Rare Peppers

Épices De Cru Sri Lanka Black Pepper


In a nutshell: These early harvest Sri Lankan peppercorns have a fresh citrus flavour and are perfect for your peppermill.

Our Sri Lankan black pepper has a fresh citrusy taste and a lovely lingering aroma. We select only high density, early harvest berries deep black in colour - high density is a sign that a pepper has been harvested at the right time and properly cured and dried. The dark colour is also indicative of an early harvest, when the fresh peppercorns are still yellow-green in colour. before curing and drying. Black peppercorns harvested at that stage have a fleeting hotness and an extremely fresh taste. A top quality pepper for your pepper mill.

Details 50g

About Épices De Cru
Épices De Cru began in 1982 as a catering partnership between Philippe and Ethné de Vienne. Their mission was a kind of “cooking pot anthropology:” learning the secrets of family cooking around the world and applying these techniques to the needs of hungry Montrealers. The secret, they learned, was spices. Over the last two decades, Philippe and Ethné have searched for the world’s best spices, accompanied by their children, Marika and Arik. The de Viennes believe in direct sourcing spices: visiting growing regions, spending time with growers, and developing personal relationships that last decades. In 2004, they officially opened their first spice shop in Montreal’s fantastic Jean Talon market– it’s since become a mecca for foodies from all over the world. I first visited in 2008 and have been buying and using their spices on a regular basis ever since that first exciting visit. They steadfastly maintain that they do nothing original, only facilitating the exchange of culinary common sense from one place to another. But, what they do is simply quite brilliant - by providing us with the finest quality ingredients, and their superb spice mixes, we can all experiment with unusual spices and recreate delicious recipes from around the world.

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