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Calabash Mate Gourd

£12.00

The teapro Calabash Gourd is a unique all natural traditional tea-ware of South America, used by Aztecs for thousands of years ago, tribespeople in South America still use Calabash Gourd’s today.

Yerba Mate is loved across South America and the Calabash Gourd is the perfect cup to enjoy your Mate in a uniquely authentic way.

   origin: Brazil

   type: tea-ware

 

All Natural Calabash Yerba Mate Gourd

All Natural Calabash Yerba Mate Gourd Yerba Mate (translated as mate herb) is popular herbal drink across South America which is traditionally drunk from a Gourd using a Bambilla (straw). The teapro Calabash Mate gourd is an all natural dried fruit Gourd from South America. The cup has been used by Ancient Aztecs who have been known to hand cups down across many generations for use in medicinal and celebration ceremonies .

Curing your Gourd

1. Fill the gourd 1/3rd full with mate.
2. pour in hot water.
3. Leave it for 2-3 hours to loosen the remaining skin and allow the gourd to absorb the mate flavour.
4. Remove the contents and scrape the inner walls to remove loose skin.
5. Rinse and dry.
6. Optionally repeat.

warning

Calabash gourds have a small stem in the middle. Do NOT remove or tamper with it or your gourd will leak.
Never wash your gourd with soap or dish washing liquid – you won’t be able to get rid of the soapy taste.

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