Combine water and cranberries in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Stir in freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice. Add remaining ingredients, stir.
Cover and allow to steep for 1 hour. Strain tea and reheat to serve. Serve hot. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and orange slices if desired.
Steep: A process using small bits of seasonings or herbs such as tea, placed in bags or metal containers with holes, to enhance the water with the flavors from the contents in the containers as the water passes through the contents.