Bring the water to a boil in a large nonreactive pot. Add tea bags. Turn off the heat and cover the pot. Steep tea for 5 minutes.
Remove tea bags. Add lemon, oranges, sugar, wine, rum (if using), cinnamon, and cloves. Simmer on low, uncovered, for about 10 minutes. Remove cloves and cinnamon sticks. Taste and add more sugar if desired. Serve warm.
Tip: It’s wonderful to enjoy Hot Glow Wine outdoors, but if you’re thinking about using a thermos to keep your beverage warm, make sure the one you select is nonreactive as well.