Main notes: fruity, caramelized, bewitching.
Aromatic: A rare vanilla, with a powerful nose and "off the beaten track" which represents a tiny part of the harvest of Madagascar (about 0.001%)
Quality: Luxury +17cm - long refining - Harvest 2018
Use: It works wonders in desserts, savoury dishes (such as scallops with vanilla) and arranged rums.
Origin - Plantations : Sambava, Antalaha, Andapa
terroir Packaging : Resealable bag.
"Beautiful, beautiful! Treat yourself, be impressed."
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WHAT IS BLACK GOLD VANILLA TSY TAITRY FROM MADAGASCAR?
Discovered in 2012 during my first trip to Madagascar, it was my most beautiful memory of the plantations of the country. I had traded a few kilos of it in a village in the Andapa region. This quality is really exceptional and represents a tiny part of the vanilla harvest of Madagascar. On the spot, I was surprised to see that nobody was interested in this variety. The producers had explained to me that there were no buyers for this type of vanilla. The volumes were tiny and only some plantations had a few vanilla trees.
This very wide vanilla, with an "out of the ordinary" size, was used at the time to make woven vanilla objects. It seemed incredible to me that nobody was interested in this variety. During the course of research, I was able to understand that it was the result of a "back-cross" between the variety vanilla planifolia (widespread worldwide) and the variety vanilla pompona, which is mainly found in the West Indies and Mexico. The result of this first hybrid was then back-crossed again with a planifolia variety. It seems that the cultivar Vaitsy from Costa Rica could also be of the same hybrid strain, which is remarkable
WHY DO I NEED TO FIND OUT ABOUT MY BLACK GOLD VANILLA TSY TAITRY FROM MADAGASCAR?
This vanilla is a vanilla for my customers in search of rare products. When one discovers this quality for the first time, one falls under the charm. Visually it looks like no other vanilla. From the planifolia plant (75% of its genetic line), it has the length of the most beautiful vanilla beans of the harvest and an overall fruity nose. Veins appear along its pod like the bark of a tree. The pompona variety (25% of its genetic line) gives it its aromatic power that goes off in an olfactory firework! Its fruity and caramelized notes can be easily perceived as soon as you open the sachet. The more complex base notes of leather and coumarin give it its suave and wild richness.
While some people take particular care when tasting great wines, I bring the same passion when I discover new batches of vanilla. As the harvest progresses, depending on the region of production and the know-how of the producer-processor, a vanilla will be completely different. We can then find beans of the same variety but with an opposite aromatic profile. This observation is valid for all the vanilla and spice beans that I offer, the fruit of my research and partnerships. The result is a quality that "goes off the beaten track", an aromatic amplitude that allows us to take our recipes and our senses on a journey.
My eyes shine when I look at it. I go on a trip to the plantations of Madagascar when I take a look at its aromatic profile.
This vanilla is so singular, so rare. When you treat yourself to it, you allow yourself to discover a vintage, an exceptional grand cru.
HOW TO USE BLACK GOLD VANILLA TSY TAITRY FROM MADAGASCAR IN COOKING?
If you like to use natural vanilla in your cooking recipes, 2 to 4 cm of vanilla will replace a planifolia vanilla bean. To discover it, I invite you to make a vanilla syrup - long conservation. This recipe will allow you to use it easily in your desserts and keep it handy when you're entertaining.
In a vanilla rum arrangement for your pastries (pancakes, crème brûlée, chocolate mousse) or simply as an aperitif. For a 1 litre bottle of white rum 50°C, provide a Black Gold Tsy taitry vanilla bean. Maceration 1 month minimum without adding sugar.
To prepare a sauce that will accompany your fish or meat. You can infuse 3 cm of a Black Gold vanilla bean in 20 cl of fresh cream with 2 g of salt. This base can be improved with a mixture of curry spices or some herbs. Infuse at a low temperature (70°C) for 15 minutes. It's simple and so delicious.
Gaëlle F. published the 15/03/2020 following an order made on 07/03/2020
Une gousse très impressionnante !
Michel B. published the 10/03/2020 following an order made on 26/02/2020
Très bonne vanille.
Daniel B. published the 06/02/2020 following an order made on 30/01/2020
Impressionnantes .!. Au top
Cyril G. published the 03/12/2019 following an order made on 26/11/2019
La taille est impressionnante et l odeur enivrante
Elisabeth V. published the 01/12/2019 following an order made on 22/11/2019
Belles gousses bien pleines! comme sur la photo.
Emilie J. published the 21/11/2019 following an order made on 02/11/2019
Je m'attendais à plus gros, mais le parfum...
Laura A. published the 18/11/2019 following an order made on 11/11/2019
Gilles L. published the 18/11/2019 following an order made on 09/11/2019
Delphine B. published the 13/11/2019 following an order made on 05/11/2019
Bonne qualite, gousse généreuse et parfum sublime,rien a voir avec ce que l'on achète en grande surface.