Tahitian Vanilla Beans (Tahiti)

There are two types of Tahitian vanilla beans; those from Tahiti and those from Papua New Guinea. This is the real deal. Vanilla from Tahiti is incredible, with an aroma that is floral with tones of ripe fruit. The flavor is rich of cherry-chocolate, licorice and caramel. Hands down our favorite!

Product Price Qty.
1 Tahitian (Tahiti) Vanilla Bean (Glass Vial of 1)
3 Tahitian Vanilla Beans (Glass Vial of 3)
5 Tahitian Vanilla Beans (Package of 5)

Regular Price: $22.95

Special Price: $18.99

10 Tahitian Vanilla Beans (Package of 10)
1/2 LB Tahitian (Tahiti) Vanilla Beans (Approximately 25-35 Beans)
1 LB Tahitian (Tahiti) Vanilla Beans (Approximately 50-65 Beans)
2 LB Tahitian (Tahiti) Vanilla Beans (Approximately 100-130 Beans)
5 LB Tahitian (Tahiti) Vanilla Beans (Approximately 250 - 325 Beans)


The major differences between Tahiti vanilla and Papua new Guinea (PNG) vanilla 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)
Cuisine No
Length 6-7 inches (16cm - 17.5cm)
Taste & Aroma No
Color Black
Moisture Content 30-35%
Flavor Profile cherries, heady, floral, fruity, sweet
Ingredients No
Dietary Gluten-Free, Kosher
Country of Origin French Polynesia

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Customer Reviews

  1. Plump sleek beans

    by Robyn Robinson on Feb 26, 2015

    Rich scent and so tempting, Eager to try the finished extract
  2. 5 Star Experience

    by Helen McIntyre on Feb 25, 2015

    MERCI !
  3. Like I brought them home from the island!

    by Deitra Jones on Feb 19, 2015

    Shipping was fast and the beans are huge, fresh, and plump. I always use fresh vanilla bean and never extract since I prefer whole foods and avoid alcohol. These beans may seem expensive compared to others however, they are the same price as I could buy them for when I was in Tahiti 7 years ago, during a tour of the facility where they hand pollinate each flower to create a bean. So this is a deal to me given the price for 2 beans at our local health food store is $10 and they do not have the flavor these babies offer. My favorite by far!
  4. Vanilla Beans

    by David Vance on Feb 15, 2015

    Perfect. Just what I was hoping for. Thanks so much.
  5. Tahitian Vanilla Beans

    by Lisa Cavanah on Feb 12, 2015

    This was my first time trying the Tahitian Vanilla Beans. I was very impressed with the size and quality of the beans. Just got my first batch of Tahitian Vanilla Extract making. Can't wait to try it!!!! I will be purchasing more.
  6. Tahitian

    by Leslie Westberry on Feb 12, 2015

    I bought 5 beans to make different flavored extracts. Will see how they work.
  7. Awesome, simply awesome

    by Donna Pawl on Feb 11, 2015

    Tahitian Vanilla Beans are my "go to" beans when making vanilla/banana rum or vanilla for baking. This batch of 10 beans was way beyond my expectations for size, plumpness, amount of caviar. LOVE those beans!
  8. Great product

    by Helen Sinko on Feb 11, 2015

    Saw them at the Food Show and made a purchase years earlier. I continue to buy their product online.
  9. They small delicious

    by Janette Van Kirk on Feb 11, 2015

    I immediately split these beans and put into a bottle of vodka to make vanilla extract so I have not had the opportunity to taste-test them, but they are soft and moist and smell glorious!
  10. Tahitian Vanilla Beans

    by Thanta McIntyre on Feb 4, 2015

    It would be nice if this quantity came in the glass jars.
    I receive my order on time and I am happy with my purchase.
  11. Beans

    by Sarah Robinson on Feb 1, 2015

    Very moist with wonderful aroma.
  12. Delicious!

