Those woody purple shrubs of thymus capitatus that populate the rocky maritime landscapes of Greece are quite different from the typical thyme. Our harvesters cut and select the buds one by one, following an industrious process that allows you to revive the aromas of this herb right when needed, by rubbing it with your fingers just before use.
Very flowery and slightly piquant, this thyme works great as an alternative to common oregano. It pairs lovingly with white meat, grilled vegetables and cooked fruit. Thanks to its digestive, antiseptic and antioxidant properties, it makes a great addition to herbal teas and homemade infusion blends. It’s also good for marinating: Immerse chicken fillets in olive oil, honey, lemon and thyme for 3-6 hours, then grill or fry.
Daphnis and Chloe’s founder, Evangelia Koutsovoulou, devoted herself to discovering the best spices, herbs and herbal teas that her native Greece has to offer. Her research lead to the unearthing of a variety of unique products, some of the best that the Mediterranean has to offer, and which grow in distinct terroirs on smaller islands, as well as in farming areas in Northern Greece. All Daphnis and Chloe products are harvested on small, artisanal farms or gathered on mountain sides where they grow wild.