I have been buying these tellicherry peppercorns for several years. Sure, you can buy the "same thing" on Amazon for less but, it is not quite the same thing. It lacks the freshness and the taste is not right, from my point of view. These peppercorns arrive quickly and well packaged. I have never received an order that were stale or had an "off" taste. I would much rather pay the higher price for these peppercorns as I know that I am getting the freshness and taste I have grown to love. They are my go to spice for just about everything I cook. My husband and I love to cook together and he insists we buy from My Spice Sage. He feels the way I do, that we are getting the best and freshest spice available. I have bought other spices from here and they have all been fresh and very tasty in my recipes. I give the product 5 STARS as that is as high as the scale goes and I give the folks at My Spice Sage 5 STARS for their great service, fast shipping and providing me a great product.