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Spices from Sri Lanka?

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A Sri Lankan friend of mine wants to send me a gift and suggested some of their spices or other cooking ingredients. I have no idea what to ask for aside from perhaps curry.

Any ideas? Anything else that would be neat to receive from Sri Lanka? TIA

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  1. Sri Lanka produces many spices ("curry" is really a mix or blend of ground spices) -- you could ask for whole cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, just to name a few that the island is well-known for. Or you could ask for some pre-mixed curry powders or curry pastes. Or you could ask for some loose-leaf tea from Sri Lanka.