02 May 2010
New Organic Vanilla From Tahiti
We've had a delivery of some gorgeous fecund organic vanilla from Tahiti. It's brilliant kit and it's totally different from normal organic vanilla from Madagascar - firstly, it's a different species of vanilla orchid, called Vanilla tahitensis as against the standard Vanilla planifolia; and secondly they insist on a higher moisture content than is standard for typical vanilla from India or Madagascar or Uganda so they look really juicy, moist and fat. These Tahitian organic vanilla pods look so gorgeously bountiful and full of flavour.
The flavour of these Tahitian vanilla pods is full of smooth, luxurious and rich vanilla aromas and tastes, but they seem to have a more delicate flavour than standard Madagascan vanilla, while there is a hint of anise and loads of orchid floral delight coming through.
I love it as a great alternative to classic Bourbon organic vanilla pods. These complement Steenbergs range of organic vanilla that includes Bourbon vanilla from Antsirabe Nord in Madagascar and premium vanilla beans from Eastern Congo.
For more on these go to Steenbergs web shop.