Fleur de Tiare confiture from Tahiti (Tiare Flower Jam) has been brought to the U.S. by David and Danny of Los Angeles. David works in the legal profession, and is an amateur guitar player and gardener. Danny works in the mental health field, and enjoys physical fitness and cooking. David loves the tropics and Danny enjoys speaking French, and both love French food--the perfect combination of which we found on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia.
We chose Moorea for vacation in 2008 based on enthusiastic posts on TripAdvisor.com from regular visitors to Moorea, and we returned there in 2010. They were right: Moorea is truly marvelous with its warm turquoise lagoons, incredible sunsets, majestic mountains, delicious food, and friendly people.
On both trips, we visited the Opunohu Valley, which sits above the picturesque Cook's Bay and Opunohu Bay (where the 1984 movie "Mutiny on the Bounty" was filmed). We stopped at a place that sells ice cream, juices, and jams made from locally grown fruits and flowers that are truly delicious. The Fleur de Tiare confiture (Tiare Flower Jam) and the ice cream made from the Tiare Tahiti flower was the best. It is unique because of its sweet taste and delicate fragrance. We brought a couple of jars of Tiare Flower Jam back with us.
Tiare Flower Jam was nowhere to be found in Southern California stores including high-end specialty grocery stores. We looked online and found one Tahitian retailer that was selling a 9 oz. jar of a similar product, but with shipping to the USA the cost was about $45 per jar. No way!
Over pancakes drizzled with Tiare Flower Jam, we had an idea: what if we could bring lots of Tiare Flower Jam back home with us? We researched other uses for Tiare Flower Jam - FAQs
David went back to Moorea to buy as many 12 oz. jars of Tiare Flower Jam that he could carry back with him. Our original inspiration from TripAdvisor, and now dear friends, graciously hauled more for us back to the States.
We are the exclusive distributors of Tiare Flower Jam made in the Opunohu Valley of Moorea and we're making our limited supply available to test the waters for future offerings of this incredible, unique product. Let us know what you think.
(Tahitian for "Cheers!")