Delicate, sweet, rich in flavor, spicy, and highly aromatic are just a few of the fine qualities of vanilla. Vanilla is found in the seeds of the orchid vine, Vanilla planifolia (V. fragrans). Pure Vanilla is one of the most expensive spices in the world. Growers are known to "brand" their beans with pin pricks before they can be harvested, to identify the owner. Vanilla is an aromatic stimulant and has also been long regarded as an aphrodisiac. Vanilla is an addition to our MADAGASCAR BLEND and TIKAL BLEND.