Tellicherry Black Whole Peppercorns, Divakar's No. 004, Restaurant Variety

Tellicherry Black Whole Peppercorns, Divakar's No. 004, Restaurant Variety

Our signature product. The one that launched our company. We sell these peppercorns to some of the top restaurants in the country.

My friend in India, Divakar, regularly travels the pepper farms and cherry picks the largest, most fragrant Tellicherry peppercorns. He ships them direct in small lots so they stay incredibly fresh. No middlemen. 
Ava Gene's, voted one of the top restaurants in the country by Bon Appetit, described our Tellicherry Peppercorns as, “The finest we have ever seen.”

Our whole black Tellicherry peppercorns have a beautiful citrus aroma. I could go on and on, but our customers say it best. Read the reviews below. Also available in a USDA Organic version. (No difference in taste or aroma, just farmed differently.)


  • Whole Black Tellicherry Peppercorns from India
  • Special Extra Bold, largest of crop, over 4.75mm
  • Our signature product that launched the company
  • Beautiful aroma with citrus notes, medium heat
  • Handpicked
  • Sold to top restaurants in Chicago and Portland
  • Sealed in food-grade mylar bag
  • Packaged in resealable kraft tube

We normally ship within 1-2 business days after receiving your order.

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are not business days for us. We need some rest too. ;-D

We put together a Shipping FAQs page if you’d like more details on what to expect.

Due to the pandemic, FedEx is no longer guaranteeing Overnight and 2 Day services, though they should arrive more quickly than other options. Remember, these items too require processing time, but we will ship these out first each day.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Would hate for you to be unhappy. The world has enough unhappiness. We're here to make you happy. Okedoke?

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Customer Reviews

Based on 532 reviews
Can't Live Without Tellicherry

In the 1980s my husband and I discovered Tellicherry Peppers at Zabar's in Manhattan and we were hooked. It was not a popular item anywhere and often difficult to find in stores, but we managed to buy it over the years. When I first found the Reluctant Trading Experiment on the Internet, I was fascinated by the story of how the company came to be. I was also entertained by the script and photos and videos -- tongue in cheek, silly, hard to believe. I was skeptical, but I ordered. You might have called me a reluctant shopper then, but not now. I purchase Tellicherry Peppers ONLY from the Reluctant Trading Experiment and I have introduced many people to this very special pepper. I use Tellicherry with all my cooking. Fabulous flavor. Many thanks. Martha

Matt Mason
So good!

I’m loving these tellicherry peppercorns! I was pleasantly shocked at how good they smell. And they taste just as great. Highly recommended!

Digby Jukes

Absolutely fragrant and delicious

Jerome D
The best out there

I like the Tellicherry variety and this one from Reluctant Trading is the best. The aroma and taste are amazing. This time I ordered 2 one pound sizes. I don’t want to run out so soon!

Great peppercorns, great company!

I love supporting a little company that is supporting other little companies in the world!