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 482 reviews



Organic Tellicherry Black Whole Peppercorns, Divakar's No. 004

Delicate yet classic Tellicherry flavor

I purchased these Organic Tellicherry Black Whole Peppercorns, Divakar's No. 004, as my first buying experience with Reluctant Trading. Exactly as described, this pepper is my new favorite, especially as a finishing pepper. There is a delicacy that was immediately detectable, from first grind to first taste. Aside from offering top-drawer products, I love the communication style of Reluctant Trading. Their newsletter and welcome emails are personable and snappy, modern day communication at its finest. I will definitely continue to purchase products. Thank you!


After reading all about pepper types on the "Reluctant Trading" website, I placed an order. I purchased Divakar's No. 004 - Tellicherry Black Whole Peppercorns.

These peppercorns arrived quickly and smelled so good when I opened the sealed foil wrapping I could hardly wait to taste. True as I read, these peppercorns have a great taste and grind very well in our mill.
I will recommend to friends and look forward to my next purchase from the Reluctant Trader.

As always a great product which I count on

RT is my go to place for pepper. Never disappointed and this arrived in time for the Christmas dinner.