How-to Make a Spice Bag
Use a spice bag or sachet to contain spices, citrus peel, bay leaves or other items and then discard them after they’ve flavored the recipe. Place the seasonings on a double thickness of cheesecloth.
Bring up the edges of the cheesecloth and tie securely with kitchen string. If you prefer, a cloth tea sachet (available in tea shops) also makes a great spice bag.