Cassia Buds

Cassia Buds are the unopened flowers of the cassia (cinnamon) tree that are picked just before blooming and dried in the sun. They have an earthy, floral, cinnamon taste that’s often called for in pickling recipes and some traditional German baking.


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Cassia buds look like small cloves. The picking has to be timed perfectly, therefore the quality can vary greatly from crop to crop. Cassia spice flavor is close to cinnamon but with more of a floral, winey scent. These cinnamon buds are commonly used for pickling and mulling spice blends. Truly authentic pfeffernuss recipes often call for cassia buds in addition to other spices.

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