Wild Tonka Bean

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Wild tonka bean, a sublime native of Trinidad’s rainforest. It delivers a mosaic of dark sensations, echoing the wild nature where it hails. Supple notes like cherry rum, wild honey, magnolia, roasted almond, sandalwood and freshly cut hay transcend into a coconut, clove, orange peel afterglow.

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  • add a dramatic touch to desserts
  • infuse or grate over cappuccino and cacao brews
  • finesse a savoury soufflé, pasta, cheese, cassava or plantain
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Wild Tonka Bean

Tonka, a Kalinago word, a bean traditionally used in the preparation of cacao potions to ignite passion, bolster courage and attract luck. My great-grandmother used tonka to flavour her pot before cooking. Obeah women conjure up essential oils and seductive fragrances – smells encountered wandering bush at dawn, following scent trails spiriting out of undergrowth into a giant kumaru, flush with fruits and tales whispered in a forgotten language.

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