Wonderfully spicy, with no added sweeteners. Great hot or cold!
The best peppercorns ever, so full of flavor.
Great flavor and aroma, very well balanced. Not too hot but the heat is there (not hot pepper heat, > different ball game there). And too make it even better is my new Mini Mill that is easy to use compared to regular store throwaways I have tried to use in the past, not too mention reusable!
I have found the black pepper I was searching for. No more guessing at which one might be the whole enchilada! Will be ordering more in the near future.
Small in size but a pleasure to use. Ordered just one but I see a few more of these in my future. Why?...Crush/Grind is the only way to go!!!
I would like one of the larger mills also but this little mill (not tiny, a little bigger than an average salt/pepper shaker perhaps) is a bargain considering it uses the crush/grind mechanism so I started with this one. So if price is a concern this mill is a no brainer and it holds plenty. Besides, not sure how the wife will react to the large mills so I am breaking this in slowly. 100% satisfied.
I am delighted by my salt and pepper mills I recently purchased. The modern design fits my home very well, and look sleek and well designed. Shipping was fast, and customer service excellent.
This is some amazing pepper! Not to mention, I had more fun with this whole experience than I have had with any other purchase. Ever. Who thought buying a common spice would be such fun? You've got a beautiful website with a wonderful backstory. I even bothered to snoop around your blog, which again is a first for me. I like your style, and really appreciate all the love that you're putting in to the business! Keep it up Scott, looking forward to buying from you again.
Peppercorns are excellent with wonderful fresh aroma. Excellent communication and fast delivery too. Will definitely be a repeat customer.
Second time purchase, finest quality peppercorns once again. Wish you carried more spices, I'd like to do one-stop spice shopping if I could.
I've ordered peppercorns from lots of places. These are smokin'. Wonderful aroma and taste. Kudos to Scott.I'm naming my next foster cat Pepper.
High Quality, Browns beautifully, tastes great
Received my shipment promptly and even got a little handwritten note on the inside, totally made me smile. Was recommended to this company from a friend and will definitely be ordering from here again! The pepper is robust and very flavorful. I use it on EVERYTHING!!!
This pepper is an explosion of flavors in the mouth, far more than one can expect from black pepper. Certainly not what one finds at the supermarket, it makes simple meals more enjoyable than the sum of their ingrediends. Cost v. quantity is the reason for 3 only stars.
These pepper corns are very aromatic with a delicious flavor.
The Icelandic salt is one of the best we have tried. The salt isn't coarse enough for our salt grinder, however we liked it well enough,so we change our deliver technique.
The pepper is amazing! I will buy more soon!
I also putted the name on the menu as description of some dishes. Please come to visit me! Casa lever restaurant!
About every week I make up a batch of tumeric paste. I had been using the organic bulk tumeric powder from my local health food store, but there really is no comparison with Reluctant's exceptional product. It's mellow and deeply colored and so flavorful! And it's organic! Tumeric is such a beneficial root - researchers continue to discover more health benefits. The paste takes about 10 minutes to cook and it goes in almost everything I cook. The ratio is 1C tumeric to 3C water to 3/4-1C virgin coconut oil. Into that goes a little salt, ginger, cardamom, and lots of fresh ground fabulous Reluctant tellicherry pepper. (The piperine in the pepper vastly increases the benefits of the curcumin). B/c piperine dissipates over time, I withhold the pepper and grind it freshly into the pot or pan. This make a divine golden paste. It is such a luxury to have access to Reluctant's superior products. I can't thank you all enough.
I gave up the standard Mccormicks pepper long ago when i realised i was covering my food in it and never really tasting the pepper. I had been using Olde Thompson, it was a decent product,but I knew there was better.
This stuff is what I was looking for. You taste 'nature". Its hard to get away from the factory feeling/taste of today's mass produced homogenized product.
I always wondered why I liked certain brands of beef jerky so much: its the pepper they use!
I bought a lb to keep price low, it will last much longer than I expected. I am very curious about the differences in batches, as weather and fertilizer have effects, I will definitely return when Im running low.
As a collector of tree/plant resins from around the world, I consider this a great addition to my therapeutic regime. I find myself smelling my pepper grinder more often than I burn incense!
Fresh and excellent quality. Love the fragrance of the pepper. Nice packaging. Fast service!
Currently I'm involved in a Gumbo Cook-Off competition, and bought
your Wayanad White Peppercorns to use in my special Creole Spice
Blend. It is exquisite. So good, I'm substituting it for half the
black Tellicherry peppercorns in my recipe. I just blended my spices,
and won't actually do a test batch until Thursday evening. Finger tip
taste of the blend, so far, is excellent!
PS: Your Wayanad white peppercorns were successful at helping us win the
Gumbo Cook-Off. Their deep flavor added to the "Ummami" I was
building, and they kept their heat throughout the 4 hour cook. Very
impressive! I had your pepper on hand in my spice bag, but didn't have
to freshen it, like I have in the past using pre-ground white pepper.
Your pepper really is terrific.
The grinder works very well, you get a nice clean grind at any setting. The porcelain and walnut look great and are also really easy to clean. I bought the smaller one and the size could not be more perfect.
My package was delayed by USPS and I contacted Scott about this. Not only was he prompt and professional, he was also extremely helpful and friendly. The package came very soon after and the products are so beautiful!
