Mate Gourd and Bambilla Starter Kit


The teapro Calabash Gourd and Bambilla Kit is a unique, all natural, traditional tea-ware from South America. Used by Aztecs for thousands of years, tribespeople in South America still often drink Yerba Mate from Calabash Gourd’s and Bambilla (alt. Bombilla) straw.

🧉 origin: Brazil

🧉 type: tea-ware


This purchase will earn you 21-23 Points!
This purchase will earn you 21-23 Points!

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.


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.

all natural bamboo bambilla

The teapro Bamboo Bombilla is a unique all natural traditional tea-ware of South America, used by local tribespeople for thousands of years.

This bamboo bombilla pairs perfectly with our calabash gourds to create a symphony of trational Yerba Mate teaware.

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Weight 0.18 kg
Dimensions 23.5 × 16 × 9 cm
Add curing Mate

without curing Mate, with curing Mate (£2)