I love the taste of ginger and I also use fresh ginger when I have a sore throat. I just slice a dime size piece of ginger, (very thin) and put it inside my cheek. I leave it there for quite awhile and find it is great relief for the sore throat.
I also found a super ginger tea at our Chinese grocery in Orlando, but since I am no longer within shopping distance I had to find another source. Fortunately Amazon has just about anything you could possibly want and I found it there. If you like Ginger tea this is a must for your cupboard.Instant Ginger Honey Crystals Pack of 30 Bags – 18 g Sachets