Szechuan / Sichuan Peppercorns are dried rusty brown berries but look like black peppercorns. They taste warm and pepperlike with lemony and floral notes aroma. Originating from the Szechuan province of China, Szechuan pepper is associated with dishes from that region which feature hotter and spicier cooking than the rest of China. It is a common spice in Asia and is one of the spices in five-spice powder. Szechuan peppercorns are used along with chili and garlic to flavour many regional spicy dishes including Dan Dan Noodles and Kung Pao Chicken.