Red Sichuan Pepper is hua jiao in Chinese, or “flower pepper.” Despite its name, it isn’t related to black pepper or chili pepper; it’s the outer pod of berries in the prickly ash family. Its distinct flavor is woody, pungent and slightly citrusy from a unique essential oil. It creates a tingly sensation on the palate, and its effect, combined with the heat of chilis, is known as ma la in Sichuan cooking – “numbing and spicy.”
Red Sichuan Pepper now also comes in our special Longevity jar made of thick, durable, unique glass which blocks out damaging light that causes decay. This airtight, light-proof jar blocks out harmful air, moisture, and light, protecting our spices and preserving their freshness. Our Longevity jar not only looks beautiful and elegant, but it's also completely reusable, eco-friendly, and will last for years. All spices in the Longevity collection come in refill packs, so you only need to get the Longevity jar once for each spice and then just get the refill packs when the spice runs out, reducing waste and creating a sustainable solution for your kitchen. Longevity jar size: 2" diameter, 3.5" high.