Pour the cider
and herbal tea
into a wide saucepan. Add the sugar and place the saucepan over a low heat. Slice the clementines in half and stick a clove into each half. Add the clementines to the pan. Break the cinnamon sticks
in half. Add the cinnamon, bay leaves
and cardamom pods to the saucepan
. Heat the saucepan until the mixture is almost boiling. Turn down the heat once the pan is near to boiling.
To serve, ladle the mulled cider into heatproof glasses with handles.