Thyme is a low-growing aromatic plant of the mint family. The small leaves are used as a culinary herb. This bunch of thyme will be 1 1/2 inches in diameter. It's commonly used to season soups, sauces, and braises. It also makes a welcome addition in potatoes, rice dishes, vegetables and even fresh bread. And it pairs well with other Mediterranean herbs like oregano and marjoram, and is used throughout Italian, French, andMediterranean cooking.