Red Leather Calabash With Braid

Red Leather Calabash With Braid

Product Code: 003528
  • £27.00
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.

Want to know more about Yerba Mate and learn to make it? Read our article.