Papua new guinea Vanilla beans - Tahitensis Gourmet

Main flavours : Floral , Gingerbread, Leather

Aromatic range : Love at first sight 2019

Colour : Ebony black

Origin : Highland provinces, Mount Wilhelm, Mount Kabangama, Goroka

If you could only choose one variety of Vanilla, this would be the one!

Same variety as Tahiti !

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  • 1. The variety you’ll fall head over heels for!

    20 years ago, no one knew about this variety. We have the producers to thank for its creation. Vanilla wasn’t very well-known in Papua-New Guinea before un small group of them came back from Manus island with cuttings to start growing them in their province. The first flowers bloomed 3 years later. Members of each community were sent to Manus again to learn how to grow Vanilla properly and successfully. Once flowers were fertilised and beans started growing, they want back again to learn everything about maturing.

    Thanks to this group of producers, Vanilla cultivation is popular in the Sepik region. Money made thanks to this industry is mainly used to improve the life of the community. For example, it helped fund the schooling system (building schools, hiring teachers, etc) but also fix roads. As this new source of income is based on a communal model, the funds are used in a positive way. Small villages gain in wealth and it helps improving the living conditions of the inhabitants.

    I take great pride in having a part (as small as it may be) in helping this community grow. To do so, I keep in touch with every producer, picker, exporter and community chief I met and work with. All of them are a true source of inspiration.


    2. High-end Vanilla from Papua-New Guinea, a variety to die for!

    It’s one of the most flavourful varieties today. Its wide and gourmet aromatic palette displays floral hints alongside gingerbread hints.
    These beans are a wonder : wide, plump, with a humidity level of 30 to 35% and rich in seeds.
    This variety of Vanilla is the go to for people who want the best of the best.

    3. Why I fell in love with this Vanilla ?

    For its profile : a gourmet Vanilla with 30 to 35% of humidity; balanced, creamy and well-seasoned hints; liquorice and leathery undertones.

    I was so used and charmed by the Bourbon Vanilla that this new variety took me by surprise. It was as instant and powerful as when I first discovered the Guadeloupean Pompona Schiede Vanilla. You can’t explain what you feel when you fall in love with someone. I can’t explain how I felt when I fell in love with this Vanilla. It’s like something came over me and I knew I had to help people discover the wonder that this variety is. Wine and other delicatessen aficionados know what I mean as they probably have already felt that way when discovering a new product that made them fall head over heels.

    4. An actual treasure protected by nature and humankind

    This variety is the same as the ones you can find in French Polynesia. But as it grew in Papua-New Guinea, its aromatic palette is unique, truly one of a kind. Its top note is spicy, the head note is floral and, finally, the base note is liquorice-y leather-y. Each hint is followed by another one, creating a whole symphony of scents and tastes.
    However, getting it is more than complicated! Quality is very unequal from one producer to the other. You have to try and taste all the batches to find a product you click with. Many batches included beans that weren’t fully matured or hadn’t even reached ripeness before being picked. It took me an awful long time to finally find a producer with whom to build a trusting partnership.

    It’s also physically complicated to access crops. No road links the Northern part of Papua-New Guinea to the capital, Port Moresby. You first have to take either a plane or a train to get to the closest city and then, it takes approximately 2 days to finally get to villages that grow Vanilla. Depending on the region, Vanilla beans don’t reach ripeness at the same time which makes things even harder.

    However, trust me, this Vanilla is worth everything :

    • The quality of this Grand Cru is astounding
    • I take great joy in helping people discover this (literally) off the beaten tracks vanilla
    • A surprising floral and gingerbread-hinted Vanilla
    • The trusting relationship I built with the producers I met and work with all of those aspects make every mile I walked, every hour I spent searching and doubting worth it.


    5. How to keep your Vanilla beans fresh and how to use them properly?

    Once bought, this vanilla will stay fresh and optimal for 3 years. Past that time, it may lose part of its aroma and flavour.

    To enjoy all of its aromatic range, be sure to cut the bean lengthwise, scrape the seeds loose from the bean and add both to your recipe.

    Hop over here to learn how to store and preserve your Vanilla beans.

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    4.9 /5

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    Martine H. published the 10/07/2019 following an order made on 01/07/2019


    La qualité est au rendez-vous je ne suis pas déçue j'ai été très surprise car effectivement elle se rapproche de la vanille de Tahiti. A consommer sans modération.

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    Francine W. published the 10/07/2019 following an order made on 16/03/2019


    Excellente qualité.

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    Aurélie F. published the 09/07/2019 following an order made on 03/07/2019


    Bien grasses et de bonne taille. Très aromatique

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    Dominique B. published the 03/07/2019 following an order made on 14/06/2019


    Du bonheur :)

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    Emilien G. published the 17/06/2019 following an order made on 09/06/2019



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    Christel B. published the 11/06/2019 following an order made on 01/06/2019


    excellente et goûteuse

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    Annick F. published the 10/06/2019 following an order made on 04/06/2019


    Juste senti les gousses ; cela correspond aux caractéristiques inscrites sur le site Ravie de pouvoir essayer bientôt cette vanille bien différente de celle de Madagascar que je connaissais

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    Monique T. published the 09/06/2019 following an order made on 03/06/2019


    tres bonne vanille

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    Brice T. published the 09/06/2019 following an order made on 02/06/2019


    Je connais celle de Tahiti alors je vais essayer celle de Papouasie.

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    Danielle I. published the 09/06/2019 following an order made on 31/05/2019


    Quelle odeur agréable, je recommande

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