Thyme is a delicate herb in appearance. Its tiny rounded leaves grow in clusters around its thinly wooded stems. Younger leaves are bright green and fade to grey-green with age. Its delivers layers of woodsy, savory and mint flavors.
Tarragon is a tender leafy, aromatic herb. Thin, multi-branched stems grow from a central root which grows horizontally, growing young stem shoots to propagate the plant. Tarragon is fragrant herb, its warm, subtle flavor delivers an anise-like flavor and aroma.
Rosemary is grown for ornamental and culinary purposes. It is harvested for its leaves. It is highly aromatic and releases aromas of pine, menthol and pepper. Those aromatics translate directly into its flavor profile, making rosemary one of the most powerful stand alone herbs in the kitchen.
Marjoram is a shrub-like herb that looks very similar to oregano. Marjoram has light green, slightly oval-shaped leaves, growing in pairs along its tender stems. The leaves tend to be more round and elliptical than those of oregano, with the same fuzzy texture. Marjoram has a sweet flavor, the sweetness is mixed with hints of pine and citrus.