HANDMADE STONEWARE - The Yerba Crew Handmade starter kit comes with 1 Puma Gold handmade stoneware ceramic gourd, 1 Stainless steel bombilla, 1 Cleaning brush, 1 complimentary gourd sleeve, and maybe some extra goodies
A UNIQUE COLLAB - Each handmade mate gourd is unique due to the production style of our collaborator Ildikó Károlyi. We use the design as a guideline but allow for a 15% difference in styling between each cup to allow for the cups to form naturally as they are being turned and shaped.
THE PUMA GOLD NAME - This beautiful handmade stoneware yerba mate gourd resembles the elusive Puma of Argentina, with its beautiful coat, blending with the natural Patagonia landscape.
WILL MY GOURD LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE PICTURE? - Quick answer is “mostly”. We aim to keep the gourds about 85% consistent with the design but the handmade nature of the production allows for color and shape variations. Each cup is unique and one of a kind
DOES THE GOURD GET HOT? - Quick answer is “it depends”. When drinking yerba mate, the gourd is perfectly fine to handle with your hands because the majority of the cup is filled with yerba leaves and the temp of the water is between 160 - 180°F. When drinking standard teal with boiling water above 180°F, the gourd will heat up so you should use the provided sleeve or allow time for the gourd and water to cool down to a handling temperature.
ARE THESE FOOD SAFE? - Quick answer is “Yes”. The combination of using commercial grade clay and extremely high temperatures (2255°F / 1235°C) produces a food safe product. The high firing temperature seals the clay and makes it non-porous and impervious to water absorption.
WILL IT BREAK IF I DROP IT?- Quick answer is “probably”. These stoneware mates are strong but they are still made of clay and will most likely chip, crack, or break if dropped more than a few feet from the ground.
Shipping & Returns
FREE SHIPPING - All orders over $25 include free shipping
QUICK DELIVERY - Our orders will arrive within 7 - 10 business days
US DOMESTIC SHIPPING - We ship across all 50 US states
30 DAY RETURNS - Returns allowed within 30 days of delivery.
CUSTOMER SERVICE - We want you to love your Yerba Crew products and yerba mate. Contact us at email@example.com with any questions
HAND WASH- For long term usage, it is best to hand wash ceramic mates. Machine washing will not destroy the mates but it may cause the colors to fade over time.
TRY NOT TO DROP - These stoneware mates are strong but they are still made of clay and will most likely chip, crack, or break if dropped more than a few feet from the ground.
A collab with Ildikó Károlyi
At Yerba Crew, we have a passion for beauty in simplicity, whether the simplicity is design, production processes, or usage. We were immediately drawn to Ildikó Károlyi’s beautiful stoneware and ceramic work, specifically the mates for yerba. The rawness, simplicity, and beauty behind taking clay, and using your hands with basic equipment and fire to create such a high quality product that can be used for a lifetime is an awesome connection between human and the earth beneath us.