Group Buy The Manihi - Tahitian Vanilla Beans - For Extracts and Baking (Grade A)


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We are thrilled to bring you an entirely new vanilla bean from French Polynesia.

Bean Family: Tahitensis
Bean Origin: French Polynesia - Tahiti
Bean Quality: Grade A (pliable, moist, oily)
Aroma: Light fruit, cherry/chocolate
Extract Taste: Sweet vanilla, licorice, caramel, floral, chocolate
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This is a "Group Buy" product, which means it has a low price because it is bundled with other orders. Orders that include group buy products usually ship in 4-8 weeks.
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The Manihi Tahitian vanilla bean is beautiful. It's an extremely difficult vanilla bean to obtain. It is cultivated and harvested in small quantity given the small geographic regions where they are grown. However, French Polynesia is a fairly developed and sophisticated region of the world so harvesting costs are more expensive.

This particular bean can be average size to large sized, sometimes 2-3 times as plump as other beans which typically means more rich, wonderful oils and a lot of lovely caviar, making this bean a VanillaPura favorite. 

The local farmers take great pride in the production of these vanilla beans (much like our Tongan farmers) and they simply don't sell them for low prices. They know that their beans are rare, elegant, beautiful and of the highest quality that you can expect. At VanillaPura, we are proud to support farmers that put as much emphasis on quality as these farmers do. 


Tahiti Map

We named this vanilla bean The Manihi after one of the 118 islands that make up French Polynesia. The small island of Manihi is described as peaceful and serene, designed for the simple life. We felt that name was appropriate for this bean. 

Tahiti Boat Lagoon

(Living the simple life in Tahiti)

When you first open a pouch of Manihi Tahitian vanilla, your nose will be met with an aroma that is bold, and teases of a cherry/chocolate blend with hints of tropical flowers. When you remove the first bean from the pouch and bring it to your nose, the distinct vanilla base will present itself with undertones of tropical fruit, reminiscent of the paradise where the bean is grown.  Finally, a Manihi Tahitian vanilla bean extract will have complex fruity notes under its bold vanilla taste with a conspicuous scent of cherry, chocolate and caramel that will enhance the taste of homemade ice creams, fruit-based deserts, creme brule, creams and custards with an elegant accent of sweetness not present in traditional vanilla. 

VanillaPura vanilla beans are all shipped vacuum sealed for freshness and should be stored unrefrigerated in a cool, dry and dark place. 

On average, there are 4-6 beans/oz depending on the moisture content of the specific batch of vanilla beans. There can be as few as 2-3 beans or as many as 10 beans depending on each harvest, which is why we sell by weight and not by bean count. Pricing reflects current market conditions and will be updated as market prices change.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Laura Achten
Amazing beans 💜

Got 5 of these in 1oz they were really big and plump, also some nice oils in the bag. They are extracting in vodka and can't wait for them to be ready. They smelled so rich and yummy


I think the fragrance of this bean is the most enticing ever. It is smooth, full-bodied, and absolutely dreamy. I've used an ounce to create vanilla sugar and I look forward to ordering more for a very special extract.

Hannah Weber
So juicy!

These beans were so thick and fat and had so much oil in the bag. There were only 4 beans but they were very heavy and still weighed the correct amount of oz I ordered! So pleased with these beans!

Gigi Green
An amazing bean!

Huge wide beans as wide as my finger! Oil rolling around in the bag. Lovely sweet fragrance of vanilla and cherry. All this in three 7 inch beans! Just AMAZING!