White pepper and black pepper are actually the same fruit, sourced from a flowering vine. The only difference between them is how they are processed. Black pepper is formed when the fruits are picked when nearly ripe and are the roasted or dried out in the sun until the hulls turn dark black. For white pepper, the hull is removed during a cleaning process before it’s dried out.
the flavour is described as a spicy heat and more earthy and musty.
The aroma is described as woody, fragrant, earthy, spicy
Peppercorns have been used since antiquity, both for flavour and as traditional medicine. Black pepper is the world’s most traded spice and is one of the most common spices added to cuisines around the world. Its spiciness is due to the chemical compound piperine.