I store most of my dried herbs in mason jars. It’s an easy choice because we have lots of them, they fit on our shelves easily and (most importantly) they have lids to keep humidity, moisture and dust away from our dried herbs.
But that’s not my trick. Take a look at this photo and see if you can figure out another advantage of using mason for storing thyme:
Need a hint? Look at the bottom of the jar – there’s a bunch of leaves that aren’t attached to stems.
To remove the leaves from the stems of dried thyme all you need to do is shake the jar a few times. When you shake the jar the thyme will rub against itself and fall easily to the bottom.
For best results:
- Make sure to leave the lid on.
- Make sure there’s room at the top of the jar so the thyme can move a few inches up and down.
To use it, remove the lid and loosely hold your fingers (to prevent stems from falling out) – the leaves will easily pass through!
Do ou have a better trick? I’d love to hear it!