    by Elizabeth on Jan 27, 2015

    We used the Tahitian beans to make a vanilla extract that turned out to be absolutely delicious. We were not prepared to run out of it. The aroma is wonderful and the flavor is delicious when added as the bean or an extract.
  13. Absolutely divine!

    by Jennifer on Jan 15, 2015

    I ordered some other kinds of beans first, you know, cheaper ones. I made extract from them and it was good. But the Tahitian kept calling to me... so finally there was some room in the budget and I ordered 5... and the flavor was OMG amazing! Now I order 5 more Tahitian beans every once in a while to keep enlarging my extract bottle - I will never go back to another bean! Tahitian beans are absolutely divine!!!
  14. Incredibe

    by Joshua Cooley on Jan 14, 2015

    You haven't tasted vanilla until you have purchased it from Beanilla!
  15. Awesome

    by Debbie Hixson on Jan 7, 2015

    I love the Tahitian beans. The aroma smells so good. I think this is my favorite.
  16. Always wanted these

    by Ethel Powers on Jan 7, 2015

    When I first started baking one of the products recommended was Tahitian Vanilla beans. After a long search for a high quality product I finally found them at Beanilla.
  17. Best way to store vanilla beans.

    by Cyn Cyr on Jan 7, 2015

    I love the glass vial for my Tahitian vanilla beans...so much better than plastic, because there is no contamination, with gassing off of plasticizers.
    Thank you.
    Cyn Cyr
  18. Tahitian Vanilla Beans

    by Judith Mar-Zaleski on Jan 5, 2015

    Excellent product, service and delivery time. As a repeat customer, I highly recommend this company. Beans are fresh, plump and oh so fragrant.
  19. Vanilla beans

    by Janice Stickels on Jan 4, 2015

    I thought the order came with a jar to store beans.
  20. Great Gift!

    by Lori Murray on Jan 3, 2015

    Very happy with this order
  21. Like the product

    by Doris Walker on Jan 3, 2015

    I will order more soon.
  22. Great Tahitian Vanilla Beans

    by Anne Gerling on Jan 2, 2015

    I could not believe how large these beans were! I am in week three of making vanilla extract and am excited to try the result.
  23. Gorgeous beans

    by Kate Voss on Jan 1, 2015

    Having purchased these along with the grade B Madagascar beans for extract I could definitely tell the high quality of these ( not that the grade B ones weren't good...I would have thought those were gourmet quality had I only purchased them by themselves). These beans have so many seeds once cut open and have the most amazing fragrance. I only purchased 5 so my biggest problem is deciding what to use them for! Shipping was fantastic. I received these 2 days from date of purchase and it was free! I recommended Beanilla to everyone over the holidays that I could and I will continue to do so.
  24. Tahitian vanilla bean

    by LINDA LARSON on Jan 1, 2015

    Love these
  25. Tahitian beans

    by Stephanie Waterman on Dec 30, 2014

    Just beautiful- you have made me a vanilla snob!
  26. Tahitian vanillia beans

    by Rebecca Tome on Dec 30, 2014

    Excellent beans & excellent purchase
  27. Tahitian Vanilla Beans

    by Lisa Lawson on Dec 29, 2014

    I ordered the beans to make home-made vanilla as Christmas gifts. The beans were fresh and plump and aromatic. I was very pleased with my purchase, and I will utilized this site again.
  28. Great product

    by Thomas Hauber on Dec 26, 2014

    Excellent beans. Wonderful aroma.

