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Does thyme taste like dirt to anyone else?

Posted by on Mar. 21, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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I made a beef stew last night that was pretty good, but it had this really earthy, almost dirt taste to me, and I know it was the thyme that did that.  Is it supposed to taste like that?  I don't use it often but when I do, I notice that taste.  Am I just weird?  Or do other people feel like it kind of tastes like dirt as well?  I know some people who think cilantro tastes like soap, which I don't, so I can see where different people would have different opinions about this.  I just want to know that I'm not crazy.

by on Mar. 21, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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fatcat0908
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Dried thyme tastes very earthy to me, fresh thyme is much better, still earthy but just a better flavor. It is also a very strong spice so you have to be careful how much you use. It can easily overpower a whole dish.

armywifey0615
by on Mar. 21, 2010 at 10:30 AM

I love Thyme!! My hubby is Jamaican and uses it in almost everything that he cooks!! It might just be your tastebuds!!

deltacogirl
by on Mar. 21, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Ok, thanks.  Its very likely that I was using too much, since I don't follow recipes or measure anything.

Appleseeds
by on May. 4, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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It absolutely tastes like dirt to me- so much so that I'm now afraid to use it in recipes!
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geomauldin
by New Member on Mar. 4, 2017 at 2:37 PM
Tasting dirt in my lovely soup. Thought it was the thyme too. I taste it in my sinus too.
UnexpectedMama
by Member on Mar. 4, 2017 at 2:43 PM
If you used dried thyme, that might be it. I use fresh herbs because they taste better. Some taste very different dried vs fresh.
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by Sapphire Member on Mar. 5, 2017 at 10:28 PM

I don't like it :)

SweetLuci
by Bronze Member on Mar. 6, 2017 at 8:53 AM

If it was dried thyme, you have to be very careful with the amount you use. A little goes a long way. Next time, just use a tiny bit and taste. Just enough and you will have a nice eartly flavor, too much and it is very off-putting. Try using fresh thyme, a much better flavor.

Bmat
by Emerald Member on Mar. 6, 2017 at 3:37 PM

Use less, or make sure dried thyme isn't too old.

Reina13
by on Mar. 6, 2017 at 5:44 PM

I have nothing to add except that when I read your title, "parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme" ran through my head...lol

Okay, carry on.  :)

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