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

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

Expected back in stock by the end of August.
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.

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!