Leather Bound Ceramic Mate Cup
This beautiful item is a smooth, ceramic mate cup. It is bound in high quality, thick Uruguayan Leather and handstitched by an Artisan.
The dimensions of this mate cup are:
Diameter at the widest point – 8cm
Height – 10cm
Volume – 200ml
Brewing Your 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.
It is becoming more popular to use mate cups made from ceramics or glass. This mate is perfect for those who don’t want to use a traditional gourd, but want the traditional look and high quality. Perfect if you suffer from acid indigestion (a natural gourd adds acidity to the brew) and is also more simple to care for, and more durable.
With any purchase of a ceramic mate cup, 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!