Daphnis and Chloe - Wild Grecian Thyme Flowers

Wild Grecian Thyme Flowers

Thymus Capitatus, a woody purple variety growing wild along Greece’s rocky coastlines, is extremely hard find even at well-informed Mediterranean spice shops. Daphnis and Chloe's harvesters trim the blossoms one by one, by hand, following a laborious process that allows preserving the herb’s aroma for longer. The most advanced tool to ever touch these flowers is a pair of scissors! Floral and tingling, this wild thyme is best friends with lemon, garlic, and olive oil – a combo capable of taking roasted potatoes to another level. Use for brining chicken, marinating lamb, or pickling vegetables. Add a couple of thyme blossoms to your herbal infusions: they pair well with peppermint, and they have digestive, antiseptic, and antioxidant properties. Or, garmish cocktails! Crumble with your palms or fingers before use. 14g

Under the Acropolis Hill of Athens, in the neighborhood of Neos Kosmos, Daphnis and Chloe specialise in rare & forgotten terroir herbs of Greece, processing them lovingly by hand. These Mediterranean heirloom herbs rarely leave their places of origin.