Heat in a saucepan, over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
Stir and let steep for about 5 minutes.
Strain through a fine mesh sieve over a mug.
Serve with an additional sprinkling of black pepper (helps with absorption) and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon.
You can find fresh turmeric at your local supermarket (my stop & shop carries it), Whole Foods, or health food store should also have it if they sell produce.