Yerba Mate La Merced Barbacua Starter Kit
Yerba Mate La Merced Barbacua Starter Kit contains everything you need to start brewing yerba mate:
- 2kg Yerba Mate La Merced Barbacua loose leaf yerba mate. It is a loose leaf blend with stems (con palos). Strong smoky and robust in taste.
- Stainless Steel curved bombilla length 19cm
- Leather bound ceramic mate cup
Ceramic Mate Cup
The cup is a beautiful, 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
Stainless Steel Bombilla
The stainless steel bombilla is sleek, long and slender. Stainless steel is the best metal for bombillas because it won’t oxidise, and will last a long while. The mouthpiece is formed by double thickness stainless steel and is curved at the neck so heats up less and is comfortable to use.
The filter head unscrews and splits into two parts and so it is easy to clean. It clips back together before screwing back, which makes it easy to put together
The approximate length of this bombilla is 19 cm
Loose Leaf Yerba Mate
Brewing Your Yerba Mate
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, full photo instructions will be provided so you know 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!