Yerba Mate Canarias Starter Kit
- 2kg Yerba Mate Canarias loose leaf yerba with no stems
- Uruguayan/Brazilian style wide rimmed natural mate of the highest quality with wire stand
- A traditional stainless steel bombilla – a metal straw that has a wide headed filter for ease of use with the yerba.
With all natural gourds it is important to cure it before use to improve flavour, and prevent it from splitting. See how to do so here.
This mate is made from a hollowed out gourd, and therefore each cup will vary in size. The average dimensions of this mate cup are:
Diameter at the widest point – 6.5cm
Height excluding the height of the wire stand; – 10.0cm
Volume – 160ml
Bombilla length is 19cm
Brewing Your Yerba Mate
The tradition of drinking yerba mate is such an important part of the South American culture, specifically in Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, although 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, and then sipped through a metal straw known as a bombilla that has a filtered end to separate the infusion from the yerba leaves.
With any purchase of loose leaf yerba, full photo instructions will be provided on how to brew the perfect yerba mate. Preparation is key: if you get it right, your yerba will always taste great, and last twice as long. Practice makes perfect!