VANILLA BEAN EXTRACT KIT WITH GOURMET VANILLA BEANS (500ml)
Crafted by Temptress Apothecary & Plants + Passion
Homemade, double-fold vanilla extract is likely to bring you to your knees with its warm, comforting aroma.
What makes the best vanilla extract? The best vanilla. Harvested and cured by vanilla bean farmers using traditional techniques. Known as the gold standard of vanilla our premium grade beans have an exceptional flavour profile and a naturally high vanillin content. No pesticides, no machines, just a 12-month labour of love, from farm to your kitchen. Our Vanilla beans are either grown and sourced directly from farmers at the top end of Queensland (Australia’s Vanilla bean industry is still in infancy) or ethically sourced directly from farmers in our neighbouring regions. We currently support five micro-farms, with plans to increase that in the coming years.
We bow to the cultivation of the vanilla bean which is one of the most labour-intensive of all food crops. Each orchid stalk can take three to five years to produce its first flower, which then needs to be pollinated by hand – a process that cannot be done by machine. After pollination, the beans are then left to grow for nine months, harvested, cured and air-dried for another month. Yes, we certainly do need to do a few fist pumps for vanilla bean farmers, and the beans themselves should be handled with deep reverence.
This precious vanilla extract kit utilises a slow infusion of premium vanilla beans with your favourite alcohol, over many months, gently drawing out the delicate aromatics to produce a sweet and complex vanilla extract. It’s easy and a handmade luxury unmatched by anything you will find on the market.
‘Wait! Infusion takes time’, As Ralph Waldo Emerson reminds us: ‘Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.’
Included in this kit is:
- A beautiful solid 500ml glass brewing bottle
- 5 ethically-sourced, gourmet vanilla beans
- 50g potent vanilla paste with vanilla bean caviar
- Stainless steel funnel
- Labels & Instructions, all wrapped up in a beautiful box.
*You will need to purchase 500ml of your favourite alcohol for infusing. It’s illegal for us to supply this to you.