For the ultimate authentic Yerba Mate experience, try using a traditional gourd and bombilla! Featured here is our Hand Carved Mate Gourd. An exotic design to enhance your Yerba Mate drinking experience. Each gourd is unique, this one features a beautiful pattern and alpaca silver rim.
Pair it with one of our authentic “bombilla” straws sold separately for the ultimate experience!
Yerba Mate is the national drink of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil where it is consumed 6 to 1 over coffee! In Argentina, over 90% of the people drink yerba mate using a traditional hollowed out gourd and “bombilla” (which is a special straw that keeps the stems, leaves, and particles out of your brew).
In South America, Tomando mate (drinking mate) is a symbol of friendship and hospitality. Traditionally, it is served and shared as a symbol of community and peace; and is passed from hand to hand around a circle while appreciating the communal experience, stories are told, ideas are shared. Similar to North America’s peace pipe ceremonies- in which a tobacco pipe offered and smoked as a token of peace among North American Indians.
- Unique hand-carved design
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