Yerba Mate Taragui Starter Kit
This Yerba Mate Taragui Starter Kit comprises of everything you need to start brewing yerba mate!
2kg Loose Leaf Yerba Mate Taragui Roja with stems (con palos) an Argentinian Classic
Natural gourd with metal rim
Stainless Steel bombilla
The mate cup is made from a hollowed out gourd, and therefore each cup will vary slightly in size and shape. The average dimensions of this mate cup are:
Diameter at the widest point – 8.5cm
Height – 9cm
Volume – 250ml
Bombilla length 19cm
To extend the life of your gourd and improve the taste of your brew, it is important to cure the gourd before use. Instructions will be provided with your order for how to cure your gourd before use
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. If you get it right, your yerba will always taste great, and last twice as long. Practice makes perfect!