Peppercorns - Information and Spice Variations

White, black and green peppercorns all come from the same vine. They grow in clusters (like grapes), and are harvested in various stages of growth. Green peppercorns are young when they are picked and dehydrated or preserved, with a resulting mild flavor. The black peppercorns are left on the vine to fully mature and develop a stronger flavor profile. White peppercorns are black peppercorns which have been soaked to remove the outer casing. This gives the white peppercorns a more intense flavor, with a slightly fermented taste and smell from the soaking process.

Pink peppercorns and Sichuan peppercorns are not true peppercorns. Pink peppercorns are soft, fragile berries with a sweet-sharp flavor. Sichaun pepper is the berry of the mountain ash tree, with a pungent, cold flavor instead of the usual heat of a peppercorn.

We offer three varieties of whole black peppercorns, as well as white, green and pink corns. We also make blends of Tellicherry and white, green, or white green and pink pepper, which offers a more complex pepper flavor for your grinder.

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Black Malabar Peppercorns, Organic


New! The state of Kerala on India’s fabled Malabar coast has been producing some of the world’s finest peppercorns for centuries. These organic …

Peppercorns Gift Box


The Spice House Peppercorn Gift Box is especially for the pepper lover who already owns a peppermill. Those who already own a mill are aware that th…

Peppercorns Royale Four Pepper Blend of Black, White, Green and Pink Peppercorns


Peppercorns Royale is a blend of all four types of pepper mixed together. This festive blend combines all the subtle flavor variations of black, whit…

European Style Black and White Peppercorn Blend


European Peppercorn blend mixes two peppercorns most favored in European kitchens. It is made with our finest vine-ripened Tellicherry whole black p…

French Style Black and Green Peppercorn Blend


French-style peppercorn blend is modeled after the popularity of green peppercorns in France. This blend is great for those who enjoy French cooking…

Green Mysore Peppercorns


These dehydrated green peppercorns have a sharp, crisp flavor. Green peppercorns come from the same vine as the black. The berries are picked earli…

Lampong Indonesian Black Peppercorns


Black Lampong peppercorns are a young, sharp black pepper. These peppercorns from Indonesia are picked earlier in the ripening process. They do not h…

Pink Peppercorns, Brazilian


Pink peppercorns, or rose baises, are fun to use in cooking, as they add both a fruity, peppery flavor and bold, beautiful color. These berries are g…

Tellicherry Black Peppercorns


Tellicherry whole black peppercorns are left on the vine longer so they develop a deep, rich flavor. Considered the finest pepper in the world, thes…

White Malaysian Peppercorns


White peppercorns come from the same vine as the black. They are soaked in water, which softens the shells, whereupon the shells are removed. Thei…

Sansho Japanese Pepper, Whole or Ground


The unripened seedpods of the Japanese prickly ash (Zanthoxylum piperitum), these little green fireballs really pack a punch! Hand-harvested in…

Sichuan Peppercorns


Sichuan Peppercorns, also spelled Szechwan and Szechuan, are back after a long absence. Sichuan pepper (xanthoxylum peperitum) is native to the Sich…