4 cups of water
2 inches of ginger root sliced (peeled if not organic)
4 cardamom pods (lightly crushed)
4 cinnamon sticks
2 tablespoons loose green tea leaves
1 or more stevia leaf/ves (optional)
In a medium saucepan, put sliced ginger root, crushed cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks. Pour four cups of water, cover, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Turn off the heat, add loose green tea and let steep for two minutes. Strain into pitcher that can hold hot water and let cool. Refrigerate for a few hours.
Pour cold tea into tall glasses with ice and a twist of lime
As the spice of the tea mingles with the flavor of lime, add this wasabi of wisdom to the folds of your mind
Socrates demonstrated long ago, that the truly free individual is free only to the extent of her/his mastery. While those who will not govern themselves are condemned to find masters to govern over them.
In our writing world of poetry and tea; what is the difference between those who are "good" and those who are masters?
The answer is threefold - practice, practice, practice.
Deliberate Practice and Passion towards Perfection is highly repetitive, mentally demanding work that is often unpleasant, but undeniably effective.
It is this self-discipline that separates world-class poets and tea artisans from everyone else.