Natural Gourd Mate Cup, Bombilla and Flask Yerba Mate Starter Set
This yerba mate starter set contains all the accessories required to brew yerba mate:
- Mate cup made from a natural gourd
- Stainless steel bombilla (metal straw)
Natu Mate Cup
The mate is a cup that is used to drink yerba mate. The most traditional type – the gourd – is made from the dried, hollow fruit of the calabash plant. It is important that you cure and care for your natural gourd properly, in order to prevent splits and mould formation. See our relevant guides:
- How to cure and care for my gourd
- How to prepare the perfect yerba mate – a step by step photo illustrated guide
- General info on the mate cup
As gourds are a natural item, the item you receive may differ slightly from the photos.
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 – 8.5cm
Height – 9cm
Volume – 250ml
The stainless bombilla with classical spoon filter and curved straw for comfort of use. The length of the bombilla is 19cm
Yerba Mate flask with precision pour spout “pico cebador”
There have many different types of stainless steel and plastic flasks to drink yerba mate.
However over time people realised that the key was to have a proper spout (pico) which would not spill any water when serving.
Until someone came up with this special spout called in spanish “pico cebador” which was specially designed for the South American market of Yerba Mate drinkers.
These days pretty much everyone in Uruguay carry one of this.
This stainless steel flask is is perfect for either cold or hot liquids and is ideal for precision pouring.
Can also be used for transporting coffee, tea and juice any thin liquid will enjoy the precision pouting of this stylish stainless steel flask