Premium quality vanilla beans from Sri Lanka are a rare and prized specialty crop grown in valleys among tea plantations and rainforest. The vanilla plant is a relatively new commodity crop to this spice-producing island nation. The vanilla orchid of choice for cultivation in Sri Lanka and other Indian Ocean vanilla producing countries is Vanilla planifolia. If not properly cared for, vanilla vines grow high into the trees and must be constantly cared for, pollinated, and hand picked at just the right time of maturity.
Sri Lankan Vanilla has a well-balanced vanilla profile that works well in baked goods, vanilla extract, and other vanilla products.