Is it possible to freeze fresh hyssop? Can I expect it to be as aromatic and flavorful after defrosting?

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In my experience, the answer for most leafy herbs is yes, fragance and flavor is preserved. Never tryed hyssop, however Gardening Know How site says it freezes fine:

it can be dried or frozen and stored for later use. When harvesting a hyssop plant, cut it in the morning hours once any dew has dried. Hang the plants upside down in small bunches to dry in a dark, well-ventilated area. Alternatively, you can place the leaves in a plastic bag after removing them from the stems and place in the freezer until ready to use.


The aromatics diminish. I've tried this, with hyssop - because I have a bunch of bulk spices. I've found that an airtight jar in a dark/cool cabinet is best, even for an extended period (my jar on the shelf is over a year now).

The hyssop I get is from Jordan. I also receive sumac and the blend zaatar.

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