Tellicherry peppercorns are sought out by connoisseurs of peppercorns. Why? The Telicherry peppercorn is a larger and definitely more mature peppercorn. Out of all the peppercorns grown and harvested only 10% are entitled to be labeled Telicherry. The variety possesses a more developed and assertive flavor as well as a larger size. These qualities come from slow maturation on the vine. Virtually everyone flavors their finished dishes with ground peppercorns, so why not use only the best? Peppercorns by the way are the number one best selling spice outselling all other spices. Sales of peppercorns continue to rise and consumption follows. Buy whole peppercorns. We do not recommend using pre-ground peppercorns for a number of reasons. First of all, pre-ground peppercorns do not have the fresh, exotic flavor we associate with peppercorns. Another reason is that all too often second grade or inferior peppercorns are in the pre-ground jars. It is well worth the extra investment to purchase both Tellicherry peppercorns as well as a quality pepper mill which will last for years and give you the all the flavor you expect from your Tellicherry peppercorns.