Group Buy The Hanoi - Cassia (Saigon) Cinnamon Gourmet from Vietnam

$9.95 $11.95


VanillaPura is pleased to introduce our first Cassia Cinnamon, as requested by many of our customers for use in extract-making. Due to the dry, brittle nature of this and other spices, they are sealed in pouches but often not vacuum sealed, as the sharp edges of the spice can puncture a vacuumed pouch. 

Best Price: $2.36/oz when you buy a 1lb pouch
Cinnamon Family: Cinnamomum aromaticum (Saigon)
Cinnamon Origin: Vietnam
Aroma: Most common cinnamon. Bold, spicy cinnamon smell
Extract Taste: Spicy pronounced traditional cinnamon
Size 3-9 sticks/oz. Each stick is 3-5 inches long on average. 
Minimum Order 4oz ($2.49/oz) 
This is a "Group Buy" product, which means it has a low price because it is bundled with other orders. Orders that include Group Buy products usually ship in 4-6 weeks.
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Cassia (Saigon) cinnamon is one of the world's most widely-used spices. This is the original cinnamon tree bark, dating as far back as 216 BCE and found to provide sweetness in cooking, aromatic benefits with incense, oils and fragrance enhancers. This is the world's most popular and widely used cinnamon, originating in China but cultivated today in many regions around the world, including the region of this beautiful cinnamon stick: Vietnam. The rich, tropical soils of Vietnam capture a spicy, bold lovely cinnamon taste and aroma that you will find familiar, as this is the most popular cinnamon used by culinary professionals everywhere.

Vietnam Map


We named this sweet spice after the capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi. A place where fresh, local cuisine is as much a part of the culture as the people that farm there. 

Hanoi Market Place 

When you open a pouch of Cassia Cinnamon sticks, you will notice that the aroma is a familiar and spicy cinnamon scent, but not overpowering, as the natural drying process of the quells locks the sweetness inside. As you visually observe the cinnamon stick, you will see that it is hollow and that the individual quells are quite thick and can be difficult to break. 

When you break or grind the quells, the wonderful cinnamon aroma is released. It's a bold, traditional and pronounced spicy cinnamon aroma. Dropping the cinnamon stick into an alcohol base for at-home extract-making also releases the beautiful, natural aroma. You will immediately notice that familiar cinnamon scent and, within just a few weeks, that beautiful and spicy cinnamon taste. 

While Cassia Cinnamon is esteemed greatly for its spicy cinnamon extract taste, it is also used in hot teas, holiday wassails, coffee, hot chocolate and horchatas among many others. It is also ground for its powder that is sprinkled on top of frostings, pies, drinks and other desserts. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Kathy Wilkins

I was buying, what I thought was, the best cinnamon from a specialty spice shop…and I was really happy with it…until I tried The Hanoi. OH MY GOSH! This is, hands down, the BEST cinnamon ever! Good bold cinnamon flavor and fabulous scent - not overpowering, just amazingly flavorful. I’ve gifted it several times, and recipients always mention it over and over again. Would give it more stars if I could!


They are great

Susan Murphy
strong awesome cinnamon

I love the taste of Cinnamon. I used these beauties to swim in some Capt. Morgan Rum to make Cinnamon Extract. I use it for drinks and or hot chocolate and iced coffee. Also goes well in a cake or cinnamon rolls. The smell was awesome. My Mom used some to fragrant her Christmas Wreath.


Everything I have bought from vanilla Pura is awesome


Very good!