Thyme is an aromatic herb and member of the genus Thymus. The most cultivated species is Thymus vulgaris. It is sold both fresh and dried. Thyme is used to make za'atar and herbes de Provence. Its delivers layers of woodsy, savory and mint flavors.
Leaves may be removed from stems either by scraping with the back of a knife, or by pulling through the fingers or tines of a fork. Thyme keeps its flavour better when dried than other herbs. The fresh form is more flavourful, but also less convenient, storage life is rarely more than a week. However, the fresh form can last many months if carefully frozen (see ref)