Spread lemon or orange rind on waxed paper to air dry for 20 minutes. In a kitchen towel, crush cinnamon sticks and cloves with rolling pin or mallet. In a small bowl, combine lemon or orange rind, spices and tea mix well. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
To brew: Rinse teapot with hot water. Heat fresh water to a boil and fill teapot. Add 1 teaspoon tea mixture for each teacup of boiling water. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes or to desired strength. Strain into teacups. Sweeten to taste.
Packaging Suggestions: First, line a tea cup with plastic wrap, fill the wrap with tea mixture, and tie it shut tightly with ribbon. Attach a decoration, a tea strainer or a package of pretty paper napkins. The tea can also be packaged in a decorative tin or apothecary jar. Write the directions for use on a recipe card or large gift tag and attach to the container.