    Thank you.
  29. Best Beans

    by Elizabeth Ellicott on Dec 21, 2014

    Love these. Bought them before and I look forward to more extract from these beans.
  30. Tahitian Vanilla Beans

    by Jeriesha Williams on Dec 21, 2014

    I wanted to try a couple different varieties, so that I can find my "signature" bean for vanilla sugar. This one is very nice. The customer service was excellent, since I had to edit my order after submitting it, and the shipping was fast! I will definitely be doing business with Beanilla again.
  31. Tahitian Vanilla Beans (Tahiti)

    by Jean Kelly-Nunn on Dec 20, 2014

    Great quality
  32. Perfect: Stoli & Beans

    by Elizabeth Lauer on Dec 20, 2014

    As always, the vanilla that I give at Christmastime is enjoyed, indeed, wanted, by all. Tahiti and Russia, what a combination.
  33. Happy Customer

    by Rachel Davauer on Dec 18, 2014

    Flavorful and fresh beans, I couldn't be happier!
  34. Bill W.

    by William H. Whippen on Dec 17, 2014

    I have been extremely satisfied
  35. Indulgence in a test tube

    by Kela Barker on Dec 16, 2014

    These beans are gigantic. Heaven.
  36. The aroma is...

    by Gretchen Green on Dec 14, 2014

    Spectacular and I am awaiting the final product happening in my cupboards!
  37. Good quality, good price. Great "starter beans"

    by Jeannine Osgood on Dec 12, 2014

    Very good beans, but their description is right. The Madagascar beans are worth the extra money! They give AT LEAST twice the amount of beans. I bought both for comparison, and I'll always buy Madagascar beans from now on, except for making homemade vanilla extract. I've seen that drier beans are better for that.
  38. Beans

    by Susan Herman on Dec 12, 2014

    Love the fragrance when it was opened!
  39. Tahitian vanilla beans

    by Pamela marshall on Dec 12, 2014

    Excellent product. Beans were thick and moist.
  40. Tahitian Vanilla Bean

    by Cynthia Williams on Dec 11, 2014

    Plump beans. Lends excellent flavor to my vanilla bean ice cream
  41. Nice, plump vanilla beans.

    by LaVelle Johnston on Dec 7, 2014

    I have purchased these vanilla beans before from Beanilla. I make homemade gelato, and the Tahitian beans are wonderful!
  42. Tahitian Beans

    by Jack Epstein on Dec 7, 2014

    Beautiful, plump, fresh and ready to go...a bit of a high cost for 5 beans, I'm hoping they'll meet my expectations...
  43. Love

    by Vicki Lacefield on Dec 6, 2014

    These were so big and as soon as I cut them open, the nice thick paste just oozed out! They smell heavenly!!
  44. Excellent

    by Cynthia Lasher on Dec 6, 2014

    I make my own vanilla extract and have always used Beanilla beans. They are superior to any I have found on the market for value, taste. I had not tried these beans before, so I'm excited to use them in my vanilla extract. I'm sure they will be just as good as the Madagascar and/or Mexican.
  45. Tahitian Vanilla Beans

    by Kevin Olsen on Dec 5, 2014

    The Tahitian Vanilla Beans are kind of pricey, but maybe it's all based on supply and demand. I just started making vanilla extract today with these beans. The fragrance of these beans are quite different that the Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans. It will be fun to see what the vanilla extract ends up tasting like!
  46. Electric blender stick

    by Thomas Davis on Dec 4, 2014

    These beans are very big. And very fresh (moist). These beans are so moist that I have to use an electric blender stick to disperse the seeds in milk for ice cream.
  47. The Best

    by Bonnie Flax on Dec 3, 2014

    Definitely the "plumpest" vanilla beans I've purchased. Great flavor & easy to open & enjoy.
  48. Excellent Product

    by Shirley Barbee on Dec 1, 2014

    This is an awesome product!
  49. Great beans!

