I posted this thread in the monk forums, but I feel like the topic would be better discussed and answered here instead.
"One thing that's always bothered me with spells and more specifically spells that seem to require reagents or items to use with them but are seemingly endless. The monk in particular uses a variety of teas and brews... so how do you imagine these abilities being used in your mind. Does the monk in question simply have his brews ready beforehand... or perhaps through his training in the mist and magic is he able to conjure the brew akin to a mana gem? "
^^ The topic I brought up and wish to discuss more fruitfully here!