Mate Gourd with Bombilla
Traditional South American gourd with metal straw used to drink the traditional Yerbe Mate. Gourd must be cured before use. We also sell Yerba Mate.
How to Cure Your Yerba Mate Gourd
Curing helps prevent cracking, molding, and improves the flavor. You will notice that the longer you use your gourd, the better your Yerba mate will taste.
Fill the gourd half-way with Yerba Mate. Pour hot (not boiling) water into the gourd until it is full. Warning: boiling water may crack your gourd. Let the gourd sit in a well-ventilated place for 24 hours, topping it off with water as the gourd absorbs it. Then pour out the contents of the gourd and rinse thoroughly in running water. Your gourd is ready for use!