Yerba Mate Bombilla Cleaning Brush Limpiabombilla
Handy little yerba mate bombilla cleaning brush. It is flexible and be inserted into the bombilla to remove the build up of debris from use with yerba mate. 17cm in length with a little loop at the end which is useful to hang up your cleaning brush.
How to Clean my Bombilla
The first tip with your bombilla is as soon as you have finished using it, remove it from the yerba mate and rinse. This will minimise the amount of yerba clogged in the holes.
To clean, place in a saucepan with water and a little vinegar and bring to the boil. If it can be taken apart then do so, otherwise boil it as it is. Boiling will loosen the yerba mate that collects inside.
Use a cleaning brush (limpiabombilla) to poke down the length of the bombilla several times. This will dislodge the yerba mate and remove it.
Ensure the bombilla is put together again properly. In between use, it is good practice to ensure it is cleaned and stored dry which will prevent tarnishing. If your bombilla is not made of stainless steel or a non-oxidising alloy, keeping it dry will also prevent rust.
Yerba Mate Tea
The tradition of drinking yerba mate is such an important part of the South American culture. This is specifically true in Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, although in addition it is also enjoyed in other South American countries. Typically, it is drunk from a natural gourd (a hollowed out fruit) used as a cup. It is then sipped through a metal straw known as a bombilla that has a filtered end to separate the infusion from the yerba leaves. This happens while groups of friends and family get together to chat, and enjoy mate together.
With any purchase of loose leaf yerba, mate cup, bombilla or cleaning brush, full photo instructions will be provided on how to brew the perfect yerba mate. So there is no excuse not to brew the perfect yerba mate! If you get it right, your yerba will always taste great, and last twice as long. Most of all, practice makes perfect! If you prefer to read up before delivery, you can read our blog or watch our video on how to prepare the perfect yerba mate here.