Tellicherry Black Peppercorns are grown in Kerala, a state in southwestern India along the Malabar Coast.
They're considered some of the finest peppercorns in the world, and one of the few "names" in high-grade pepper that people are very familiar with.
These extra large berries are vine-ripened, allowed to mature longer to develop a deep, rich flavor.
Once matured, the peppercorns are picked from the vine just before they turn red.
Tellicherry peppercorns are more pungent and provide an increased complex flavor with added citrus notes and is a favorite with chefs and home cooks who are looking to incorporate spices from India.
- Gourmet cooking