The Mate Factor Bombilla (Bamboo) Description
Traditional Mate Bombilla Bamboo
Commonly considered the first bombilla to be developed in the history of yerba mate, this bamboo bombilla is carefully handcrafted to be versatile in drinking your yerba mate. Use with one of our gourds, or with your cup, mug or thermos of choice.
1. Fill your gourd about 2/3 full with Fresh Mate Factor Yerba Mate.
2. Tilt your gourd to the side and "shape" the Yerba to form a "wall" that rises at an angle to the top of the gourd.
3. Wet the Yerba Mate with cold water and take care to keep your "wall" intact. Place your Bombilla (filter straw) into the Yerba Mate while holding the top with your thumb. Get the Bombilla into the herb so it is wedged into the Yerba and does not move too easily. Reform your wall if needed.
4. Finally, pour hot boiling water over the Yerba Mate and draw out your first infusion. Some may prefer to spit out the first "draw", as it can be very strong. Keep your water supply handy, the Yerba in your gourd will infuse many "draws" of water. Enjoy!