My Virgin Tongue!
I have always had a taste for bitter and strong drinks, so that was not a problem. However, I saw how it connected families, friends, and especially outsiders to feel part of these families or circle of friends. It is an easy gateway into small moments of conversation and community but in such an organic and natural way. After my first year in Argentina I continued to be a mate drinker. Luckily in Houston they sell it at the Fiesta Supermarkets and in Qatar as well. I was so pumped when I saw mate in the supermarket in Qatar. It helped me in some difficult times out there. I believe it was meant to be ;) Now I’ve been back to Buenos Aires for about 3 years now and finding yerba is of the smallest concern.