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.
THE SWEETEST PEPPERMINT LEAVES
According to an ancient myth, it was Demeter the goddess of the earth, who created the mint plant by punishing the disobedient nymph Minthe and turning her into what would later be one of the Western world’s most popular herbs.
Packaging: White tube 12g/0.4oz.
Sourcing: Our cool and sweet peppermint comes from a small farm at the foothills of Mount Minthi, not far from the fields where the plant gained its name in antiquity. The fragrant leaves of the plant are left whole, allowing you to revive the aromas right when needed, by rubbing them with your fingers just before use.
How to make Peppermint Tea: You’ll need a teaspoon (0.5g) per tea cup, dosage on taste. Simmer for 5-10 minutes in hot water (95C), covered. Strain and serve alone or with lemon, warm or at room temperature.
Use as a cooking ingredient: In homemade syrups, ice cream, or minute-powdered over salads.