When feeling homesick, the first senses that feel nostalgic are taste and smell. For Palestinians, home is the flavor of zeit o za’atar for breakfast, dipped with freshly baked bread. That introduces a whole wave of smells, including the sharp scent of thyme along with the smoke rising from Grandma’s fire as she toils away at the bread.
The Zeit O Za’atar box embodies everything that reminds you of home. For as long as history can tell, the olive tree has held its ground as a symbol of freedom, resistance, and strength. From it, we get the purest olive oil, handpicked by Palestinians themselves, that you can serve with a lovely hand-designed ceramic pitcher. Not all like their oil the same way, and so we must assume that a variety of choices of colors for the pitcher are just what pleases everyone. You can choose a multi-colored style pitcher, or choose between a dark blue or green colored pitcher. If you’re still taking a trip down memory lane, with the scent of fresh bread in your nostrils and the taste of bittersweet oil on your tongue, then you definitely completed the thought with a sip of thyme-flavored tea. The benefits of thyme are as plenty as the amount of tea Palestinians drink daily. Needless to say, for Palestinians and lovers of Palestinian heritage, Zeit o za’atar accompanied by thyme flavored tea is a tale as old as time itself.
Zeit O Za’atar Box contains:
A ceramic condiment plate for olive oil and thyme, A small pitcher of oil (multi-colored, dark blue, and green), oil cannula 250 grams and thyme 250 grams.