We have searched far and wide to find the best vanilla bean possible. These large beans from Tahiti are five times the size of that found in the grocery store and plump with vanilla "caviar". Tahitian vanilla beans have light floral overtones and are usually paired with delicate desserts, such as ice creams and custards. They are best used in foods that don't require intense heat to prepare. The cured beans should be kept in an airtight container and will hold for 18 months.