That pretty much sums up the Vanilla Bean.
Just enough sweetness to really give the vanilla some meat to grab on to but not enough to be cloying.
The fair trade and organic Indian vanilla beans used in this mead have a more subtle, floral sweetness to them. As opposed to a more spicy Madagascar bean, these impart an almost cream soda quality to the finish.
Breakout your best snifter or scotch glass, pour a finger or two and let it breath, warm and open up. Take note of the changes in its texture and flavor during the session. You will discover notes you never knew could be coaxed out of two simple ingredients.