Serve this Hot Apple Tea for a warm and comforting winter beverage. Sweeten with honey or sugar, if desired.
Place first 5 ingredients and 8 cups water in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil, stirring until juice melts; remove from heat. Add tea bags. Cover; steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags.
Pour tea through a strainer, discarding solids. Garnish, if desired.
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