Those woody purple shrubs of thymus capitatus that populate the rocky maritime landscapes of Greece are quite different from the typical thyme. Their 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.