History of Ceylon Spices

Sri Lanka, historically known under names such as Tabrobane, Serendib and Ceylon, was famous for its high quality spices. In ancient times it maintained relations with the Greeks, Romans and Arabs through its spice trade. 14th century trade route maps of the world have proved that almost all traders of the time passed through Sri Lanka.

The main reasons for this popularity were the spices found in the tropical island of Ceylon. The Portugese, Dutch and English found the country attractive, mainly due its spices.

They came in search of the most enchanted, fabulous spices in the world.

Tropical Sri Lanka with its diverse micro climates and soil types has many spices grown with some of them endemic.

Ceylon Cinnamon and other spices which are indigenous to the beautiful island nation of Sri Lanka, are legendary for well over 2000 years.