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

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

Expected back in stock by the end of August.
This is the organic version of the peppercorns I sell to top restaurants. You can find the Restaurant Variety here. My friend in India, Divakar, regularly travels the pepper farms and cherry picks the largest, most fragrant organic Tellicherry peppercorns. He ships them direct in small lots so they stay incredibly fresh. No middlemen. Top restaurants in the country now buy from us.
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.”

These whole black Tellicherry peppercorns have a beautiful citrus aroma. 

  • Organic Whole Black Tellicherry Peppercorns from India
  • Our signature product that launched the company
  • Packed in foil-lined, resealable tubes
  • Beautiful aroma with citrus notes, medium heat
  • Special Extra Bold, largest of crop
  • All natural, handpicked, USDA Organic
  • Sold to top restaurants in Chicago and Portland
  • Use in place of regular boring black pepper
  • Shipping

    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.

    While Overnight is guaranteed, FedEx is no longer guaranteeing 2 Day service, though they should arrive more quickly than other options. Remember, Overnight and 2 Day items require one business day 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 696 reviews
    So much better than supermarket brand and bulk peppercorns from big box store

    I bought the No.4 restaurant variety pepper corns based on an article I read in the New Yorker. I was curious about how they would compare to the bulk peppercorns I had been buying from a local big box store. Those were about the same as the small jars available from the local supermarket, but much cheaper. I don’t consider myself a serious gourmet chef, but I do enjoy cooking at home and prefer to use quality ingredients. I only had to see and smell the Reluctant Trading product to notice a huge difference — much more aromatic and flavorful. These will be my preferred brand from now on, for table-side grinding as well as for homemade spice mixes.


    I liked the simple beautiful packaging that kept the flavorful peppercorns very fresh. I liked the reasonable delivery time.


    It’s my favorite pepper!!!


    It’s my favorite pepper!!!!

    Fresh and spicy!

    Loved the 004's! I love lots of fresh pepper and have been an exclusive Tellicherry fan for many decades.
    Your 004's are so fresh and spicy! Thank you for delicious (reluctant) service!