Grown in the wet, monsoon-soaked coastal region of Malabar in Southern India, these fine berries are plucked from the vine at a precise moment before they ripen. Once picked, they are carefully and slowly dried to develop a deep black color as they dehydrate. Tellicherry Peppercorns are robust and almost fruity giving your dishes a tangy and complex zest after you grind them fresh using this handy grinder. Pepper has recently been making an appearance in desserts to complement fruit like strawberries or raspberries. Or grind a dash of this pepper into soups, stews, salads, potato dishes, and any meal that needs a mild bite.