Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Featuring a menthol, slightly sage-like taste, with a similar warm and pungent aroma, thyme is a classic herb that always adds a new depth to a dish. With a green to pale grey appearance, thyme is a perennial herb with mat-forming rooting branches that prefer sunny growing conditions but remains highly adaptable.

Thyme is one of the herbs used in bouquet garni, along with parsley and bay. The flavour also combines well with other robust herbs such as sage and rosemary. Add to soups, pasta, vegetable dishes and casseroles, particularly Coq au Vin & Boeuf Bourguignon. Fresh leaves and flowers can also be used in salads and as garnishes.