Terre Exotique Timiz Pepper - 35g

Terre Exotique Timiz Pepper - 35g

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Part of the Piper capense botanical species, this pepper grows in the wild in the forests of the South Western Ethiopian highlands, at altitudes of more than 2000m.

The Manjo endogamous caste, renowned for their knowledge of the wild, were the only ones to pick this pepper and use it in their pharmacopoeia as early as the 14th century.

They were the only ones to know where to find the plants and identify the right variety. This knowledge is still handed down among the Manjo today.

After the annual harvest, this long peppercorn is traditionally dried on the hearth of local tukul homes, built out of eucalyptus wood and bamboo. This is what gives it its characteristic smoky smell and flavour.

Its intense aromas of Havana tobacco, resin and roast herbs will liven up chicken liver terrines, sweetbreads, lobster tails in citrus sauce and bitter chocolate desserts.