Mate Blog — gourds

How many types of Yerba Mate gourds are there?

Hanna Kliushneva

Tags gourds, mate gourds, types of gourds, yerba mate gourds

How many types of Yerba Mate gourds are there?

Yerba Mate gourds unlike bombillas, come in a lot more different shapes and sizes, materials, etc. 

Deciding which one will be the best option for you as a Yerba Mate consumer might be though. Especially because some are taking a lot more responsibility and need to be cured every day and som not.


The history behind Yerba Mate calabash gourds

Stephan Blazevski

Tags calabash gourds, gourds, mate gourds, types of gourds, yerba mate gourds

The history behind Yerba Mate calabash gourds
The Calabash, known by many names including a ‘’long melon’’ is a fruit that when harvested mature it can be used as a utensil. It’s considered as a traditional cup for Yerba Mate, known as Calabash gourd. 

Which Yerba Mate gourd suits your personality?

Stephan Blazevski

Tags calabash gourds, chimarrao, gourds, mate gourds, yerba mate gourds

Which Yerba Mate gourd suits your personality?
Another thing that makes Yerba Mate unique infusion, despite its taste are the gourds, cups in which this beverage is served! Today you can find them in different shapes and designs. We're highlighting the most popular ones:

Glass gourds: Are they safe for use?

Stephan Blazevski

Tags gourds, types of gourds, yerba mate gourds

Glass gourds: Are they safe for use?
We all know that if you pour boiling water to a glass bowl or cup, the chances of burning your hands are high.
But in this 21st century, where everything went through a change, so do the glass material...

The new era of gourds: Ceramic and Glass gourds!

The new era of gourds: Ceramic and Glass gourds!

Used for centuries by the indigenous Guarani people as a sip container for the traditional Yerba Mate drink, the gourd is just another way of people's creativity and ability to make a masterpiece out of a very basic fruit-calabash fruit.
As time passes by, this one in a kind cup has been through many phases in which it only became better and affordable for each hand...

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