Thank you for great products, great service and amazing response time. We will most definitely be returning for more!
Just got them, but so far we love these grinders.
These spices make the best cup of chai! I make a big batch and have what's leftover iced. Love it!
Who knew? Never cared for pepper before. Thought I'd give it a try and BAM! It's super fresh, and gives a new dimension to our repetitive eating habits. Plus look at the pictures on the website. People actually climb really tall trees and hand pick the pods to get at these little black diamonds! Huge fan. Thank you Mr. Scott!!!
I didn't notice much difference between yours and some that cost $13.00 a pound, shipped.
Great consistency, outstanding taste! Love this salt!!
My own opinion is that if it's something you eat every day, you should buy something good. The Tellicherry excels in that department. Spice is nice, I'll say it twice.
This is not my first purchase and it or certainly not going to be my last. The masala chai is spicy and makes the perfect brew. I have been using this to cut back on my coffee and have come to look forward to my afternoon pot of chai almost as much as my morning coffee.
As a return customer of Divakar's No. 004 peppercorns, I knew I'd be getting unbelievably tasty treats, but I can't express my joy in seeing the new organic offering of the Tellicherry Black Whole Peppercorns that were listed. The aroma and flavor is everything I love! Some quite larger peppercorns in the mix make for more love, and knowing it is organic yields a triple dose of love! If The Reluctant Trading Experiment's Tellicherry Black Whole Peppercorns, Divakar's No. 004 equal "love," then all you need is LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
I mean, we all have probably had pepper before. From the run of the mill steel can and very fine ground, to the peppercorns in the little plastic grinder right next to that other pepper on the shelf. But these? These were just... you've never had pepper. I received my package and was very anxious to open it up right away. I didn't want to because I had no need whatsoever for pepper at the moment, but I'm an adult and I don't have to wait for Christmas to open my gifts. So I opened the box, and read the thank you note, actually written by hand, and then opened the rest of my package. Right away your nose is hit with this strong, fragrant aroma. It's not a bad strong. It's a, what have I been missing this whole time strong. To wrap this up, these are good. You don't need a lot so I feel it'll last a lot longer. Now I just need a proper grinder and I'll be good. Also, be careful because once you have these any other pepper you have will be sub par. The bar is now set way too high... I'll be ordering again in the future
I'm just embarking on my journey of giving myself really good black pepper, and I'm glad to have stumbled on Scott's website and Reluctant Trading black Tellicherry pepper. It has a warm heat but not an oppressive one and plenty of complex, fruity overtones and a piquant "bouquet". I LOVE black pepper! (Funny, I don't care for red or green pepper.) Fast shipment, creative packaging, attention to detail, and most of all - BLACK GOLD in the form of peppercorns. Wars were fought over this spice, but all we have to do is click a button!
Delish! Second order and still happy.
This spicy and flavorful black pepper is exactly what I have been searching for. Now I just need to find a quality pepper mill to go with it.
Thank you and you can be sure I will be ordering more.
I couldn't be happier with this Magnus Pepper Mill...easy to use, tremendous grind and looks great!
Ever since it arrived, I've been enjoying this great product. Most mornings/evenings, I make a brew of this chai and it just always hits the spot. The aroma, from when you open the box, to when you prepare it on the stove, is just wonderful. Would highly recommend it to others.
You guys sell great stuff: We bought the Tea and the Tellicherry Peppercorns.. Shipment was prompt and in perfect shape.
We are now enjoying our purchases.
I made both the Vindaloo with pork and the chicken Tikal's Masala recipes. Both came out a bit spicy for us and the Tika seemed salty. I'm a pretty good cook, so will have to review the recipes again and make some adjustments. The flavor of the spices was wonderful however. Thank you!
Icelandic Flake White Coarse Sea Salt
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Love your chai! It's got a great kick, and I'm hooked.
Just ordered the tellicherry peppercorns and they are fantastic. Will order again!!
These are really distinctive peppercorns...layers of flavor and not just heat. I've not had better and I'm not sure I've had any that are as good. I find myself adding pepper to dishes where I didn't use it before and adding more where I did. Highly recommended.
Icelandic Flake White Coarse Sea Salt
It's kind of sad. After eating your Tellichery whole peppercorns, I quickly came to realize I've been choking down spicy dust all these years that's labeled as ground pepper (the one with the red lid at the grocery store). All of that food eaten with that nasty, spicy dust. What a waste of perfectly good food. I'm so ashamed. Life's too short to be eating icky, spicy dust.
But, a new day has dawned. I've found my favorite spice can be better than I ever could have imagined. My food has gone from a dull black and white to full blown Technicolor. Life is good now...
Excellent! Nice and peppery. Don't need as much as suggested per cup
Love the peppercorns! Great flavor! So glad to have found you! Thanks again for a great product and for great service.
I recently received my second order of the Divakar's 004. Most fragrant and flavorful pepper I've come across. Plan on this being a mainstay in your kitchen if you like black pepper. Fast shipping and great service!
The tellicherry peppercorns are the most fragrant I have found-even dinner guests notice the difference!
The tikka masala and gram masala are amazing and my curries have never been better! I will definitely be reordering! I need to look at some of those recipes on your web site.