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Mate Poncho - Glacier Grey
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A Poncho for your mate - Wrap your mate gourd in its own unique, handmade poncho. Just like the Argentine ponchos protect people from the weather with a bit of traditional fashion, our mate poncho does the same for your mate. The poncho fits any of the Yerba Crew ceramic mates and really any cup with a diameter of around 4 inches or less.
Best used for - Keep your hands nice and comfy whether you are drinking a cold tereré or a hot mate cocido. The ponchos will keep your fingertips at a nice neutral temperature whether you're sipping something hot or cold.
How to use - Before you pour in your yerba, slide the poncho around your mate starting from the bottom and sliding it up. The initial fit will be snug ensuring the poncho doesn't slide.
Handmade - Made one by one in the USA by Kristin
Materials - 50% cotton/50% polyester yarn making them soft, absorbent, and durable
Care - Hand wash in cold water. Lay flat to dry
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.