I came up with these little bouquet garni. Simmer with 8 - 10 cups of apple cider or unrefined apple juice. Add 1/4 cup of brown sugar or maple syrup and serve.
Hot Apple Cider Bouquet Garni
Cut a double thickness of fine cheesecloth into 3 - 4 inch squares. Use pinking shears if you have them for a nice finish. Fill each with the following mixture -
1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon dried orange zest
I broke the cinnamon stick in half and tied one half outside the bag for decoration. I broke the other half into little pieces and put them inside the bag. A trick to dry orange zest is to use the microwave oven. I used finely grated orange zest and microwaved for about 50 seconds. Do check it often because it can burn easily.