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Wild Thyme

Thymus polytrichus

PLANT FAMILY

Lamiaceae.

AROMA

Herbaceous and slightly floral aroma.

TASTE

A piney, peppery taste, with bitter, slightly lemony and minty notes.

CHARACTERISTICS

A small and evergreen herb that grows low to the ground up to 40cm. It bears white to purple flowers, and is known for its antiseptic properties.

In medieval times, thyme was a badge of bravery and energy and ladies would embroider a motif of a bee hovering over a sprig of thyme they would give to their favoured knight. Indeed, thyme and bees have long been associated, and the honey made from bees that feed on thyme pollen has long been prized for its sweetness and fragrance.

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