Tea may differ widely in preparation, such as in Tibet, where the beverage is commonly brewed with salt and butter.
The name comes from the Greek σκάφη, skáphe, meaning "anything scooped (or hollowed) out".
The condemned was forced to ingest milk and honey, and more honey would be poured on the victim to attract insects, with special attention devoted to the eyes, ears, mouth, face, genitals, and anus.
In some cases, the executioner would mix milk and honey and pour that mixture all over the victim.
The method entails trapping the victim inside two boats, feeding and covering them with milk and honey, and allowing them to fester and be devoured by vermin.
The intended victim was stripped naked and then firmly fastened within the interior space of two narrow rowing boats (or hollowed-out tree trunks) joined together one on top of the other with the head, hands and feet protruding.