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


Proud to be named in Bon Appétit as a "Top 10 Great Specialty Food Store"

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. Technically, they're 4.75 mm, Special Extra Bold. Not so technically, they have blow away taste.

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

Regular Non-Rush Delivery starts at just $3.95. It's very reasonable.

It's darn fast too. Almost all orders arrive in just a few days.

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 217 reviews
Divikar's No. 4 really are better!

There is no question that Divikar's No. 4 peppercorns are significantly better than all the peppercorns that I've used the past. The peppercorns add more than just heat to any dish.

Better than Chanel

I never believed that pepper could have an aroma so glorious. When I removed the supermarket peppercorns from my mill and opened the bag of Tellicherry peppers from The Reluctant I was blown away. So glad I believed your hype. I will never doubt you again!


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

Raving reviews from a home cook

I have been teaching myself about cooking with the aim of making vegetable-forward, unprocessed, delicious meals, and I feel like I have nearly mastered a lot of the principles. When one of my most respected chef role models recommended getting good fresh-ground pepper, I was skeptical of the difference it would make. I was wrong. The complexity of these peppercorns freshly ground does worlds more than adding just a smidge of heat, and it has opened my mind to all of the things I have yet to learn about cooking. I am stocked up and will be coming back.

Superbly aromatic Tellicherry peppercorns

These really are vastly superior to any others I've ever tried--they have all sorts of amazing notes and subtleties. I plan to use them with abandon.

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