We offer both Tahitensis "Tahitian" and Planifolia "Bourbon" vanilla bean varieties.
Which should I choose?...
Vanilla Planifolia: This is the most common and widely used variety, often referred to as "Bourbon vanilla." It has a classic, rich, and creamy flavour with sweet and aromatic undertones. The flavour is well-balanced and is what most people associate with vanilla.
Still not sure? ... Don't overthink it, they're both great! You won't be disappointed with either variety. You can choose from the options in the listings or leave it up to us to send you whichever beans are great at the time. Or see our section "Which type of vanilla to choose?" for more information.
Our vanilla powder is made from a combination of both types of vanilla beans to capture the flavour profiles unique to each species. If making your own vanilla extract, for best results, we would recommend using some of both varieties of vanilla bean to add to the complexity of flavour.