White Peppercorns, Whole
White pepper has an earthy, musty flavor. Traditional French cuisine calls for white pepper in light-colored sauces and dishes for aesthetic reasons. Today, chefs use white pepper because of its distinct flavor. Mature peppercorns are soaked in water to be husked and then dried in the sun to create these white, cream label peppercorns.
Recipe: Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Holy Basil
Oaktown Spice Shop has been in the Adams Point neighborhood for nine years. They focus on sourcing the absolute best-tasting version of each individual spice, then grind the spices themselves, in their shop. This means the ground spices customers find at Oaktown are bursting with flavor and are far fresher than those found elsewhere.
You can visit their own site here or find more of their spices on Keep Oakland Alive.