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Red Leather Calabash With Braid

Red Leather Calabash With Braid

Product Code: 003528
Yerba Mate Day, Mate, Gourd, Faux Leather, Red

The calabash is an essential piece of kit for making Yerba Mate. Made from a vegetable gourd, this stylish one has been insulated on the outside with faux red leather and stylish indian braiding.

Yerba Mate is traditionally prepared by filling a gourd bowl (calabash) around two-thirds full with dried leaves and adding hot water (some prefer to prepare the infusion with cold water to remove some of the bitterness). The infusion is then drunk through a metal straw (bombilla). Hot water is added to the infusion throughout the day.

Before first use, the gourd should be 'cured' by adding about one-third full of Yerba Mate and topping up with boiling water and left overnight. Then pour out the liquid and scrape off the loose skin on the inside with a teaspoon.

Please note: Actual product may not be exactly as shown due to natural variations in the materials used.
  • £27.00