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A Tahitian Vanilla Bean - Black Pearl

Quality: 13-15cm - Size M - 35 to 40% humidity.
Origin - Plantations : French Polynesia, Tahaa Island, Raiatea and Huahiné.
Packaging : Resealable bag.

Tahitian vanilla is not the most "full-bodied and powerful on the nose". Ma Black Pearl de Tahiti offers biscuity (gingerbread and speculoos), aniseed and gourmand notes. The ensemble evokes sensual, feminine and sweet notes. Under its delicate aspect, in pastry, it proves to be exceptional.

"Discover the black gold of Tahiti, a journey of the senses awaits you! »

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  • Tahitian Vanilla: an exceptional product

    When we think of vanilla, we immediately think of the delicious Bourbon vanilla produced on Reunion Island or Madagascar in particular. And yet, less known, but just as fabulous in taste, Tahitian vanilla has nothing to envy its competitor. In Tahiti, no Bourbon vanilla is produced. Indeed, only the countries of the Indian Ocean can obtain this appellation. But no matter what, you will see when you taste this exceptional product, the name does not make the quality. I have travelled a lot around the world in search of the best vanilla. In the course of my travels, I had the chance to discover French Polynesia, and Tahiti in particular. This island full of magic with its breathtaking landscapes and unique beaches holds a treasure: its vanilla. Go to the markets of Papeete to admire teasing stalls with magnificent vanilla beans. Their appearance, their smell, everything makes you want to. On the island of Taha'a, the vanilla market is held every month. A real paradise for vanilla lovers. The island offers the best climatic conditions for this product to develop. Vanilla tahitensis and Vanilla planifolia are produced here. The pods of the former ripen on a creeper. The pods of the latter are picked before maturity and are steamed. Two methods, but always an outstanding quality. Tahitian vanilla is one of the most expensive in the world. Why is that? Quite simply because it is produced in smaller quantities than the Bourbon vanilla of Madagascar. Rarity makes the price, it is known. Today, great chefs such as Guy Savoy themselves confess to being bewitched by the power and refinement of this very high quality product.

    Tahitian vanilla culture: what you need to know

    As we mentioned, in Tahiti, two cultures are practiced. While Vanilla tahitensis is picked ripe with its beautiful brown pods, Vanilla planifolia follows a different process. It requires very meticulous work to exploit its full potential. During production, each pod is massaged to blend its aromatic components. From the cultivation of the orchid that gives this marvellous vanilla to the harvesting, through the care given to the beans, everything is done to offer you a great vintage.

    Preserving your Tahitian vanilla bean

    Madagascar vanilla, Reunionese vanilla or Tahitian vanilla, whatever product you have bought, you must take the greatest care of it. A good conservation is the sine qua non condition for your vanilla to develop all its aromas and to embellish your dishes in the best way. If there are various ways of preserving vanilla, we suggest you place it in an airtight jar with an alcohol base. It will keep all its properties.

    Why is Tahitian vanilla so important?

    Because it's excellent! The quality of Tahitian vanilla is no longer to be proven. But that's not all. This rare product is also a natural antidepressant, a low-calorie product that allows you to sweeten while keeping your figure and a partner in your digestion. A good and healthy product, why do without it?

    Tahitian vanilla in your kitchen

    You are used to powdered vanilla, vanilla sugar, vanilla flavors, you will be surprised by Tahitian vanilla. Its fleshy pods, its aromatic palette, everything is made so that you can no longer do without its small black beans.
    You can split its beans and infuse this fragrant vanilla to flavour your dishes.

    Here are a few ideas for using Tahitian vanilla:

    - homemade
    vanilla ice cream - arranged
    rum - desserts
    - coconut
    flank - liqueur
    - homemade
    spice mix - caramel
    cream - custard



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    Francis M. published the 03/07/2020 following an order made on 20/06/2020


    Une vanille chère, mais j'ai voulu tester pour justement comparer avec une vanille plus abordable. On n'est pas déçu, c'est un parfum exceptionnel !

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    Fiona A. published the 29/06/2020 following an order made on 07/06/2020


    Delicieuse, très parfumée, très charnue

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    Sybille S. published the 12/06/2020 following an order made on 31/05/2020


    La qualité de cette gousse et le parfum J'adore

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    Yonah R. published the 29/05/2020 following an order made on 15/05/2020


    Je préfère celle de Madagascar plus cacaoté plus subtile d’odeur Après chaqu’un ses goût

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    Nicolas L. published the 15/05/2020 following an order made on 03/05/2020


    En sirop l'arome est divin

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    Caroline C. published the 08/05/2020 following an order made on 26/04/2020



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    Mathilde L. published the 25/04/2020 following an order made on 14/04/2020


    Fantastique produit ! J'ai juste regretté que sur les 5 gousses commandées en individuel (les lots de 6 n'étant plus disponibles), une est un peu moins charnue.

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    Françoise M. published the 31/03/2020 following an order made on 23/03/2020


    La vanille envoyée est magnifique d'aspect elle est brillante , moelleuse et charnue. Mais l'arôme m'a semblé assez faible et j'ai donc été assez déçue au sujet du rapport qualité/prix. Cette belle vanille manque de force, dommage!

    Comment from David Vanille the 01/04/2020
    Bonjour Françoise, La vanille de Tahiti n'est pas la plus "corsée et puissante". La black pearl de Tahiti propose des notes biscuitées, anisées, gourmandes. L'ensemble évoque des notes sensuelles, féminines et suaves. Sous son aspect délicat, en pâtisserie, elle se révèle être exceptionnelle. N'hésitez pas à créer un sirop de vanille pour la découvrir et lever son voile. Au plaisir, David

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    Daniel F. published the 21/03/2020 following an order made on 07/03/2020



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    Cam Thi L. published the 15/03/2020 following an order made on 08/03/2020


    Elles sont super les gousses de vanilles de Tahiti.

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