Thyme is an herb used in cooking in fresh, frozen and dried forms. Thyme has a piney and peppery taste with bitter, slightly lemony and minty notes. It is often sold in small bunches and recipes often call for a sprig which is usually a single stem. It was used by the Romans to flavour cheese and drinks and is popular today in many Mediterranean dishes. Thyme grows well in semi-arid and rocky environments; southern Greece is famous for abundant wild thyme and the honey produced from its flowers.