The health benefits go on for a while and cover a whole gambit of bodily business so I found you this handy link on the interwebs for you to peruse while you sip your ginger tea.
Benefits aside, I really enjoy the freshness and the bite of the ginger root with hot water.
Fresh Ginger Tea
Boil some water
Peel 1/2-1" of ginger
Slice into rounds
Put in your favorite mug, fill with boiling water and let it steep for a minute or two.
Let me know what you think!