Wild treetop pepper
Wild treetop pepper
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Wild treetop pepper
Wild treetop pepper

Wild treetop pepper



Summit pepper or peak berries is a delicate, subtle and rare pepper combining the spiciness of pepper with the flavors of tangerine and notes of leather. It is a wild pepper picked in the mountains in the northwest of the Vietnam in the Lai Châu region.

Cousin of Timur botanically, it offers you its light spiciness, its tangy notes, leather and its aromas of tangerine, to surprise you.

  • Net weight : 45g
  • Usage : Game, Stock sauce, Fish, Dessert


Plant & perfume

This rare, fine and delicious pepper has a spiciness similar to that of Sichuan pepper but much less powerful. Its very particular sensory characteristic with a taste of mandarin that comes just after the little spicy notes.

Thepepper of the Peaks (Zanthoxylum rhetsa) is a shrub tree 3 to 5 m high which will give berries which strangely resemble tiny citrus fruits. These berries once dried open in small lobes revealing the seed. These tangerine fragrances are due to a very simple reason: the genus Zanthoxylum belongs to the large family Rutaceae. And Rutaceae are simply the citrus family!

Wild treetop pepper Max Daumin - History
Wild treetop pepper Max Daumin - Benefits


Cooking and Virtue

It works great when used to season greens as well as in any dish that calls for an exotic citrus edge.

In more detail it is made for fish, crustaceans, shellfish. Its citrus notes will perfectly enhance seafood. It easily enhances a fruit salad and will find its place on white meat. It enhances sauces, meat stocks, game, soups and stews very well.

For a little more daring, try it with chocolate in sweet recipes.


A long journey

With the development of peppers over the past twenty years, the appearance of Sichuan Pepper (used in China) in Europe has encouraged interest in berries belonging to the genus Zanthoxylum such as Sancho or Timur .

Pepper from the Peaks is a rare pepper, not very available, hand-picked by the local population of the mountains of North-West Vietnam in the Lai Châu region.

Wild treetop pepper Max Daumin - Origins