I just spent three weeks traveling throughout French Polynesia, visiting the islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea & Taha'a. Taha'a is know for growing the best vanilla beans on the planet! Tahitian vanilla is characterized by having a distinct smell & taste of Vanilla mixed with Anise...& isn't found anywhere else in the world. Since I have always had a LOVE for vanilla, I stocked up on these very expensive but esquisite beans to use in my products! I hope you love them too!