    by Courtnay Cobb on Nov 30, 2014

    Great value for these huge beans!
  50. Perfection in a bean

    by LONNIE ATKINSON on Nov 29, 2014

    I did not know what to expect when ordering this bean. All I can say is they are worth every penny. Thick, Plump, filled with about three or more times the caviar of madagascar bourbon. What a fragrance! Hints of caramel and vanilla goodness. Try them, they are another flavor to work with in the kitchen.
  51. Thank you

    by Melanie Metzger on Nov 28, 2014

    Outstanding flavor and smell.
  52. Vanilla beans

    by Sharon Somers on Nov 28, 2014

    Am trying these out for the first time. I made a batch of vanilla extract with brandy. Can't wait for it to be ready to try - just in time for Christmas cookies!
  53. Pricey

    by Jill Bednarik on Nov 27, 2014

    Compared to the other beans I bought, these were bigger and not as dry but they did cost more.
  54. A Great Item!

    by Jerry Stevens on Nov 23, 2014

    I am so very pleased with these beans. Never again will I buy vanilla extract, because I now make it myself! Only better!
  55. Luxury in a vacuum sealed bag

    by Kela on Nov 23, 2014

    I just received my first order of Tabitian vanilla beans. As promised, they were huge, fragrant and wonderful. These really are special beans. I promptly made infused vodka, rum and bourbon, which I plan to give as Christmas gifts for the men in my family. I loved these so much, I have ordered more and requested them as a secret Santa gift. Even one bean is a treat. I am so proud of the gifts I have made with these beans. If they taste as good as they smell, the guys in my family are going to owe me big time!!
  56. I love Beanilla

    by Margaret Raynor on Nov 23, 2014

    Wonderful Tahitian beans. Thank you for letting me know when they were available!
  57. Beautiful beans

    by Emma on Nov 21, 2014

    They really aren't kidding about the notes of cherry- these beans smell delicious!
  58. Tahitian vanilla beans

    by Linda Kimbrell on Oct 13, 2014

    I love the plumpness of the Tahitian vanilla beans.
  59. Pricier, but awesome

    by Michelle Chan on Oct 11, 2014

    These beans have wonderful deep fruity notes. They came large and plump, and the large amount of seeds inside have a slightly sticky pulp, making it easy to scrape. A fair bit more expensive than other beans, these are definitely to be saved for special recipes.
  60. Vanilla

    by Joanne Kitchen on Oct 11, 2014

    First time using.
  61. this is a great bean

    by Rae Sandberg on Oct 11, 2014

    When my order came, I could hardly wait to open the box... Everything was packaged great... the vanilla beans were so plump and full...
  62. WOW!

    by Carola Caldwell on Oct 10, 2014

    Amazing fat, oily beans that smell heavenly!
  63. Glad I found this site

    by Denise Ballard on Oct 8, 2014

    Plump and moist. I bought these vanilla beans for vanilla bean gelato. Great flavor. Have told many friends about this great product. Way better than any vanilla bean found at regular markets.
  64. Vanilla extract

    by Dayna Wilson on Oct 8, 2014

    I'm making vanilla extract for Christmas gifts this year and bought these beans for my own jar. They smell heavenly and I can't wait to taste the result!
  65. This bean will take you to the Islands!

    by Mary Sanger on Oct 3, 2014

    I have to be honest and say that I have purchased each bean (Grade B extract beans) that Beanilla sells and it is very hard to pick a favorite. Each has a special characteristic. I love them all. The Tahitian is fresh and a little floral but not overpowering. There is not a bean you can purchase from Beanilla that won't give you a hundred times better flavor than anything you will get in your specialty store or grocery store. The quality is consistent and the service can't be beat. Give yourself a treat and pick any of the beans and I will bet you will be back for more. I'm a forever customer now. I will never buy another store-bought bottle of extract I'm sure Beanilla's would be great, but I want my own so I can take the credit for making a wonderful extract!!
  66. Great Product

    by Albert Lees on Oct 2, 2014

    Fabulous product and service. I've recommended your company to many others and will certainly continue to be a regular customer.
  67. Mmmm!

