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Homemade from the Heart: Bouquet Garni in a Bag

By The Herb Companion staff
October/November 2003
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  1. Combine approximately 1 tablespoon of each herb in a small bowl. If using bay, add individual leaves when filling the bags.
  2. Add ½ to 1 teaspoon of the mixture to each bag (1 bay leaf per bag). For friends who really love the spice of life, add a few peppercorns.
  3. Seal muslin bags with string or follow manufacturer’s instructions for sealing paper tea bags.

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