Proper caring tips for Your Calabash Mate Gourd

Stephan Blazevski

Calabash Yerba Mate gourds were used for centuries, first by the indigenous people in South America to drink Yerba Mate, and today added to a many Yerba Mate lovers, gourds collection as a special piece!

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Today we're sharing with you some very important tips regarding Calabash Yerba Mate gourds:

My Calabash gourd has mold in it - what to do next?

After constant use, the inner layers of the Calabash Yerba Mate gourd will get darker. This happens natural and you shouldn't be worries about it. However, it's very important to keep your gourd dry between each use, otherwise it may end up with mold. If this happens, just follow this process: Add boiling water to the gourd and let it sit for about 25 minutes, then clear the water from the gourd and let it completely dry for 2-3 days.

Is there any difference between which size of Calabash gourd I choose?

Yes there is! The medium-size are usually the best. Although you can't always find them in this size since it's a natural product.

What type of bombilla is the best for this type of Yerba Mate gourd?

We're highly recommending, the spoon bombilla! Why? Because the spoon naturally aligns to the curvature of the round Calabash Yerba Mate gourd, allowing maximum maneuverability and gourd's molding.

Does Yerba Mate tastes different when drank from a Calabash gourd?

Most of the times, it does tastes different! Since it's made from a natural material it usually enhances the natural flavor of Yerba, but if not properly cured and left after each use, with the Yerba Mate in it, it might produce a bad taste to the mate, which is why for is highly recommended not to leave Yerba in your Calabash gourd.



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