    by Christina Gillis on Oct 1, 2014

    Love these beans. Such a wonderful aroma and even better flavor!
  68. Plump and juicy, with a delicious floral aroma

    by Dru Fenster on Sep 21, 2014

    These beans came well packed with fast shipping. quality was just as advertised. I have added them to some alcohol infusions to make extract and am really looking forward to trying it in baked goods in a couple of months. I mixed some of these with the Madagascar beans as an experiment. I really appreciated the description of the characteristics of each variety of bean. I would like to see more Extract Grade B beans available in the future. Thanks Beanilla!
  69. Very happy with purchase

    by Kim Miller on Sep 20, 2014

    Great beans. Huge!!! Fragrance is wonderful.
  70. The best

    by Miriam Everett on Sep 20, 2014

    Excellent flavor
  71. Tahitian vanilla bean

    by Lynn Boergerhoff on Sep 19, 2014

    Am looking forward to using this soon. Loved the packaging!
  72. Plump!

    by Pam on Sep 13, 2014

    I started making vanilla ice cream this summer and used these beans..they are very large and pliable; when you scrape them it's almost like a pasty gum. Unique, deep vanilla flavor that really pops out!
  73. Big Fresh Beans

    by Jordan Petram on Sep 12, 2014

    Ordered the 10 pack of the Tahitian beans. They showed up within days and were very well packaged and were some amazing beans. They went straight into some Vodka I had bought to make some vanilla extract. Cutting them for the extract left my hands smelling like vanilla for days they were so potent. Can hardly wait until Christmas to uncork the bottle and see how it all turns out.
  74. Good product

    by WS Wong on Sep 12, 2014

    Tahitian beans are much larger and softer than the Madagascar or Mexicans. They're much more subtle in flavour - made panna cotta that tasted really nice. I'm not sure if I'd repurchase though, because it's far more expensive than the Madagascar bourbons. I liked the floral subtlety, but it will likely only work well for things with cleaner flavour profiles. Custards and creams, yes; chocolate and cake, likely no.

    Shipping was inexpensive and fast.
  75. Best creme brulee

    by Stephen on Sep 12, 2014

    These beans are the best I've ever seen! They smell amazing and taste even better! This bean made me some perfect creme brulee as well as ice cream! SO good.
  76. Great find!

    by Carolyn Porter on Sep 7, 2014

    All sorts of recipes are now possible, thanks to your well priced vanilla beans!
  77. Loved it

    by Shannon Hallowell on Sep 4, 2014

    Fast shipping great product
  78. Purchase reply

    by Wesley Fox on Aug 27, 2014

    5 Stars
  79. Best vanilla beans on the planet!

    by Sherry Vanderlinden on Aug 27, 2014

    I love every one of the vanilla beans - across the globe - that Beanilla offers, but if I had to pick a favorite.. the Tahitian beans tops my list. ;0)
  80. Best value for beans anywhere...

    by Carrie Nelson on Aug 25, 2014

    Best value for beans anywhere...
  81. Very soft and full of flavor

    by Diane Wake on Aug 25, 2014

    They made my Vanilla Bean Peach Jam taste awesome !!! !!!!
  82. Strong!

    by Amy Brune on Aug 25, 2014

    I usually use the Madagascar beans, but thought I'd give these a try. They are MUCH larger and stronger than any vanilla bean I've ever used. In recipes where I usually use 1 or even 2 Madagascar beans, I can use half of one of the Tahitian.
  83. Beanilla

    by Alicja Bielecka on Aug 24, 2014

    Perfect ! (Previous rating was mismatched-sorry)
  84. Beanilla

    by Alicja Bielecka on Aug 24, 2014

    Perfect !
  85. They do come from Tahiti

    by Christine Mannetta on Aug 24, 2014

    I had a friend at work do me a huge favor so I gave her the 5 Tahitian vanilla beans I had purchased. All I know is that you could smell the fragrance from outside the packaging. I just ordered a pack of 10. I want to use them for extract and baking for me and my sister. The price is reasonable, I mean they do come from Tahiti which is far away from the US and there are probably limited supplies. But when I read that they were the favorite of the "Beanilla" team, I knew I had to buy some. Thinking about purchasing the tube of 3 to give as presents come Christmas.
  86. Very fast and efficient service

