Sansho is one of the oldest spices in human history, often called Japanese pepper or prickly ash. This product from Yamatsu Tsujita has all of the hallmarks - a bright, citrus-y aroma, it makes your mouth water and your tongue & lips mildly numb. But what makes it special is that it is a delicate blend of three varieties of sansho: Yamaasakura, Asakura and Budo. This produces a depth of flavor that shines through it all. It pairs really well with grilled meats, BBQ eel, scallops, etc.
New smaller size: due to very low harvests last season, sansho is in very short supply. Hence the change to 4g packages (previously 8g).
Keep in freezer when not using to preserve freshness.
Ingredients: ground dried Japanese pepper (sansho)
Yamatsu Tsujita Co. Ltd. is located just outside Osaka, Japan. Fourth generation owner Tsujita-san is passionate about his spices and has gone so far as to single-handedly save the cultivation of Japanese Takanotsume (Hawk's Claw) chili. This chili is highlighted in his shichimi togarashi.