Strongly aromatic, sweet, pleasant, warm and but hardly bitter or adstringent. Compared to its relatives, cinnamon has a fresh or "lively" tone that is missing in all other cinnamon species. Cinnamomum zeylanicum originates from the island Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon), southeast of India. It is also native to south-west India and the Tenasserim Hills of Burma. Several attempts have been made to transplant cinnamon trees to other parts of the tropic world, but they have become naturalized only on the Seychelles.