Tellicherry pepper, or Piper Nigrum, is believed by many to be the best black pepper that you can get. Peppercorns from India are typically categorized by their place of origin. Two types come from India’s Malabar Coast: Malabar and Tellicherry. Tellicherry comes from grafted Malabar plants grown on Mount Tellicherry. Tellicherry peppercorns differ from Malabar peppercorns as the Tellicherry berries are left to ripen on the vines longer, which allows for a fuller flavor to develop. These farmers must be very experienced in order to manage the tricky balancing act involved that allows for a complete development in the flavor and size of the berries on the vine without allowing sugar content to rise to where losses will occur from spoiling. The result of this expertise is a slightly larger peppercorn that has a little less pungent flavor, but a more deeply rich and complex pepper aroma.
Flavor Profile: bit citrusy and grassy with hints of cedar, cherries and juniper
4 oz spice jar w/grinder