These are not the only controversial points to arise in connexion with tea drinking, but they are sufficient to show how subtilized the whole business has become. There is also the mysterious social etiquette surrounding the teapot (why is it considered vulgar to drink out of your saucer, for instance?) and much might be written about the subsidiary uses of tealeaves, such as telling fortunes, predicting the arrival of visitors, feeding rabbits, healing burns and sweeping the carpet. It is worth paying attention to such details as warming the pot and using water that is really boiling, so as to make quite sure of wringing out of one's ration the twenty good, strong cups of that two ounces, properly handled, ought to represent.
I started making ginger tea recently just because I love ginger, then read an article about health benefits of turmeric. I am not one who believes all the posts on super foods that will cure everything, so usually ignore them, but this one caught my eye. I read some actual medical tests and found it has been proven to help with joint pain and inflammation, so thought I'd give it a try. Unlike ginger, it tastes pretty awful on its own and really needs a fat added to help body absorb everything now I make a drink that reminds me of chai by using ginger and tumeric with milk and honey. Steep as you did here with just a little water, then add milk and honey to that. Adding cinnamon and nutmeg makes it all the better. Some use coconut oil instead of milk or use coconut or nut milk