I was making ginger tea last night because it was really cold in Tallinn. For those who don't know what ginger tea is, it's just ginger, brown sugar, and water. To make ginger tea, there is one important step: the ginger must be soaked in cold water for a long period of time. The cold water lets more of the ginger "spice" into the water, which creates the "warming" effect when drinking ginger tea.
Making ginger tea: