Traditional Handmade Mate Gourd Set

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This Mate set includes a handmade gourd (Calabaza) on the top the mate mug has an aluminum ring with design and a bombilla (mate straw) with removable filter head and cleaning brush for optimal cleaning. The Gourd (mate tea cup) is the original way in which the Mate is taken, generally made from a kind of "pumpkin" called Lagenaria. Being made of a pumpkin its shapes and sizes vary a bit. for this same reason the Mate gourd must be cured, to seal the pores of the fruit so it doesn't give a bitter taste to the mate.
The traditional and original way of drinking mate is in a mate gourd, the gourd is completely natural, the brown color is made through burning the pumpkin and the lighter color is the natural color of the pumpkin, beside this the gourd gives an exquisite taste to the mate.
In general gourds are approximately the size of an average fruit (apple, pear or peach), some are a little bigger, some are a little smaller. It varies because they are natural. Contains approximately 7 oz