Ginger is one of the most diversely consumed herb in the world. Not only is it enjoyed as a beverage but it is eaten in many forms world-wide. Ginger slices from the fresh root purchased at the grocery store will do for an introduction to the tastes and actions of Ginger in general but older roots that have been cured are considered the best form to make tea.
Water is boiled and two teaspoons of ginger per cup of water is added. The water is allowed to boil for 20 seconds and then the tea is allowed to steep for several minutes (3-5) at this time the Ginger is allowed remain in the cooling liquid as the pot is consumed. Tea made in this manner is not reheated. There are several products available that contain powdered Ginger root. The best way to brew fresh Ginger is to slice it thinly about the thickness of a quarter and pour boiling water over the slices, steeping for 3-5 minutes.