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.
- Lemongrass and Herb Spiced Sausage
- Toss into stir-fries as soon as the oil is hot
- Mix with peppercorns and add to your pepper mill
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.
- Wild Timur Pepper
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.
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.
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.
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.
What a wonderful aroma. You will be during duty in Biltong duty....
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 …
super floral and an incredible citrus rind notes!
Love it! Bold flavor and loving the tingling feeling!