The berries for black peppercorns are picked from the vine just before they ripen and turn red. As they dry, the berries turn black. These whole Tellicherry peppercorns from India have a full, robust flavor that’s almost fruity. Its mellow complexity makes it a wonderful all-purpose pepper in your kitchen. This high-grade pepper, also known as Tellicherry Garbled Extra Bold, is a favorite with chefs and home cooks who are looking to incorporate spices from India. Ingredients: Tellicherry peppercorns.