Para's Pepper , Premier Cru Wayanad Pepper, 55g, Steenbergs details and description
Para's Special Wynad Pepper is probably the best pepper in the world. It's a single estate black pepper grown on the small, famly-owned Parameswaran estate in Wayanad, southern India.
Most peppercorns are harvested January to March when still unripe and green, then dried in the sun to make the standard black peppercorns. Some farmers leave a small part of the crop to ripen further for their own use. Para's Special Wynad Pepper is from this crop. It is hand-picked, cleaned then dried in the sun. It is packed on the Parameswaran estate before being shipped to the UK.
Para's Black pepper has a slightly red colour. It has a fruitier, more complex flavour than standard peppers, with a glowing, lingering warmth.
For more information on this amazing pepper have a read of Jill Norman's article on a visit to the area and this pepper plantation.