|Our Black Peppercorns are sourced from Brazil, India, Indonesia and Vietnam (depending on the time of year) and are picked when the berry hasn’t fully ripened. This whole black peppercorn produces a distinctly spicy flavor which is slightly hot and biting with a just a hint of sweetness. The Malabar Peppercorn doesn’t possess quite the depth of our Gourmet Tellicherry Peppercorns.
We carry a full selection of delicious peppercorns to choose from: Our White Peppercorns are favored by the Europeans and posses some pungency but not a whole lot of aroma and is often used in heavier amounts; our Gourmet Green Peppercorns are less pungent than the black with a fresh almost herb-like flavor to them and are used in many steak sauces; our delicious Pink Peppercorns have a fruity, sweet mildly pepper taste with a spectacular reddish color and aren't actually related to the other peppercorns at all; our exotic Sichuan Peppercorn (or Szechuan) is grown in China and features a flavor that begins warm and gentle and then finishes with a flurry with an almost numbing effect on your tongue.
It is best to store peppercorns in a cool, dark place and they will keep their flavor for about a year (while ground pepper tends to hold its flavor for only about 4 months). If you don't already have a top grade peppermill you should definitely get one as freshly ground pepper delivers a more intense savory experience than purchased ground pepper.
Good with eggs, fish, pork, chicken, salads, soup, strawberries and tomatoes. Works well in combination with basil, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, garlic, ginger, nutmeg, parsley, rosemary, thyme and turmeric.