Horopito is New Zealand's bush pepper.
Is small red speckled leaves are very attractive.
But dam - the Horopito is hot... hot hot hot.
To find this out chew on a leaf - it is a creeping heat - initially it tastes of nothing... then oh yes it is getting hotter - to OMG when will it stop getting hotter!!
However it (after all that pain) leaves a delicious peppery spiciness on the palette.
Before long you will know all about it! That said the taste is very attractive.
Put a few leaves in a casserole - for a delicious native pepper flavour.