Although the spice is now very commonly available, cinnamon once was the most sought after spice in the world. It was a gift fit for kings. Gods even.
Sri Lanka is a culinary treasure cove. Spices, different varieties of rice and fruit and vegetables in all colours and sizes grow in abundance all over the island.
The tale of Ceylon tea story starts with coffee.
1835, two years before Queen Victoria ascended the throne in England, was the birthyear of a remarkable figure. His name was James Taylor.