The major differences between Tahitian vanilla and Indonesian Vanilla tahitiensis is the size. These beans are enormous! These vanilla beans are 2-3 times as plump as other varieties and therefore contain significantly more caviar inside of the bean. Vanilla from Tahiti is Beanilla's favorite!
Why are these vanilla beans more expensive than other varieties? First and foremost, their size and caviar content mean each Tahitian vanilla bean is about twice the size of other vanilla beans. Vanilla beans from Tahiti are huge!
Second, Tahiti is a fairly developed country, especially compared to other regions that grow vanilla. This equates to significantly higher production costs. The farmers we work with in Tahiti are very proud of their product and simply can not sell it for what other countries do. Selling vanilla for any less would simply not be sustainable. We are proud to support these farmers.
|Grade||Grade A (Gourmet/Premium/Prime)|
|Length||6-7 inches (16cm - 17.5cm)|
|Taste & Aroma||No|
|Flavor Profile||cherries, heady, floral, fruity, sweet|
|Country of Origin||French Polynesia|
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