A perfect mix of our Malabar black peppercorns from India with their bold taste and the distinctively light colored white peppercorns with their subtle smooth taste – together they not only look great but when added to your pepper mill will add a wonderful mixture of peppery flavor to any dish.
The history of the spice trade essentially about the quest for pepper. Peppercorns and long pepper from the coast of Malabar (India) reached Europe at least 3,000 years ago. Because of the importance of the spice trade these trade routes were fiercely protected and empires were built and destroyed because of it. Pepper has even been used as currency. In 408CE the Goth demanded pepper as a part of their tribute when they laid siege to Rome. Later pepper was traded ounce for ounce for gold and used to pay dowries, rents, and taxes. The main producers of pepper are India (still!), Indonesia, Brazil, Malaysia, and Vietnam.