Tien Tsin Chili Peppers
Scoville Heat Units: 50,000 – 75,000 SHU
The Tien Tsin is named after the province in China where its harvest originally took place. This pepper has traditionally accompanied fare in its native Asia. It now grows widely beyond the Middle Kingdom and appears in cuisines around the world.
The Tien Tsin pepper is very hot. It usually displays a bright red color and grows from 1 to 2 inches in length. You can still find these once-exotic peppers in much of general Hunan and Szechwan cooking, and especially in the popular dish Kung Pao chicken.