Best Cinnamon Sticks

What are the best cinnamon sticks? We tried out a dozen brands in hot beverages, looking for the best aroma . . . at a price that didn’t break the bank.

We judged cinnamon sticks on best overall taste, scent and consistent quality. 

One tip we learned: soak the sticks in boiling water for a couple minutes to help release the scent. That’s why adding a cinnamon stick to very hot tea will infuse your entire kitchen or office with this wonderful scent.

We also know folks use cinnamon sticks for crafts . . . holiday wreaths, sachets, and more. We found a good suggestion for these folks, where buying a large amount of sticks in bulk is best. 

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