The Vanilla Planifolia orchid, the vanilla flower, is still pollinated by hand in accordance with ancestral methods. Grown by an association of organic farmers, the green vanilla pods come from the Maroantsetra and Mananara regions in eastern Madagascar.
After being harvested and sorted, the pods are then processed and refined in respect of tradition. It takes more than six months to achieve the desired quality level for these uncut black vanilla pods. The bundles are divided by size and secured with raffia ties, per the traditional method.
This high-quality vanilla contains sweet, floral aromas with powerful notes of cocoa. It has a shiny appearance and is easy to work with due to its softness.