Earthy, Minty, Peppery, Sweet, Warm (Origin: Mediterranean)
Among the world’s oldest culinary herbs, thyme is a relative of both mint and oregano.
Thyme adds an earthy flavor to foods, without stealing all of the attention from the main attraction. Many meatloaf recipes call for thyme, and you’ll see it used as part of a dry rub for meats
Dried thyme leaves have a pleasantly earthy, woody flavor that pairs well with roasted meats, stews, soups, clam chowder, fish, hearty sauces, gumbos, stuffing, chicken, pork, and many vegetable dishes.
It is a common ingredient in Italian recipes, French cooking (for the herb blend Bouquet Garni), and is crucial to Middle Eastern za’atar blends.