Perfectly refreshing JING recipe to welcome in summer for our friends in the southern hemisphere, or wave goodbye for our friends in the north. Either way you slice it, this watermelon infused refresher will leave both your adrenals and your spirit topped up and feeling good.
Join Mason and our in house Flavour Babe, Charlotte, in Topanga, California where they created this lovely drink together while enjoying the expansive views.
2 cups of chopped up watermelon
1 thumb of ginger sliced across the grain
5 - 6 leaves of a fresh aromatic- lemon balm, mint, lemon verbena or basil
Zest of half a lemon
Whole lemon peeled and cut into chunks
1 heaped tsp of JING
Handful of ice
Five or six pink peppercorns
Pinch of sea salt
'The herbs in our JING blend are some of the most revered and primary herbs used by the Taoists through antiquity to maintain and restore healthy Jing. They are used to slow the ageing process and ensure ageing is done with grace. With a sustainable lifestyle and Jing herbs, they saw no reason that we would not reach reasonably old ages free from disease, while still going strong. They saw Jing herbs as medicinals to reinforce stamina, power and strength through the body (since the Jing governs the physical structure of sinew and bones), as well as the process of how we generate energy in the body; the more Jing, the more robust athletically you become.' - Mason Taylor. Read more here.
Join Mason as we take a deep dive into the mysterious and vitally important energy that lives in our kidneys; Jing. ‘Jing’ is the Chinese word for ‘essence’ - specifically kidney essence. In the ancient Taoist tradition, fatigue, weakness and hormonal imbalance, were all considered a result of Jing depletion. By learning to nourish Jing we begin to stop any “leaking” of this energy, and therefore cease to be in states of exhaustion and restore this energy so that our body can grow deep roots of health to grow upon. When the Jing is strong and being used sustainably we experience healthy hormones, less stress, a rocking libido and strong bones, back, hips and knees. Mason covers the primary herbs and practices needed to ensure healthy levels of Jing in the body, this is our first step to ensuring a nice long, healthy life is experienced.