Tahitian Vanilla Bean - Tahiti
Tahitian Vanilla Bean - Tahiti
Tahitian Vanilla Bean - Tahiti
Tahitian Vanilla Bean - Tahiti

Tahitian Vanilla Bean - Tahiti

Le Comptoir de Toamasina gives you the possibility to touch excellence with the premium Tahitian vanilla bean Tahiti. This vanilla from Tahiti is unique and incredible. It offers a beautiful and well shaped bean. It’s fleshy, supple and soft. When it touches your palette, our tahitian vanilla bean Raiata. The flavour is rich, unctuous and floral with tones of ripe fruit.

  • Main notes: anise and prunes which gives way to a taste of floral vanilla.
  • Aromatic: The star of pastry. A vanilla pod with an intense fragrance of gourmet vanilla, the most intense of vanilla
  • Quality: Gourmet - Extra
  •  Grand Cru

Discover an exceptional vanilla, the best vanilla in the world. Buy the best high quality vanilla pods at the best price per kilo.

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Discover the excellence of vanilla with our Tahitensis Vanilla Pods from Tahiti , available at the best value for money at  Le Comptoir de Toamasina .

Our family business, specialized since 2010 in the purchase of vanilla from Madagascar, this time offers you a unique sensory journey through Tahitensis Vanilla from Tahiti . I am Arnaud Sion , affectionately nicknamed Arnaud Vanille , and I invite you to explore a universe where quality meets excellence .

Vanilla Tahitensis from Tahiti is distinguished by its exceptional aroma, mixing notes of anise and prune to give way to a remarkable vanilla intensity . In the United States, it is known as Tahiti Vanilla , a name that catches everyone's attention thanks to its aromatic power and its length in the mouth.

Personally, although I find Tahitian vanilla exceptional, I consider that the best in the world is Bahian vanilla from Bahia in Brazil , which you can also discover in our online store and on my blog.

The vanilla tahitensis variety is produced in the lush lands of Tahiti. Its very large, large and plump pods offer a unique sensory experience. This vanilla is also distinguished by the fact that it does not undergo any scalding and is dried on the vanilla stem for 50% of the time.

We are proud to offer you this vanilla at the best price, whether in a bag or a bottle. Each pod is a concentrate of fruity , floral and aniseed aromas , ideal for enhancing your sweet and savory preparations.

At Le Comptoir de Toamasina , we are committed to offering you the best quality vanilla, compliant with ISO NF 5565-1 standards , even if certain appellations such as vanilla grand cru , bourbon gold or vanilla blackpearl are not recognized as official classification.

Since 2013, we have been offering you the best of Tahitian vanilla pods .

Why choose our vanilla?

  • Superior quality : Our pods are selected for their rich and intense aromatic profile, always measuring more than 14 cm and meeting the gourmet quality standard .
  • Advantageous price : Benefit from a preferential rate by purchasing by the kilo, without compromising on quality.
  • Recognized expertise : Arnaud Vanille travels the world to guarantee you the best vanillas, thus ensuring an exceptional selection.

If you continue reading, you will discover a world of recipes to explore. Whether you are a star chef or a pastry enthusiast, our Tahitensis vanilla pods from Tahiti will allow you to broaden your culinary horizons. They are perfect for flavoring a crème brûlée, enriching a panna cotta or giving a new dimension to your smoothies and yogurts.

Order now and join the culinary revolution . Don't miss the opportunity to acquire these vanilla beans.


Tahitian vanilla transcends its simple status as a spice to become a true emblem of the Pacific, celebrated for its unparalleled flavor and exquisite fragrance. Let's dive into the world of Polynesian producers, passionate artisans who devotedly craft this exceptional vanilla.

Mexican Heritage: In the 19th century, vanilla, originally from Mexico, undertook its journey to Tahiti thanks to missionaries, finding fertile ground in the tropical climate of the island, where it was warmly welcomed by the Polynesians. Today, Tahitian vanilla is universally acclaimed for its unique flavor, a legacy of this deep-rooted history.

