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Vanilla beans Tahitensis +14cm - Papua

Main notes: island flowers, gingerbread, licorice leather.

Sensation: A quality with a maturing period of 12 months.

Aromatic: A vanilla with a rare amplitude and "off the beaten track".

Colour: Striated ebony, pearly and silvery sheen.

Calibre: Gold Reserve - Gourmet +14cm

Origin - Plantations: Highlands region - Mount Kabangama, Goroka.

Packaging: Resealable bag

250g of Tahitensis vanilla +14cm equals about 70 pods

"Discover my love at first sight!"

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    Until 20 years ago, this origin was not known to the market. The producers had a lot of credit because no one in the region knew vanilla. The first year, a small group went to Manus Island and came back with cuttings. 3 years have passed and the first flowers have appeared. Members of each community left in order to be trained in the fertilization of vanilla flowers. When the flowers were fertilized, when the pods started to grow, yet another journey had to be made to understand the different stages of maturing a vanilla pod.

    Today, in the communities of the Sepik region, many people grow vanilla. The income generated by this activity allows communities to build schools, hire teachers and repair bush roads. The community system allows a more fluid management of vanilla plantations but also a good use of this new village economy.

    I am in constant contact with producers, collectors, community leaders and exporters in this region. These men inspire me and I am proud to be able to contribute to the development of their origins and to contribute to the building in my own way

    The top of the range Papua vanilla, the ultimate!

    A vanilla with a gourmet aromatic palette, notes of gingerbread, floral.
    Superb pods with a moisture content of between 20 and 30% depending on the quality, fine pods, rich in vanilla grains.

    A vanilla for lovers of long matured vanilla who want to buy a discovery.



    Black Gourmet Vanilla 20-30% moisture, more fatty with round, full-bodied and floral notes of a Tahitensis. Final with notes of liquorice and leather. A superb complexity, an intensity to discover quickly.

    Its aroma has enchanted me. I was so used to Bourbon vanilla, to the planifolia species. Love at first sight was as intense as when I discovered pompona Schiede vanilla from Guadeloupe. As in love, it is always difficult to explain "Quivering", the alchemy that makes you subjugated by an origin in the first second.

    Many of you understand what I mean. Epicureans, lovers of wine or noble products have probably already felt this feeling. A vanilla, a sourcing, a very difficult region to access.

    A Tahitensis vanilla of the same species as the one found in French Polynesia. A singular aromatic, so different from the others. A complex nose that starts with spicy notes in the attack, bottom notes on the flower, leather-liquorice.
    Sourcing is difficult as the quality of the batches differs from one producer to another. It took a considerable amount of time to find serious partners who met my specifications. As vanilla prices were high, refining was not well done on most samples or vanilla was not picked at full maturity.

    A very difficult area to access because there are no roads leading to it from Port Moresby, the capital in northern Papua New Guinea. You must either fly or boat to the Sepik region. Once there, the roads are busted, the villages of the communities are easily 2 days away from the first city.

    Vanilla maturities do not occur at the same time in different areas, which further complicates collection.

    Beyond the total personal investment required to develop a partnership, the quality of this great vintage is the Reward:

    • The joy of offering my customers a refined vanilla that goes off the beaten track.
    • A unique vanilla, a dominant gingerbread and a floral overall.
    • A strong relationship with my local partners, based on trust and mutual respect.



    This vanilla has a DUO of 3 years.

    To get the most out of its aromatic palette, take care to split your pod along its entire length, remove the seeds and put the whole thing in your preparation

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    4.9 /5

    Based on 210 customer reviews

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    Philippe D. published the 11/12/2019 following an order made on 04/12/2019


    bon rapport qualité prix

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    Edith C. published the 10/12/2019 following an order made on 28/11/2019


    je trouve que la saveur et senteur des gousses ne correspond pas à la description qui était donné sur le site. Mais la qualité est là. Gousses bien tendres et pleines.

    Comment from David Vanille the 10/12/2019
    Bonjour Edith, Pouvez vous me dire la saveur et le nez que vous sentez sur ma vanille Tahitensis de Papouasie svp? Je maintiens que les notes sont florales au premier nez, arrive ensuite les notes épicées "pain d'épices", les notes finales sont soutenus par des notes plus corsées de cuir, légèrement réglissé. Les gousses Tahitensis sont plus larges de couleur ébène et nacrée. J'attends votre retour pour pouvoir améliorer ma description qui après 200 avis doit surement être plus détaillée. Passez une excellente semaine, Au plaisir, David Vanille

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    Emmanuelle U. published the 04/12/2019 following an order made on 28/11/2019


    Gousse bien épaisses et grasses !

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    Chantal A. published the 04/12/2019 following an order made on 13/11/2019


    Un produit d'une très belle qualité, j'ai hâte de la cuisiner pour découvrir ces saveurs

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    Marie C. published the 03/12/2019 following an order made on 25/11/2019


    J'ai découvert cette vanille, parfum gourmand.

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    Jerome T. published the 02/12/2019 following an order made on 22/11/2019


    Tres bien emballé, premiere creme brûlée: parfum envoutant!!!!

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    Anne D. published the 29/11/2019 following an order made on 09/11/2019


    Ça se sont des gousses Extraordinaires, Charnues, parfumées A RECOMMANDER

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    Patrice D. published the 28/11/2019 following an order made on 21/11/2019


    Pas encore utilisé dans mes pâtisseries mais déjà les odeurs me plaisent.

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    Marie-Caroline F. published the 24/11/2019 following an order made on 18/11/2019


    Vanille de qualité, délicieuse et à un très bon prix

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    Marie G. published the 21/11/2019 following an order made on 15/11/2019


    Pareil que pour les gousses de vanille de Madagascar...

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