Tien Tsin (Chinese Red Pepper)

Tien Tsin (Chinese Red Pepper)
Tien Tsin pepper

Capsicum annuum

The Tien Tsin is a Capsicum annuum, orginating in China. It produces bright red pods that are 3-4 inches long, and around 1/2 inch in diameter. These peppers are often dried and cooked with Kung Pao Chicken and other Asian recipes. The Scovilles range from 50,000 to 75,000.

Heat: 4
Flavor: 4
Burn Profile: Mouth
Effects: None
Cap Cramps Potential: None

The pod I tried came from my AeroGarden and tasted a little green and tangy. There wasn’t a lot of flavor, and the heat seemed to be in the upper range of hotter Thai peppers.

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