The Pepper Quest

Sourcing is the single most important element when working with pepper and spice. And this is what The Pepper Quest does best. We are bringing single origin, unique quality pepper into your mouth while enabling small scale famers to become their own social enterprises.

In focus

Meet QingXi Tribute Sichuan Pepper

QingXi Tribute Sichuan Pepper The Pepper Quest
  • Character

    Uniquely flowery, electric, citrus that runs through your mouth, vibrating your receptors, binding together flavors in one great symphony.


  • Farmer

    This Sichuan Pepper is grown by the Li Family in the Han Yuan Valley at around 3000 meter above sea level. The village of QingXi is one of the old, mysterious gateways to the ancient tea horse road. The ancient tea horse road was once a vast networks of treacherous and rough trade routes stretching from central China all the way to the bay of Bengal and beyond.

  • Cultivation

    QingXi is actually one of the first recorded places of Sichuan Pepper plantations and legends says it was here cultivation first took place. For more than 900 years the village sent Sichuan Pepper as a tribute to the imperial courts of China because of the superior taste, aroma and color.

  • Eat

    Legends talk of over 6000 traditional dishes created from 23 fixed flavors and 58 different cooking methods. And at the core of it all, Ma La, the link up of hot and numbing, when chili marries Sichuan Pepper. When cooking with Sichuan Pepper it is about finding a symphony between all these flavors and cooking methods.

Batak Pepper Andaliman

Where does pepper grow?

Experience the journey to the pepper fields.
Follow Rosna into her Andaliman orchard deep in the forest on top of Samosir in Northern Sumatra.

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