Wild Timur Pepper

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Timur peppers are a member of a family of very special tingly spices, including Sichuan and Sansho peppers. In addition to providing an incredible flavor, they also create a tactile, numbing or buzzing sensation on your tongue. 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.

Timur peppers are incredibly rare, and we're SO excited to be adding them to our lineup. They're one of our personal favorite peppers  they have a citrusy, zesty complexity that doesn't exist in any other pepper we've tasted.

If you haven't cooked with them before, try grinding them 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.

They also make a great DIY spice blend, mixed with black and white peppercorns, and they are a novel alternative to Sichuan or Sancho pepper.

    Origin:

    Bardiya, Nepal

    Aliases:

    Timut pepper

    Process:

    Sun-dried

    Ingredients:

    Dried timur pepper (Zanthoxylum armatum)

    Tasting notes:

    Grapefruit • Hemp • Tongue Tingle


    Timur peppers can cause a numbing, tingling sensation in your mouth, particularly on your lips and the tip of your tongue. It's not an indication of an allergic reaction, just a delightful tactile sensation that accompanies the flavor of several related spices, including Sichuan peppers. 


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    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.

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    06/20/2022
    Gail
    United States United States

    I love this pepper!

    My favorite new discovery at b&b. This is a must ingredient on my salad. The flavor is wonderful but, oh the smell when grinding sends me into ecstasy and sets the tone for my upcoming meal. The only caveat is the grind can be a bit rough - sometimes there are indigestible pieces - my husband thought perhaps I didn’t wash the lettuce! - but not a big deal and I don’t think would be an issue in other dishes.

    FB
    06/12/2022
    Frances B.
    United States United States

    Game changing!

    It has been such a game changer to use Timur pepper. This extraordinary spice adds a citrusy zing to Chinese food - particularly Ma Po Tofu, grilled pork chops, and basic napa cabbage and tofu stir fries. It is a treat to enjoy such exotic flavors despite the limitations of our tiny kitchen. It's not as numbing as Sezchuan pepper, so it goes over well with Chinese food newbies.

    JB
    04/27/2022
    Jade B.
    United States United States

    Pepper surprise

    One of my favorites. I grind this and put in my morning tonic drink along with ginger and coriander. Love it. It has hints of grapefruit, so unexpected. A nice surprise.

    GC
    04/06/2022
    Gwendolyn C.
    United States United States

    Lovely spice, lovely service—happy to have it again!

    First found Timur pepper in a local grocer, bought it on a whim and loved it—then the store proceeded to never stock it again! Thanks to B&B we've been able to once again enjoy one of our favorite spices. There were some initial issues with shipping, but once I reached out they were resolved very quickly without any hassle (thanks Susan!) Highly recommend if you want something zingier than standard black pepper—GF and I love it on pork chops or as part of mapo tofu.

    SW
    03/29/2022
    Steven W.
    United States United States

    Timur Peppercorns

    What a wonderful aroma. You will be during duty in Biltong duty....

    J
    03/25/2022
    Joseph
    United States United States

    Exotic

    Upon opening I was overwhelmed with the most pleasing fragrance…this is why I like ordering from Burlap and Barrel…you offer such exotic spices to enhance the pleasure of cooking eating and living …

    SL
    02/03/2022
    Stephen L.
    United States United States

    Incredible Flavor

    super floral and an incredible citrus rind notes!

    A
    02/02/2022
    Anonymous
    United States United States

    Definitely enjoyable

    Love it! Bold flavor and loving the tingling feeling!

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