Economic and Cultural Impact: Vanilla remains one of Tahiti's most precious agricultural treasures, not only generating jobs for local farmers but also driving tourism. Nicknamed "black gold", it skilfully balances the trade balance of French Polynesia thanks to its exports, while enriching the local culture with its prestige.

Ephemeral Flower: At the heart of this treasure lies the vanilla flower, a delicate orchid of the Vanilla genus, whose ephemeral beauty is matched only by its importance in the production process. Opening only for a few hours, its manual pollination is of crucial importance, giving birth to the precious vanilla pods, sources of so much delight.

Unique Preparation: Tahitian vanilla is pampered as soon as it is harvested at full maturity, then undergoing a natural browning orchestrated by the expert hands of the producers. Each stage of its processing is carefully scrutinized, transforming the seemingly insignificant fruits into a soft and fragrant spice. Finished by drying in the sun, it acquires its unique taste and creamy texture, ready to delight the most demanding palates.


Tahitian vanilla, renowned for its exquisite taste and unique fragrance, represents much more than a simple spice, it embodies a precious heritage and the art of Polynesian producers. Arriving in the 19th century thanks to missionaries, it prospered in the tropical climate of the island to become an essential economic pillar, providing jobs to farmers and stimulating local tourism, while balancing the trade balance of French Polynesia through its exports. However, this treasure is not without its challenges, with producers facing recurring theft of their crops and quality issues linked to the use of pesticides. To preserve the reputation of this exceptional vanilla, EPIC Vanille de Tahiti is strengthening its controls, encouraging producers to respect strict protocols. Despite these challenges, the profession of vanilla producer in Tahiti remains an art that combines tradition, science and passion, thus ensuring a promising future for this Pacific treasure, symbol of unparalleled know-how and a rich cultural heritage.


Tahitian vanilla is a fragrant gem, less famous than its cousin from Madagascar, but just as captivating. Here's what you need to know about this exquisite strain:

Origin and Characteristics: Tahitensis vanilla comes from the crossing of two species of orchids introduced into Polynesia between 1848 and 1850. It grows in the heart of humid valleys, on soils rich in humus, under shade houses or near acacia trees. Its pods are thicker than those of Bourbon vanilla and have a characteristic prune smell.

Harvest and Quality: Harvested three to four months later than Bourbon vanilla, it is three to four times thicker. Its indehiscent character (which does not split) allows it to retain all the power of its aromas. It offers a powerful, flowery, and slightly aniseed scent. More information on my blog.

Uses in Cooking: Tahitian vanilla flourishes in both sweet and savory recipes. For your desserts, creams, flans, tropical fruits, it expresses all its flavor. In a savory version, it brings delicacy to your fish and summer salads.

Recipe Ideas:

  • Moelleux Pineapple, Coconut and Tahitian Vanilla : A simple and quick cake with tropical flavors.
  • Tahitian Vanilla Cannelés : Let the vanilla seeds infuse in the milk for a delicious subtlety.

This vanilla is renowned and sought after by great chefs. Tahitian vanilla is a taste treasure that enhances your culinary creations.


Le Comptoir de Toamasina offers you tahitensis vanilla from Tahiti per pod in a bottle or sachet. Our bottles are designed to preserve the freshness of vanilla. 

You will find packaging for a simple amateur who cooks from time to time or for professionals, pastry chefs, resellers and also lovers of mixed rum. 

Here is the official price of Tahitensis vanilla to purchase per pod: 

  • Bottle of 1 pods: €8.50
  • Bottle of 2 pods: €16.50
  • Box of 10 pods: €64.42
  • Bag of 20 pods: €106.62
  • 50g box: €544.50
  • 250g bag: €232.10
  • 1kg bag: €798.50


Vanilla Tahitensis , also known as Vanilla x Tahitensis , is a hybrid vanilla variety that awakens the senses and transports the taste buds to exotic lands. We will delve into the fascinating history of this young vanilla, its unique characteristics and its role in global gastronomy.  

