I have purchased vanilla beans from Native Vanilla in the past and am ALWAYS pleased, I love their philosophy. But WOW, I just made extract with these Timor-Lest beans, it's only been about a week so I have a long way to go before it's ready, but WOW it already smells so amazing and different from any other vanilla. This will definitely become part of my private stock.
Vanuatu is a difficult vanilla bean to find, it has a flavor profile that is unlike any other bean. The aroma and taste is reminiscent of ginger, nutmeg and hints of cinnamon and sandalwood. These beans are plump, dark and rich in oils. Light spirits would be best for extracting these beans, I have put mine in Cognac.
I used these beans to make vanilla extract. I'll find out how it turns out in a year!