Place tea bags and water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil, uncovered, until liquid is reduced to 2 cups. Remove tea bags, and stir in whole allspice, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Let cool about 1 hour; chill 1 hour. Discard solids. Cook tea mixture and apple cider in a large saucepan over medium heat until thoroughly heated.
We tested with Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger Herbal Tea.