Bring the water to boiling in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add tea bags. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags.Advertisement
In a 6- to 8-quart pot, combine apple cider, cranberry juice, orange juice, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and the steeped tea. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Discard the cinnamon sticks and cloves. Serve warm. If desired, garnish with additional cinnamon sticks and/or cranberries.
To make ahead: Prepare cider as directed; cool. Transfer to an airtight container; cover. Chill for up to 3 days. Serve chilled, or transfer to a large Dutch oven and heat through.