Tasmania Stipitata

Native to the Dorrigo Plateau area of northern New South Wales this native green leaf pepper has a sharp, hot and unique spicy flavour, complementing almost any dish and adding great distinction to recipes where pepper is a definitive ingredient. This unique flavour is derived from its high concentration of active ingredient polygodial and, together with the other fragrant and volatile compounds, produces a high quality aromatic pepper.

The taste is somewhat like the smell of freshly cut timber (if you can follow that!) and I have found it a delightful substitute for the relatively 'tasteless' conventional pepper.