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Yerba Mate Bombillas
Design options, material options, demystified
Learn the different yerba mate bombilla options, how bombillas work, what they are made of, and which will work best for you. Powerful yerba mate straw designs including spoon, globe, spring loaded, coil, and flat. The list goes on.
A friend asks me which bombilla to use...
The quick and simple answer is that I tell my friends to start with a stainless steel spoon bombilla because they have the least chance of getting clogged, are easy to maintain, and can be used for multiple types of yerba mate blends.
All bombillas serve the same purpose of keeping the yerba leaves out of your mouth. The difference is the aesthetic, the ease of maintenance, and any additional functionalities they may serve. I recommend trying multiple types of bombillas to find your visual and functional favorites but start simple.
Spoon bombillas are closer in resemblance to spoons and are very common for yerba mate because they are great at filtering, are easier to place into the yerba mate gourd, and can be used to press the yerba into intended shapes.
Spring loaded bombillas are known for the ease of cleaning. The bottom cap is spring loaded to easily move to the side so you can freely pass water from the mouth through the bottom for cleaning.
Coil bombillas have more of coil affixed to the bottom of the bombilla and the water passes between the gaps in the coil.
Globe bombillas resemble a sphere with filter holes on the top and bottom. They have similar benefits to the spoon bombilla.
The Half globe bombilla is similar to the globe bombilla except it's a half sphere with a flat bottom. The flat bottom helps it sit flat against the bottom of the gourds.
Flat or Fan
The flat or "fan" bombillas are usually flattened out from the mouth to the bottom filter with a few slits cut into the bottom of the bombilla to act as a filter. Simple yet effective.
What is a bombilla made from?
Stainless Steel: There are three main yerba mate bombilla materials. The most popular is stainless steel because they do not rust, are easy to clean and maintain, and are affordable.
Alpaca Silver: Another popular material for handmade or custom bombillas is Alpaca silver (also known as German silber). Alpaca silver is neither made of alpaca or silver but it visually resembles silver. It is made up of 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc. It is popular for its beauty, it can minimize the temperature of the bombilla, and is both malleable and durable.
Bamboo: Bamboo can also be used for bombillas and is mostly popular with the colder brews like tereré. It can also be used for hot brews but it's less popular than the metal bombillas.
BUNDLE CONTENTS - Two 6.1" silver stainless steel Bombilla straws with built in strainers to filter out any loose leaf tea ensuring all the tea leaves remain in the cup and not in your mouth. Utilize the included stainless steel and nylon cleaning brush to clean out the bombilla periodically.
EFFICIENT - Use the bombilla to drink any loose leaf tea, specifically Yerba Mate. The bombilla acts a reverse infuser keeping the tea leaves on the outside of the strainer rather than on the inside. The bombilla also acts as a spoon to scoop out any fruits or flavors included in infusions like the cold infusion Terere from Paraguay.
TWO YERBA CREW SILVER BOMBILLAS - Made from stainless steel and 6.1 in (155mm) in length working perfectly with the size of the YERBA CREW gourd
THE YERBA CREW BOMBILLA CLEANER - Made from stainless steel and 7 in (178mm) in length with nylon bristles can be used to clean deep inside your bombilla when you do your periodic bombilla cleaning
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