yerba mate gourd
The gourd is traditionally made out of the fruit of a gourd vine (Lagenaria Vulgaris, cucurbitaceous family). Since it is a naturally product every single one has an individual shape and colour.
Before using it is highly recommended to cure your gourd first with these simple steps:
- Remove debris from inside the cup, if there is any.
- Fill the mate gourd with used yerba leaves (If you don't have used yerba leaves, you can soak some fresh yerba in water and use that)
- Let the gourd sit filled for a day.
Make sure to clean your gourd after usage, let air dry that will prolong the life of your gourd.