VanilleActiv2 from Heilala Vanilla Beans
Under the Polynesian sun, vanilla vines climb high from the rich, fertile soil amongst the unspoilt beauty of the Kingdom of Tonga. This island needs no filter: It is the postcard of dreams with luscious greenery, pristine coral reefs that fringe powder white beaches lapped by more shades of blue than we knew existed. Tonga’s climatic conditions make it the perfect environment for growing vanilla, it’s hot, humid conditions, with moderate rainfall evenly distributed through 10 months of the year ensure the vines thrive.
Tonga produces the world’s best vanilla. It isn’t made in a lab but rather in a unique collaboration and partnership between Heilala and hard-working farmers and families who carefully cultivate and hand-select premium vanilla beans The Heilala team nurture the exotic orchid plants where each vanilla flower must be pollinated by hand before vanilla beans are hand-picked and slow-dried under the South Pacific sun where a magical fermentation process transpires and 200+ compounds are activated.
Ethically sourced and harvested from Tonga, vanilla-growing communities continue to be at the heart of Heilala's philosophy. Heilala don't simply support the people of the small Pacific Island Tonga. The people of Tonga are the lifeblood of the business. They are partners, colleagues, workmates, family and friends. As a result, Heilala can have a significant impact for good on the health and lives of the children and families of Tonga and this is further enhanced simply because Heilala are primarily a business of women.