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Cinnamon leaves

Post by leela » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:01 pm

I was entirely ignorant of the leaves, until I was offered some (non alcoholic) iced tea made with them a few days ago. It was delicious, with a flavour softer and more delicate than the bark, but still definitely cinnamon. My host picked some leaves from her cinnamon tree and gave them to me, and they've dried nicely, stuffed in my back pack.

So apart from making the tea, what else could I use cinnamon leaves for?
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Re: Cinnamon leaves

Post by jessica_fletcher » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:52 pm

Tut tut! Bringing home pants from Africa!

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Post by veronica_inheels » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:53 pm

I haven’t seen leaves .
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Re: Cinnamon leaves

Post by jessica_fletcher » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:59 pm

Lol, Leela's pants cause the plague.

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Post by cuchulainn » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:14 pm

Leela's fault?
Monkeypox: First cases of rare infection diagnosed in UK
By Rob Picheta, CNN

Updated 5:05 AM ET, Wed September 12, 2018

London (CNN)Two people have been diagnosed with monkeypox in Britain in apparently unrelated cases, Public Health England (PHE) have confirmed.

Both patients are believed to have contracted the disease in Nigeria before traveling to England, and were diagnosed days apart. There is no known UK link between the two patients, PHE said Tuesday.
The second patient is being treated in a specialist infectious disease unit at Royal Liverpool University Hospital, after being transferred from Blackpool Victoria Hospital.
It comes after a Nigerian resident was diagnosed with the disease in Cornwall last week. The infection had never previously been diagnosed in the United Kingdom, PHE said.
The second patient is being treated by a specialist unit at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
The second patient is being treated by a specialist unit at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that typically only leads to mild illness and does not spread easily between people, PHE said. Its symptoms include fever, muscle aches and rash. People usually recover within a few weeks, though it can lead to serious illness in some cases.
PHE said they were contacting a number of people who may have been in contact with the patients, including fellow passengers who traveled with the initial patient on their flight from Nigeria.
"It is very unusual to see two cases in such a relatively short space of time. We are working hard to contact individuals, including healthcare workers, that might have come into contact with the individual to provide information and health advice," Zzzzz Phin, the deputy director of the National Infection Service at PHE, said in a statement.
"We know that in September 2017, Nigeria experienced a large sustained outbreak of monkeypox," he added. "It is likely that monkeypox continues to circulate in Nigeria and could, therefore, affect travelers who are returning from this part of the world."
As many as one in ten cases of the disease in Africa result in death, according to the United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease requires two people to be in close contact in order to be passed between them.
Mike Beadsworth, clinical director of the Tropical and Infectious Diseases Unit at the Liverpool hospital, said in a statement that there was "currently no risk to other staff, patients or visitors," and urged people to continue to only visit emergency rooms if their cases are serious.
"The patient is being cared for on our specialist infectious and tropical diseases unit, by highly trained staff who are experienced in dealing with a variety of infectious diseases," he said.
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Post by leela » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:21 pm

Just as well I was on the opposite side of the continent then, Cuch. Nigeria is closer to the UK than it is to Malawi.
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Post by leela » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:23 pm

jessica_fletcher wrote:
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Lol, Leela's pants cause the plague.

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heh
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Re: Cinnamon leaves

Post by Bill Barilko » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:56 pm

Cinnamon Leaves are usually sold as Indian Bay Leaf and as such are available in any Indian grocery-the pack probably just says Bay Leaf but if you look closely you'll see the veins in 'Indian Bay leaf' run differently than the regular product and are often but not always larger.

They are used in cooking Curries of all types adding a tinge of something vaguely Cinnamon-like.

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Post by DianaHaddad » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:44 am

This is interesting because I had a different experience with cinnamon leaves. In Zanzibar at the spice planation they pulled some off the tree and split them in half. Inside was a minty or menthol-like scent, which they explained they used as cold remedy.

Is it only that way when they split them open, maybe?
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Post by leela » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:14 pm

I wonder if there's a difference between fresh and dried?
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Re: Cinnamon leaves

Post by lolasf » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:02 pm

I want cinnamon iced tea! Please figure it out everyone, then just tell me how to make it. Did it have regular tea in it too, or just cinnamon leaves?
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Post by DianaHaddad » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:59 am

leela, maybe that's it.
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Re: Cinnamon leaves

Post by leela » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:58 am

lola, I'll message my friend and ask her. I didn't get the impressions there was anything complex about it. It might even just have been the leaves and water. If there was green tea in it, it didn''t come over at any strength. It was probably the most refreshing iced tea I've ever had. Subtle and lovely.
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Post by leela » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:54 pm

One to two* dried cinnamon leaves to about 75ml of water. Boil for 10-15 mins with a couple of sprigs of mint added for the last minute or so.

She then adds "a shit ton of sugar", but as it really wasn't that sweet, and she eats really healthily, I suspect her definition of shit ton and mine, are different. So just add to taste, bottle, and cool.

*I'm going to try two, as that's a big range. Then dilute it if the flavour isn't as subtle as the one I had.
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Post by lolasf » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:47 pm

Very cool, thank you! I have no idea where to find cinnamon leaves, but I'll start looking around.
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Post by Bill Barilko » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:00 am

lolasf wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Very cool, thank you! I have no idea where to find cinnamon leaves, but I'll start looking around.
And Indian grocery.
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Post by Bill Barilko » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:00 am

lolasf wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:47 pm
Very cool, thank you! I have no idea where to find cinnamon leaves, but I'll start looking around.
Any Indian grocery.
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Re: Cinnamon leaves

Post by islandboi » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:27 pm

II inadvertently purchased some of these years back but made good use of them in curries...
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