Hand-made straight bulbous (Gourd is not included)
If you are a person serious about herbal infusions, a beginner or a seasoned drinker, it is best to enjoy your drink with a spoon-filter straw or bombilla, as the Argentinians say. You get the perfect taste of the drink in the air of regality and luxury. The bombilla-straw is an ancient South-American tool, used to sip the yerba-mate from calabash-gourds. However, it could be easily used with other tea-cups to enjoy loose teas and herbal blends. Furthermore, a bombilla is a perfect substitution for a tea-strainer. When herbs are left to float unrestricted in hot water they release more of the important nutrients and antioxidants. The fine filter of the straw with more than 50 pine-sized holes pulls out only the liquid and leaves the dregs and dust behind, thereby maximizing the benefits of the herb. Furthermore, the spoon-end allows to easily scoop the dregs out of the cup when you are done drinking.
The unique design of the filter guarantees years of faultless operation. At the same time when occasional clogging happens, blow the bombilla once or twice to release the air-bubble. The other, spout-end, of the bombilla is slightly curved, and therefore rests perfectly on the lips. Straight mate straws are considered the most traditional and best way to honor the yerba mate - you drink while looking down into the herb and meditate. The straw is made of nickel silver or alpaca alloy. Although, it is not listed as precious, it has an impressive silvery shine, which is easily restored with a quick and easy dry rag. To sum up, this ancient device is clearly the most healthful, convenient, and effective method devised for sipping herbal tea preparations.
- High-quality corrosion-resistant traditional Argentinian nickel-silver alloy, shiny and shimmering
- Looks harmonious and balances well in gourds and cups of 3.5-4.5’’ height
- Excellent at extracting the nutrients with the thin spoon-end pressurized extraction filter
- Allows maneuvering and molding the actual herb inside the cup
- Works perfect with most herbal cuts, including those of very fine particles like Gaucho mate