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A sachet bag with herbs, spices, and other aromatics.

How to Make a Sachet

A sachet bag filled with herbs, spices, and other aromatics is an easy-as-it-gets way to add flavor to simmering soups, poaching liquids, or mulled wine. Grab the kitchen twine and some cheesecloth and let’s sachet!
Course Pantry, Soup
Cuisine French
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 7kcal


  • 4-6 parsley stems chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon black, pink, or white peppercorns
  • 4-6 whole cloves optional
  • 1 star anise optional
  • cotton or hemp unwaxed twine
  • 4" square of cheesecloth


  • Place the herbs and aromatics in the center of the square of cheesecloth. Gather the corners together to make a small pouch, tying it tightly with twine. 
  • Keep one length of the twine long enough to tie to one of the pot handles, for easy removal. 


Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 348IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg