One of the main differences between common sage (salvia officinalis) and its Greek rival (salvia pomifera) is the latter’s more vigorous taste and fragrance. Popular as an infusion and as a seasoning, this variety makes a mark even when used in tiny quantities. Our selection is handpicked from a small farm in Crete. Our harvesters select the leaves by hand, following an industrious process that allows you to revive the aromas right when needed, by rubbing them with your fingers just before use.
Gentle, fresh and flowery, this sage brings a balance to strong flavors such as poultry, pork roast and herbed butter. Grind with coarse salt and black pepper for butter, sage and anchovy bruschettas. Folklore herbal guides suggest lemon and honey infused sage as a great remedy for the flu.
We couldn’t help but to fall under the spell and captivating charm of Daphnis and Chloe’s products! A few year ago, the company’s founder, Evangelia Koutsovoulou, devoted herself to discovering the best spices, herbs and herbal teas that her native Greece has to offer. Her research lead to the unearthing of a variety of unique products, some of the best that the Mediterranean has to offer, and which grow in distinct terroirs on smaller islands, as well as in farming areas in Northern Greece. All Daphnis and Chloe products are harvested on small, artisanal farms or gathered on mountain sides where they grow wild.