- THE SET - This mate set includes one glass mate cup wrapped in real leather with an aluminum ring on its top and one bombilla (straw).
- BENEFITS OF THIS CUP - The real leather sheath acts as a thermal barrier, keeping the temperature constant. It also protects the glass and provides a firm grip. - Glass doesn't absorb flavors and odors, so the true taste of yerba mate always comes through. - Easy to clean and maintain - This glass mate shape,with a narrow base and a wide opening, the best shape for optimal yerba mate flavor and duration.
- MEASURES - The Gourd is 3 Inch width x 4 Inch height x 2 Inch base I 7 cm width x 11 cm height x 5.5 cm base . Contains 5 oz I 150 ml. The Bombilla is 5.5 Inch I 14 cm Long.
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What is Yerba Mate Tea?
Yerba Mate is a green tea infusion from South America that is traditionally drunk with a gourd called mate and a straw called bombilla. The tea is very distinct with a strong natural herbal taste, It has a potent yet soothing kick that will keep you awake and alert and will help you stay focused when you would normally be tired and worn out. It does this without all the caffeine of coffee. If drank properly it is a great dietary supplement, suppressing the appetite while providing you with all the nutrients needed to sustain life, including 24 vitamins and minerals and 15 amino acids. In addition, this South American yerba tea has many other herbal health benefits! t also holds a very symbolic ritualistic tradition around the gathering of close friends, family, and community in that only one gourd - mate is used to serve several people and is usually passed around.
What do you need to prepare mate?
To prepare mate, you first need the "yerba". You can buy these dried and ground leaves in several forms, such as herbs or fruit flavored; although the most commonly used is the so called "yerba mate con palo", with more or less 65% of dried leaves and 35% of chips and fibers from the yerba mate. The mate (container) is also needed along with the "bombilla" (straw); and hot water just before boiling. If you are going to drink mate with a group of people, then you should have a thermos to maintain the water temperature for longer.
Fill 3/4 of the MATE wiyh YERBA MATE. Cover the mate with your hand and shake softly. Till the Mate towards a side. Pour warm water down the emptiest side. Place your bombilla into the empty side. Pour hot water (84ºC, the water must be hot not boiling) over the mate leaves. Relax and enjoy your Mate.
Package Dimensions: 6.0 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches