White Peppercorns, Whole

Our Whole White Peppercorns balance heat and big, bright citrus notes. Yes, that's right, big, bright citrus notes which are surprisingly beautiful and unexpected in white peppercorns which often have a musty aroma.

We give you access to the exact same white peppercorns that we regularly supply to Michelin star chefs across the country.

The white ones come from the same vines that produce our Signature Black Tellicherry Peppercorns in the tropical hills of Kerala. White Peppercorns are picked last during the harvest when they are the most ripe. (Except that they are usually turning red or yellow when picked.) After a week of washing, the skin of the peppercorn is removed to leave the smooth, round white seeds. Without their skin, the white ones deliver a bit less heat than black peppercorns.

Our White Peppercorns are ideal for use in white sauces, soups and potato recipes. Top restaurants around the country are big fans and order on a regular basis.

One other thing I want you to know. These White Peppercorns and all of our spices are unbelievably fresh because we buy right from the farms in India in small batches. Nothing ever sits. It will be obvious what I'm talking about the second you open the package. 

Facts
  • Whole White Peppercorns from Wayanad, India
  • Features a pleasantly surprising, fresh citrus aroma
  • Ideal for use in white sauces, soups and potatoes
  • Sold to top restaurants in Chicago and Portland
  • Requires grinding in a mill or mortar and pestle
  • Sealed in food-grade mylar bag
  • Packaged in resealable kraft tube
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.

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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M
M.D.

Outstanding White Peppercorns—aromatic, fruity, spicy, perfumed, and wonderful in all dishes.

S
S.P.
What a difference!

I had previously purchased ground white pepper from another shop and had been using it frequently in many dishes. It had quite a musky aroma, reminiscent of the hippopotamus exhibit at the local zoo if I'm being honest, but the description on the side of the bottle prepared me somewhat for the strong smell so I assumed this must be how white pepper is supposed to taste. After learning the hard way not to use a heavy hand with this particular spice, I came across an article describing The Reluctant Trading Experiment's white pepper as citrusy and bright. Not at all what I had experienced with the other brand. I ordered some right away, to compare, and opened it as soon as it arrived. The difference was astonishing. The two were absolutely nothing alike! All that time I had mostly likely been adding spoiled white pepper to my dishes and hadn't even realized it. I tossed the rest of my ground white pepper and haven't looked back. The whole white peppercorns from Reluctant Trading have a permanent spot in my spice cabinet.

H
H.R.
Definitely Extraordinary!

This white pepper has a subtle, fresh taste. It brings out the flavor of what you season without overpowering it.

J
J.K.
Best white pepper ever

Excellent flavor and consistent in color.
Wish it was more affordable

B
B.P.
Not your mother’s white pepper

Growing-up we always had white pepper on the spice shelf but it was a ubiquitous supermarket brand that came finely pre-ground. My mom used it in white sauces. The flavor was quite different than black pepper and I liked it--but it lacked nuance. But right now I’m eating a delicious bowl of congee that has a more than generous amount of The Reluctant Trading Experiment white pepper freshly ground on top. Oh my, this white pepper has beautifully nuanced flavor. It’s delightfully warming to the mouth rather than joltingly hot. It has a touch floral flavor with a deep white pepper flavor that tastes like nothing except, well, white pepper, only more so. White pepper has become hard to find in the grocery store and that’s a good thing because you should really buy the far superior peppers from Reluctant Trading. This has, like all of their products, a flavor profile above and beyond any supermarket brand. Try it! Oh, and while you’re at it, try the Marsala Chai blend. It is scrumptious and heady with perfectly blended spices. So delicious.