Combine the tamarind & date paste, sugar and water in a small pot and bring to a simmer on medium low heat. Stir while sugar dissolves. You should have a syrup the consistency of maple syrup. If it’s thicker add a bit of water and cook another minute. This will thicken up a bit when cool but still pourable. To serve combine 1/4 cup syrup with 1/2 cup water or sparkling water, stir and add 3 or 4 ice cubes.