For an alcoholic drink, add medium or dark rum to cups before serving. Also tastes good chilled, without rum, and can be served in summer as iced tea.
Tie spices loosely in cheesecloth bag and bring to a boil in water. Add tea, tied loosely in another cheesecloth bag, and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Remove bags of spices and tea. If juices are pulpy, strain them, then stir into tea. Add sugar to taste.