Origins and Cultivation

  1. Land of Paradise  :

    • Tahitensis vanilla finds its origins on the paradise island of  Tahiti . However, it is now grown in various parts of the globe, including  Papua New Guinea ,  Indonesia , the  Cook Islands  and  Niue .
    • This variety results from a cross between the vanilla plants  Vanilla planifolia  and  Vanilla odorata .
  2. Preparation Method  :

    • Tahitensis vanilla stands out for its unique preparation method. It is fertilized by hand, like vanilla planifolia, but it also benefits from a traditional method of refining in the sun in Tahiti in Papua, the tahitensis vanilla pod will undergo scalding. 
    • This combination of attentive care gives it exceptional taste and physical characteristics.

Aromatic and Physical Characteristics

  1. Taste  :

    • Tahitensis vanilla is  very fragrant and floral . Its aromas are captivating, with exotic and floral notes. In Tahiti, we are on notes that are going to be anise. In Papua musk and a very floral vanilla. This makes it a rare vanilla.
    • Unlike other varieties, it is  indehiscent , meaning its pods do not open when ripe. They remain fleshy, allowing maximum concentration of aromas and flavors. But the tahitensis variety has a lower level of vanilla than the planifolia. The Bahian variety is the vanilla with the best humidity level. 
  2. Physical  :

    • The Tahitensis vanilla pods are  impressive  in size for Tahitian vanilla. They can reach  4 to 5 centimeters in diameter , double or even triple the size of a fragrans vanilla pod.
    • Their water content is higher (40 to 45%) than that of bourbon vanilla (30 to 37%). However, their vanillin level is lower than that of the vanilla planifolia variety. But in Papua with scalding we have a humidity level between 30 and 33%. 
    • To obtain a vanilla scent and aroma,  half a pod of Tahitian vanilla  is enough or 1 tahitensis vanilla from Papua, unlike bourbon vanilla from Madagascar which requires the use of the whole pod.

Rare and Luxurious

  1. Low Production  :

    • Tahitensis vanilla is relatively rare, making it a luxurious variety.
    • At the end of 2019, it was sold at  €800 per kilo , demonstrating its strong demand and appeal. For tahitensis vanilla from Papua we are around $150 per kilo. 
  2. No “Vanilla Bourbon” Label  :

    • Unlike Madagascar vanilla, Tahitian vanilla is not part of the  “bourbon vanilla” appellation .
    • This label is exclusively reserved for Madagascar, Reunion, Comoros, Mauritius and Seychelles.

Why you should buy this vanilla

Tahitensis vanilla is much more than just a spice. It is a sensory journey that transports us to distant shores, where exotic perfumes dance on our taste buds. At  Comptoir de Toamasina , we are proud to offer you this rare and delicious variety since 2010. Discover it and let yourself be enchanted! 


Tahitensis vanilla from Tahiti is an aromatic treasure, less famous than its cousin from Madagascar, but just as captivating. Here's what you need to know about this exquisite strain:  

  • Origin and Characteristics :

    • Tahitensis vanilla comes from the crossing of two species of orchids introduced into Polynesia between 1848 and 1850.
    • Its pods are thicker than those of Bourbon vanilla and have a characteristic prune and anise smell.
    • It is harvested by hand and dried in the sun, giving it a unique taste and a rich, creamy texture.
  • In mouth :

    • Flavors of Anise and Prunes on the palate at first
    • Which then leaves a scent of floral vanilla

Tahitensis vanilla is a taste treasure that enhances your culinary creations.


Tahitian vanilla ( or vanilla tahitensis ) is a precious and captivating variety. Here's how to brew it and enjoy its unique flavors:   

  1. Infusion in Sugar or Rum :

    • Place a Tahitian vanilla pod in a pot of sugar or a bottle of rum (preferably Tahitian rum!).
    • Let it infuse for several weeks. You will thus obtain a sugar or rum flavored with vanilla.
  2. Infusion in Liquids :

    • Infuse a vanilla pod in hot milk to obtain vanilla milk.
    • Heat the milk to 40°C, add the pod and leave to infuse for 10 to 15 minutes.
    • You can also infuse in other liquids like cream or syrup.
  3. Use in the kitchen :

    • Tahitian vanilla is ideal for flavoring your desserts: crème brûlées, panna cottas, ice creams, etc.
    • It also goes perfectly with your exotic cocktails.
    • Its delicate notes of flowers and fruits will captivate your taste buds.