    by Roberta Goeden on Aug 22, 2014

    I haven't yet used my vanilla beans but they are packaged nicely and they arrived quickly. Everything about the transaction was as it should be. Looking forward to making vanilla ice cream this weekend!!
  87. Tahitian Beans

    by Steven Chapluk on Aug 20, 2014

    Plump moist beans. They smell great.
  88. Plump

    by Paul Gardner on Aug 17, 2014

    Thick, and full of flavor and aroma.
  89. Best beans ever

    by Christopher Flynn on Aug 15, 2014

    Best beans
  90. 5 Stars

    by Lawrence Zalewski on Aug 14, 2014

  91. Wow

    by Michael Payne on Aug 11, 2014

    These beans are crazy. Another reviewer described them as "fat and sassy" and I'd have to agree. They are HUGE, easily two to three times the girth of any other beans I've seen. They have an excellent aroma and flavor, not as distinctly different as mexican vanilla, but very fine. They are expensive, but when you consider their size and that one can easily replace two or even three bourbon beans they aren't quite as pricey as they initially seem. If you are into vanilla (and you wouldn't be reading this if you aren't) then you have to try these at least once.
  92. Great Service with Great Products

    by Robert orrison on Aug 11, 2014

    They fulfilled every need and did it in VERY short order.
    I think they have a great spot and superior products for the home chef that is serious about their cooking !
    I'll buy from them again and I suggest you look too !!

    Cheers! and thanks for the service !!!!

    Robert M.
    Coastal Texas
  93. Love Beanilla

    by JEN HESS on Aug 11, 2014

    This is my 2nd purchase from Beanilla. They are my go-to company for vanilla beans!
  94. High Quality

    by Bethany Hensley on Aug 9, 2014

    I'm super excited to make my own vanilla extract and how simple!! I was very impressed with Beanilla and the quality of the vanilla beans, packaging, etc... I will only order from them!!
  95. I like them Plumpy

    by Sherry Bartley on Aug 7, 2014

    I purchased this for my best friend too so she could try it out. The Tahitian vanilla bean truly does take you on a tropical adventure. And the beans are plumpy.
  96. Vanilla beans

    by Jill Montgomery on Aug 7, 2014

    Not sure how these will turn out in vanilla as this is the first time using this kind. The beans were crazy plump and had a lot of vanilla in them, hurry up six weeks so I can try the vanilla!!
  97. Excellent

    by Mara White on Aug 6, 2014

    Love the dark cherry tones in this vanilla. Bean was plump and moist, incredibly fragrant. Huge bean. Arrived quickly and in excellent condition.
  98. Great product

    by Cynthia Williams on Jul 30, 2014

    Beans are fat and moist.
  99. Tahitian Vanilla Beans

    by Beverly Clement on Jul 21, 2014

    Nice plump (moist) beans, great packaging. Being after vanilla extract, the moistness of these beans while making the processing a dream, seemed to cut into the quantity of flavor vs weight ratio. Am planning to get additional beans to get an extract of similar strength to same "weight" of Madagascar Grade B beans. To be fair, I was warned about this, while intensely fragrant, they are a shadow of the olfactory load of the grade B Madagascar beans.
  100. Tahitian Vanilla Beans

    by Beverly Clement on Jul 21, 2014

    Nice plump (moist) beans, great packaging. Being after vanilla extract, the moistness of these beans while making the processing a dream, seemed to cut into the quantity of flavor vs weight ratio. Am planning to get additional beans to get an extract of similar strength to same "weight" of Madagascar Grade B beans. To be fair, I was warned about this, while intensely fragrant, they are a shadow of the olfactory load of the grade B Madagascar beans.
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