Hand-blended in small batches from black, white, green, and pink peppercorns, our Gourmet Peppercorn Mixer is fruity and sweet, gently vegetal, piney and pleasantly bitter, with a clean, peppery burn. Black, white, and green peppercorns average about 2% volatile oil, while pink peppercorns have nearly 4% volatile oil by weight, so this blend is a palette of assertive flavors.
- Black peppercorns are picked when the berries are not fully ripened, and then left in the sun to dry. This initiates oxidation, turning the berries wrinkly and black. Black pepper tastes citrusy and piney, with a pleasant peppery bite and a bitter finish.
- White peppercorns are picked then the berries are fully ripe. They are then soaked to remove the outer hull, exposing the smooth white seed of the berry. White peppercorns have a more straightforward pine flavor and a clean burn that lingers.
- Green peppercorns are harvested while still green and immature, boiled to stop oxidation, and dehydrated. They have a milder peppery heat and taste more vegetal and herbal than piney.
- Pink peppercorns are the fruit of a Brazilian peppercorn tree and are not related to the other peppercorns. They taste fruity and sweet, with almost no heat. Please note: Pink Peppercorns are related to the cashew family and may cause reactions in those who are allergic to tree nuts.
One ounce hand packed in bag.