Crucible Salts & Seasonings

The Mystic - Five Peppercorn Blend


Aromatic and tingly

The Mystic Five Peppercorn Blend is a versatile, aromatic combination of the most popular of Peppercorn spices plus those wild Szechuans. Add them whole, crushed or ground for extra snap in recipes calling for pepper. Use these mixed peppercorns to create sauces, marinades, vinaigrettes and creamy salad dressings.

"...e're the bonny boat we ride... as we sail into The Mystic."

Inspired by one of our absolute favorite songs, "Into the Mystic" by Van Morrision, we wanted a peppercorn blend that would linger in a good way. We already loved our Quadzilla - the perfect blend of white, green, pink, and black peppers (check that one out too!) but we wanted to give it something more.  That's when we decided to try adding some Szechuan pepper. The mystic qualities of Szechuan are the perfect touch. 

Let us know what you think as you, too, sail into The Mystic.


  • All Natural Product
  • KSA Parve
  • Non-GMO

Ingredients: Hand blended with black peppercorns, white peppercorns. green peppercorns, pink peppercorns, and sichuan.

Allergens: Tree nuts

About pepper:
White pepper, green pepper and black pepper are actually the same fruit, sourced from a flowering vine. The only difference between them is how they are processed.
Black pepper is formed when the fruits are picked when nearly ripe and are then roasted or dried out in the sun until the hulls turn dark black. For white pepper, the hull is removed during a cleaning process before it’s dried out. Green peppercorns are those same berries, but are picked when young and immature.
Pink peppercorns are the berries of the Peruvian pepper tree that grows throughout South and North America and not actually peppercorns.

So what then is the fifth peppercorn in this mélange?


Szechuan peppercorns do not produce a heat sensation like black or white pepper. Instead, the flavor is citric and it produces a tingly numbing sensation that is akin to touching your tongue to a battery or the fizziness from soda. So why eat it? Like a chile pepper, in certain amounts the sensation can be quite pleasing and causes the release of endorphins in the brain, which make you feel pleasure. Use ‘em once and you’ll be hooked forever.