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. Our 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.
About the Founder:
Former journalist Evangelia Koutsovoulou established Daphnis and Chloe, a company that sources dried culinary herbs and spices, in Athens in 2013. The Mediterranean herbs are all grown and harvested in ideal geographic settings, which range from remote land in the mountains to small islands and allow the products to reach their prime. Daphnis and Chloe herbs are hand-picked and processed using non-invasive artisanal methods.
Try Oregano from Taygetus, which won a sofi™ Gold Award for Seasoning & Spice in 2017, Unique Greek Sage, sofi™ Silver Award-winning Wild Thyme Flowers and more. The thyme buds are cut and selected one by one and are as beautiful as they are versatile: pair with grilled vegetables, use in marinades for chicken or steep in tea.
Learn more about Koutsovoulou's story in this article from the Wall Street Journal.