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Fly By Jing Sichuan Pepper

Fly By Jing Sichuan Pepper

$23.00

2019 HARVEST TRIBUTE PEPPER [50G]

An ancient Chinese spice that has been cultivated in Sichuan for thousands of years, huajiao (Sichuan pepper) is responsible for the cuisine’s famous tongue-tingling sensation. Our huajiao is grown in Qingxi village, along the mountainous Tea Horse Road, an ancient trading route dedicated to the transport of tea and spices from China to the West. The small village produces a variety called gongjiao (Tribute Pepper), so prized for its many uses that it was offered in tribute to the emperor. It is excruciatingly hand-picked to preserve its delicate oils, and sells out almost immediately after the annual harvest in August.  Thrown whole into long braises and stews or roasted and ground to top iconic dishes like mapo tofu and twice-cooked pork, just-harvested gongjiao can be transformational.