For the ultimate authentic Yerba Mate experience, try using a traditional gourd and bombilla! Featured here is our Hand Carved Mate Gourd with pyrographed “Poker Cards” design. A fun and totally unique design to showcase your style and enhance your Mate drinking experience. Each gourd is unique! This one features beautiful artwork and lively colors.
Pair it with one of our authentic “bombilla” straws, sold separately!
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.
- The gourd is natural and varies in appearance and size, but is usually the size of a small grapefruit, or orange
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