Antiseptic – antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral
Thyme has been used for thousands and thousands of years as a culinary, medicinal, and ornamental herb. Ancient Egyptians used thyme for embalming and the ancient Greeks used it in their baths and burnt it as incense in their temples, believing it was a source of courage. The spread of thyme throughout Europe was thought to be due to the Romans, as they used it to purify their rooms and to “give an aromatic flavour to cheese and liqueurs”. In the European Middle Ages, the herb was placed beneath pillows to aid sleep and ward off nightmares. In this period, women also often gave knights and warriors gifts that included thyme leaves, as it was believed to bring courage to the bearer.
The oil of thyme contains thymol, which has antiseptic properties. Before the advent of modern antibiotics, oil of thyme was used to medicate bandages and at present thymol, is an active ingredient in various commercially produced mouthwashes.
Thyme is a member of the mint family and a relative of oregano, and whilst there are several varieties of thyme, we have opted for lemon thyme (Thymus Citriodorus) due to its smoother flavour profile, with citrus and zingy ginger notes.
Our wild lemon thyme is harvested 2,100m above sea level from the forest of Jiliza, in Northern Armenia, by hand. Compared to lemon thyme, our lemon thyme is more delicate, due to altitude and purer growing conditions. A very smooth infusion with citrus and ginger notes.
Lemon thyme is a perfect alternative to lemongrass or lemon verbena and may be drunk after a meal to aid digestion, or just before bedtime to relax.
Choose from the following options*:
- Nazani Tea Caddy (30g) makes approx. 30 cups – £17.95 (2019)
- Caddy Refill Pouch (30g) makes approx. 30 cups – £14.95 (2019)
Catering pouches are also available**:
- Small Catering Pouch (250g) makes approx. 83 servings – POA
- Medium Catering Pouch (500g) makes approx. 167 servings – POA
- Large Catering Pouch (500g) makes approx. 334 servings – POA
*Estimations are based on drinking the traditional Armenian way, where one portion will give you at least two cups (up to 3 infusions are possible) – just refill with 100°C water.
**Based on servings.
Please note the pouches are not airtight, and therefore once opened, your tisane should be transferred to an airtight caddy or storage jar in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and strong odours. We do not recommend glass, plastic and paper containers. Any noted health benefits of our herbal infusions are from traditional medicine and should not be used to prevent or cure any disease.
Consult a GP if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any other health concerns.
100% Wild Lemon Thyme
May – June 2019
|Growth & Production Method|
Use 2g for every 200ml of 100°C spring water and brew for 5 minutes
One portion will give you at least two cups
Herbaceous with notes of citrus and ginger