Tellicherry Black Peppercorns - Product of India
Premium large-sized peppercorn. Rich complex aroma with cedar, floral, and cherry notes with medium heat
Available in three re-sealable bag sizes:
- 4 oz Value-Pack - sampler size
- 10 oz Value-Pack - better value
- 20 oz Magnum Pack - Best value for true pepper lovers
Tellicherry comes from the same region as Malabar and is a quality designation reserved for the largest and highest quality berries, and is generally recognized as a premium black pepper. The main difference from Malabar is that the berries are allowed to ripen on the vines longer allowing the flavor to develop more fully. There is a balancing act involved to allow maximum development of size and flavor of the berries on the vine without allowing sugar content to rise to where losses will occur from spoiling or predation by birds. The result is a slightly larger peppercorn that has a slightly less pungent flavor but a more complex aroma with hints of cherries, juniper and cedar. The complex aroma of Tellicherry is much like walking into a spice shop and trying to sort out a wide array of pleasant aromas.
Tellicherry commands a price premium compared to Malabar. An unfortunate corollary of that fact is that there appears to be a lot of product offered as "Tellicherry" that has some dubious origins. One unnamed vendor even suggested that any large-sized peppercorn could be legitimately labeled as Tellicherry. NOT! Tellicherry comes only from India and applies only to product grown there that has been awarded that designation Tellicherry by the Indian authorities. Our Tellicherry is the real deal.