Original vanilla pods. Tahiti
Original Tahiti Vanilla, (Vanilla tahitensis), approx. 14cm, fleshy.
The Tahiti Vanilla is a close relative of the Vanilla planifolia, whose most precious representative is the Bourbon Vanilla from La Reunion and Madagascar. In recent years it was rediscovered as an unusual spice for unusual combinations and modern recipes, particularly in the area of award-winning and gourmet cuisine.
Tahiti Vanilla contains significantly less vanilla than Bourbon Vanilla, but contains numerous other flavourings. In the past, it was therefore considered to be of low quality. However, due to its flowery, fruity aromas, the Tahiti Vanilla was rediscovered and is suitable for recipes for which the typical intense vanilla flavour is not desired.