are black peppercorns, which stay longer on the vine and therefore have an intense, rich and fruity taste.Tellicherry is one of the best peppers in the world, and comes from the Malabar coast. The berries are picked manually from the vine,shortly before they ripen and turn red. When drying the Organic Tellicherry peppercorns are black. For fresh grinding there is no better pepper. Buy Organic Tellicherry Peppercorns at Eder Gewürze, you will be surprised about the freshness and the quality.