers inside the roll are soft and brittle and can be easily broken by hand.

Flavourful and Fragrant   

Sweet and warm with a woody citrusy flavour Ceylon cinnamon quills have a unique fragrant aroma, making Ceylon Cinnamon a highly prized and much sought-after spice in the global market.

Health Benefits

Rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Ceylon Cinnamon helps to reduce inflammation, controls blood sugar levels and protects against heart and brain diseases.

Most Favourite Spice 

Ceylon Cinnamon Quills are used in many industries for many purposes. Other than being used as a flavouring in the culinary preparations and food industries across the world, Cinnamon is also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and dental products.

Medical Purposes  

Ceylon Cinnamon is rich in anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anticancer, antihypertensive, antitubercular, anticonvulsant, anti-adipogenic, antihyperglycemic, antioxidant, and neuroprotective properties.

Safe for Use 

Ceylon Cinnamon has the lowest amount of coumarin compared to Cassia and Saigon Cinnamon.