Our Wild Timur Pepper grows in the Himalayas and is a citrusy, complex cousin of the Sichuan peppercorn. The peppercorns are the dried berries of a wild tree and cause a delightful tingling, tickling sensation on your tongue. They're perfect ground fresh over steamed fish or added whole to stir-fried greens, or as a replacement for Sichuan pepper with a little something extra. If you haven't experienced it before, this is the moment! The sensation is a classic element of dozens of cuisines across Asia and is absolutely delightful.
Grind into sautéed spinach or over a piece of grilled fish or tofu — starting with a mild main ingredient will let the pepper's flavor and aroma sparkle. Timur Pepper also makes a great DIY spice blend, mixed with black and white peppercorns.
- Toss into stir-fries as soon as the oil is hot
- Mix with peppercorns and add to your pepper mill
- Grind into dipping sauce for dumplings
- Use to finish spicy dishes like Mapo tofu
Timur Peppers are the dried berries of a wild tree. Let's get this out of the way: yes, this is not technically a peppercorn, because it's the fruit of a tree and not a climbing vine. The world of spices is full of taxonomical conundrums.
To source this pepper, we partnered with CHOICE Humanitarian, a non-profit that's been in operation in Nepal for nearly 20 years. They focus on addressing the critical needs of those living in the remote regions of the country, including food and water security, access to improved health resources, and more robust economic development.