Daphnis and Chloe
Wild Thyme Flowers
Thymus Capitatus, a variety that loves Greece’s rocky coastlines, grows into a woody purple shrub. It prospers in specific areas of the Mediterranean and is a hard find even at well-informed spice shops. Daphnis & Chloe's harvesters trim the blossoms one by one, 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.
Crumble with your palms or fingers before use. You’ll need 2-3 blossoms per portion. Floral and tingling, this thyme is best friends with lemon, garlic, and olive oil. A combination capable of taking plain roasted potatoes to another level.
Use for brining chicken, marinating lamb, or pickling vegetables. You can add a couple of thyme blossoms in your herbal infusions: they pair well with peppermint, and they have digestive, antiseptic, and antioxidant properties.
- Tea and spice jar
- 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!