Citrus Peel

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Citrus Peel (Or Chen Pi) as they are commonly known are a curious spice sold almost ubiquitously throughout China, particularly the South. They come from the skin of a mandarin (tangerine), so taste-wise they're very similar to lemon rind, except these ones dried... and aged. These Citrus Peels have been aged for 5 years in cool, dry, dark conditions to bring out the full flavour. Usually a minimum of 3 years is needed for good flavour, and at 5 years we find the best flavour is already present. Beyond 5 years, citrus peels get more and more expensive, with no discernable taste difference to us... possibly due to the large number of fakes! Citrus peels are actually known as one of the "3 treasures" in Guangdong Province, where it is almost exclusively used as in herbal medicine, not cooking! Chen Pi gets more expensive with age, as they get darker in colour, losing moisture. The aroma is extremely sharp, sweet, and taste is slightly bitter. We love using these for cooking "Tong Sui" - traditional sweet, warm soups and custards at the end of a Cantonese meal.

Please note that our ingredients are 100% natural and processed using traditional methods. As a result there may be some visible imperfections. Our spices will have variations in size and colour due to factors such as the amount of sunlight they received when growing, or the amount of rainfall in a particular season. These differences in appearance are entirely normal, and are the result of not treating them with any chemicals, reducing unnecessary hand selection, and minimizing waste.

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All Regency spices are fresh, current crop herbs and spices. We pride ourselves on our taste and freshness. Regency's herbs and spices are carefully selected amongst the best varieties in the world each season - only a single variety passes our rigorous testing, and we only sell this one variety. We only sell spices in whole form for fresh grinding to ensure the best flavour and aroma when it reaches your kitchens. As a result, everyone can inspect and admire the natural beauty achieved by us! All our spices and herbs are naturally grown, and processed. They are as pure as spices can get, free from irradiation and other chemical preservation treatments - only possible due to our strict quality control standards at source. We can promise their flavours are fit for even the most royal and picky diners.

We know how hard it is to find top quality, fresh, whole spices worldwide and we have the answer. Through our 60+ years of experience in the industry, we know our spices inside-out and can provide the best tasting varieties attainable worldwide for each of our spices. Tastes are changing, and cooks who seek the absolute best possible for each ingredient know that we can provide it for them - that's why we've been in business for so long! We quickly became the leading shop for buying Indian spices and herbs in Hong Kong, and now have added our extended range of exotic herbs and spices from around the world. Read more about our heritage here.

Most importantly, we aim to provide the high quality flavours that existed in traditional times in our spice trade - flavours that have been lost due to mass production, over processing, and cutting corners to keep prices low. We partner with the greatest farmers and suppliers around the world to provide the highest grades achievable in spices. We are also passionate educators within our industry, teaching customers and competitors alike on how to buy and assess the quality of spices, as well as common tricks of the spice trade. Learn more about spices now.