Daphnis and Chloe
Pennyroyal The Ancient Mint
The sweet, highly aromatic Pennyroyal Mint had a significant role in the ancient Greeks and Romans’ cuisine. Its culinary use dwindled during the Medieval era.
Today it is used mostly as an herbal tea; however, creative cooks will love its looks and flavor. Trimmed and packaged by hand in-house at Daphnis and Chloe, it is available in small quantities.
This mint has a sweet, floral fragrance and a slight cooling effect. Use a small quantity to add a flavor that reminds of spearmint to your stews, soups, or syrups.
To use as an herbal tea, you’ll need a teaspoon (1g) per teacup. Simmer for 5′ at 95C, covered. Strain and serve.
*Avoid during pregnancy and lactation without medical advice.
- Loose leaf tea and cooking herb
- Packaged by hand
- Sourced from a small organic farm in Greece
Daphnis and Chloe was established in 2013, in a small workshop right under the Acropolis Hill of Athens. The team's dream was to see the limited batch terroir herbs of Greece in the kitchens of home cooks worldwide.
Daphnis and Chloe come from a small country with a peculiar geographical distribution and variable micro-climates where Mediterranean herbs thrive. Studied by scientists and traded by farmers since the beginning of history, these little known ingredients have great culinary value. However, they rarely cross the borders of their places of origin.
The D&C team's job has become to travel the country for superior herbs and inspire farmers to believe in forgotten, heirloom varieties. They source from small organic farms across Greece, and they know their growers by their first name. Curating their plants’ journey from sourcing to shipping, the team makes sure they’ll maintain their magical properties all the way to your kitchen!