Thyme is a perennial shrub of approximately 20 cm in height. The tiny leaves are grey-green and slender.
Thyme has a penetrating, spicy smell. A special variant of thyme is lemon thyme. This plant looks a lot like ordinary thyme, but the leaves smell strongly of lemon.
The taste of thyme is typically Mediterranean. The slender thyme leaves can be added to tomato sauces, grilled meat and grilled fish. Thyme also tastes delicious with mushrooms and aubergines.
Fresh thyme can be used for cooking and is therefore an ideal herb for soups, single-pan dishes and sauces.
Thyme forms the classical bouquet garni together with parsley and laurel. Thyme is also a delicious herb for barbequing. Lemon thyme goes well with chicken and fruit salads.
Fresh thyme can be stored in the fridge for several days thanks to its woody branches.