Discover a new world of naturally superior herbal seasonings and infusions.
It’s interesting that whilst the Mediterranean is home to a large variety of aromatic plants, the finest examples rarely ever cross the narrow borders of their native lands. You could hunt for Mediterranean herbs at food markets, spice stores and delis around the world, but even your best finds won’t compare to the hand-picked oregano bunches that Greek women dry on their balconies during the summer months, or to the wild thyme shrubs that fill the islands’ air with their dainty fragrance each spring. And this is what Daphnis and Chloe is all about; sourcing this genuine bounty that can only be encountered in the natural state of things.
Put simply, Greece is where some of the highest quality Mediterranean cooking herbs naturally prefer to grow. The varieties that grow in Greek soil can contain up to 30 times more essential oils (a parameter that defines their quality) than other typically available herbs sourced form elsewhere. Moreover, thanks to its immense diversity of microclimates, Greece is home to an infinite list of endemic plants. D&C are sourced from natural plantations and family-run farms where the produce is grown according to organic agricultural principles.
AEGEAN ISLE OREGANO SACHET
A hard to find oregano that shouldn’t miss from any well-sourced pantry. The reason why such a remarkable herb is so little known, remains a mystery!
Packaging: Clear sachet- 15g/0.53oz.
Sourcing: This rare variety of oregano prospers in low altitudes, mainly in the islands of the Aegean. Only a handful of farmers cultivate it nowadays. It's harvested by hand, dried naturally and sorted in house at Daphnis and Chloe, without any mechanical means. By keeping the leaves and flowers intact, we ensure that they will stay fresh and strong until reaching your kitchen.
How to use: With your fingers, break the leaves and flowers in little pieces. You’ll need 4-5 buds per portion. Sprinkle on salads, dressings and pizza. The islanders typically use it for marinating lamb or chicken roasts.
Tingling, herbal and refreshing, this is the best finishing oregano out there.