He comes from an old grove
where the wild trees grow
on the side of the Yunnan mountain
where the sunshine is tempered,
the clouds are sparse
and the pristine leaves are picked,
cleaned and dusted with gentle fingers.
The sweetness is balanced,
clarity plucked from the red sky.
Bourbon, lychee, and red plum
blended into a magical elixir
that a wise man drinks without hesitation.
After a few mindful sips,
the hot brew steeps in his soul.
It thaws his cold heart,
warms his fingers and toes,
renders his spirit virtually invincible,
if only for a few hours.