This gourd is the traditional drinking vessel are used to prepare mate tea. Mate is mainly consumed in Latin America. The vessel is made from gourd. Since this is a natural material, there may be differences in color and size. These make each vessel unique. require special care so that they retain their beauty and cleanliness for a long time.
Instructions for use: In the Mate countries of South America it is a tradition that everyone prepares their own Mate drinking vessel. Traditionally the following procedure has to be carried out:
- Fill the drinking vessel to about one third with mate tea. - infuse with hot water - no need for removing the Mate leave because of the strainer in the bottom of the straw.
Cleansing: When cleaning, it is important that all tar residues are removed. If necessary, the residues can be scraped out with the drinking tube. The drinking vessel must then be dried. After rinsing, it is best to put it upside down on the radiator so that the warm air rises and dries the vessel.