This is a tea I make for my 9 year old son. He asks for it when his stomach is bugging him....who am I kidding...he'd drink it everyday if I made it for him. It helps with digestion and all you have to do is look up the beneficial properties of ginger on www.WHF.com or google it. Actually all my kids drink this tea, thanks to T-Bear. Easy and versatile. *Note* .... that 9yr old is now 16 and still drinks it to this day. A few notable additions (depending the illness) have been; -a dash of hot sauce, or cayenne powder. With the cayenne it needs to be added first and whisked to avoid clumps -a pinch (basically one small swipe of a microplane) of fresh garlic -whisk in a pinch of cinnamon and/or nutmeg (usually served with a thin apple wedge) ....apparently a candy cane works well too If I'm making smaller batches and I'm not going to use up all of the ginger before it goes bad, I either vacuum seal/Ziploc bags in portions, and freeze it for future use.