The flavor profile of organic thyme is spicy with a smoky and piney taste, and undertones of cloves and mint. The aroma is warm and earthy with a slightly floral, peppery fragrance.
This fragrant perennial is native to the southern Mediterranean region, North Africa, and Asia. Also known as common thyme or garden thyme, it is from the species Thymus vulgaris and is one of over 350 species in the Lamiaceae (mint) family. Other members of this family include basil, lavender, marjoram, oregano and spearmint.