Chitepin chiles are small, hot and hard to find. The come from a shrub and need to be collected in the wild. They are delicious and very hot. When in doubt, a single chile adds heat and flavor. Two or more should be a thoughtful consideration.
The chles are very small. The molcajete in the photo is small, too. When my friend Gabriel gave it to me, I thought he was trying to be cute but in fact I use it many times throughout the week.