The fifth day of drinking

The fifth day of drinking Yerba and I can tell that it really works. I don’t feel tired during the day, I’m more open for people, optimistic, my allergy to dust has been reduced, and finaly I’v been  sleeping soundly all night long. Maybe it’s just coincidence or the power of suggestion. Unfortunately  contact with dogs still made me rash :(

yerba set by martushka


Writing blog I expose myself to my deepest fear of using English. I risk, maybe fail but not die.  So now fear has less power. Soon I will be free. My husband is source of inspiration, continued support The game itself has changed very little over the years, but a few huge wins at the gaming tables really made playing roulette a special pleasure. and encouragement in that process. He is not for sale.

school of english


Starting day with Yerba… I don’t need coffee any more :)

Yesterday my friend discovered  shop on Leven Street, Edinburgh LupePintos. They sell Mexican food, American, Indian, Thai, Indonesian and other bits. So I bought Taragui Yerba Mate from Argentina :)


I am drinking Canarias Yerba Mate from Brazil now… it is so nice…. It works for me so far. So maybe it may work for others.


That is my Yerba mate set:  Jamie Oliver porcelain Mug, Ikea pot for water and bombilla made in Argentina :)


The idea of drinking Yerba mate came from desire of owning a dog. Naively thinking that it helps reduce my allergy for dog saliva.

Fresh start with Yerba Mate

My first lesson about Yerba mate – Do Not drink it after 5pm. The second – be prepared for the keen mind and orginal ideas like for instance buying a new domain :)

That is how was born.

After a quick search I found a tea/coffee room called The Institute in Marchmont, Edinburgh where you can drink Yerba mate. Fantastic place. Minimalistic but very welcoming. There are only two but very original photographs on the walls.  The owners are photographer  Gavin Evans and circus performer Kamikaze. I will definitely come back there for more…

yerba mate, the institute

Walking on Marchmond streets my friend and I enjoyed the windows decorations