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辣太后 Empress Hot Sauce




Welcome to the spicier end of our lineup! We’ve paired fermented ghost peppers with the lemon flavors of Maqaw peppercorns, an indigenous mountain berry that’s wild harvested in Taitung County, Taiwan. We’ve also added locally grown grapefruit to dial up the citrus punch, and then balanced it with the sweetness of caramelized sweet potatoes.

Flavor Profile 

Bright Citrus, Slightly Sweet, Climbing Heat

Spice Level 4 out of 5
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Distilled White Vinegar, Sweet Potato, Filtered Water, Onion, Aged Ghost Pepper (Ghost Pepper, Salt), Grapefruit Juice, Organic Agave Nectar, Empress' Select Aged Peppers (Taiwan Chili Peppers, Salt), Garlic, Salt, Lime Juice, Maqaw Pepper, Xanthan Gum

What to pair with

Seafood, Noodles, Grilled Meats, Dumplings, Burritos

How to Store

*Packaged in a 148ml recyclable (or reusable!) glass bottle

*Unopened sauces can be kept for 2 years; once opened, please keep refrigerated and finish soon for the freshest flavor

What makes Empress different

Empress Hot Sauce differs from other hot sauces by always prioritizing flavor over heat. Each drop of Empress has a slow heat climb so you can taste your food while still getting the thrill of spice. Using fresh and novel ingredients from Taiwan, we're excited to bring you on this flavor discovery with us!

Get fired up with Farmer Hsiao's Red Ghost Peppers

Formerly a flower farmer, Mr. Hsiao uses similar techniques from growing orchids to ensure great yields in his red ghost peppers. We love working with him because of his insistence in quality!

Why we work with local farmers