If you have never had ginger tea, you are missing out on a treat. Ginger tea is made by boiling peeled and sliced pieces of fresh ginger "root" found at your local grocery store. I say ginger "root" because ginger root is not a root at all. The "root" is actually the plant's rhizome, or underground stem.
To brew ginger tea, we typically use about a one to two inch piece of the ginger's rhizome per 20 ounces of water. Bring to a boil, add honey, and you have a delicious drink. For additional flavor, you can add freshly squeezed orange or lemon juice.
Ginger tea is very soothing. It can have a slight zing to a potent punch depending how much ginger you use. The honey make's it sweet and spicy at the same time.
Ginger tea is said to have several medicinal benefits, including: