This delightful herb is in the verbena family and closely related to Mexican oregano. Essential for Ethiopian cooking, especially niter kibbeh, koseret has a minty, herbal flavor with hints of sweet basil and oregano. Bloom the flavor by sautéing in oil to use in soups or stews, or crush to add to spice mixes or as a garnish. With an aroma like pure sunshine, we can’t get enough!
Contains: Dried koseret leaves.
- Botanical Name: Lippia abyssinica
- Alternative Names: Kesse, kosearut
- Origin: Bonga, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
- Sourcing: Direct sourced from a women’s farming cooperative
- Tasting Notes: Mint, camphor, basil, oregano, herbal, savory, warm
- Pairs Well With: Besobela, ghee, Red Cayenne
- Try In: Niter kibbeh, tea, stew
- Learn More: Claire’s Journal Aromatum: Ethiopian Women in Spice