Remember that Tahitian vanilla is grown primarily in Tahiti, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Niue and the Cook Islands. It offers an unforgettable taste experience. Find out everything you need to know to use this vanilla with floral notes on our channel and our blog. Buy a prestigious vanilla online. 

Without forgetting that it is a vanilla of exceptional quality, tahaa vanilla, grand cru bora bora, raiatea island, moorea will have a beautiful aromatic power and above all a very good length for a rich and unique vanilla. 


Even if I prefer preparations with this vanilla pod which is nicknamed black pearl vanilla or vanilla on the Leeward Islands. This vanilla is the best vanilla in the world for some. Here are 8 recipe ideas: 

  1. Tahitensis Vanilla Crème Brûlée: Make a traditional crème brûlée by infusing Tahitensis vanilla into the cream. Sprinkle with sugar on top and caramelize with a blowtorch for a crunchy touch.

  2. Tahitian Vanilla Panna Cotta: Prepare a panna cotta by adding Tahitian vanilla seeds to the cream. Serve with a red fruit coulis for a deliciously fragrant combination.

  3. Floating Islands with Tahitian Vanilla: Prepare floating islands by flavoring the milk with Tahitian vanilla. Serve the whipped egg whites over vanilla custard.

  4. Fruit and Tahitian Vanilla Tart: Make a fresh fruit tart and garnish it with Tahitian vanilla pastry cream. Arrange the fruit on top for a touch of freshness.

  5. Tahitian Vanilla Soufflé: Prepare a vanilla soufflé by adding Tahitian vanilla seeds to the base. Serve straight out of the oven to enjoy its lightness and captivating fragrance.

  6. Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream: Prepare a delicious vanilla ice cream using Tahitian vanilla pods. Accompany it with an exotic fruit coulis for a tropical experience.

  7. Tiramisu with Tahitian Vanilla: Make a tiramisu by flavoring the mascarpone cream with Tahitian vanilla. Alternate layers of coffee-soaked cookies and cream for an irresistible dessert.

  8. Tahitian Vanilla Crêpes: Prepare light crepes by adding Tahitian vanilla seeds to the batter. Serve them with a salted caramel sauce for a gourmet touch.


To store your Tahitian vanilla pods from Tahiti , follow these tips: 

  1. Dry place  : Store the pods in a dry place, away from light and air, ideally between 15 and 20°C . 
  2. Airtight container  : Use a glass tube or closed jar to avoid exposure to air.
  3. Waxed paper  : Wrap the pods in waxed paper to prevent contact with air.
  4. Avoid temperature variations  : Protect the flavor of vanilla by avoiding thermal shock.

Tahitian vanilla from Papua is an aromatic treasure to be preserved! 


Wondering what to replace Tahiti tahitensis vanilla with? Here are the two best vanillas to replace this vanilla. But you should know that the aromas will be different compared to the terroir of Papuan vanilla.

  1. Papuan Vanilla Tahitensis : Papuan vanilla is close to the Tahitensis variety from Tahiti. It is spicy, with floral nuances. Use it as an alternative to maintain a similar flavor.  
  2. Brazilian Vanilla : Brazilian vanilla is an interesting option. It can be both Vanilla Planifolia or Vanilla Tahitensis . It offers a woody, floral and tangy aroma.      

Now you know everything you need to replace this Tahitian vanilla with. We do not recommend changing it for powder. Do not hesitate to discover my spices with intense aromas and above all subscribe to my YouTube channel to discover my travels around the world and understand the change in climatic conditions which will affect the cultivation of spices and vanilla. 

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