Guayaki – Bamboo Bombilla Cane Tea Straw You’ll love this affordable, eco-friendly Bamboo Bombilla Cane Tea Straw imported from their friends in Brazil. This naturally harvested and handcrafted Guayaki Bamboo Bombilla Cane Tea Straw gives a more earthy feel to your yerba mate drinking experience. Why Bamboo? Bamboo makes for a sturdy yet lightweight bombilla. With proper care, your bamboo bombilla tea straw will provide months to years of enjoyment.
(Care Tip : Let the bamboo dry out completely after each use. ) Your bamboo bombilla will gradually season as you enjoy the pleasant flavor it imparts to your mate infusion. This bamboo bombilla won’t burn your mouth. Naturally insulated, bamboo stays cool to the touch, unlike metal which can transfer heat to your mouth, if it sits too long in very hot water (make sure to NEVER use boiling water in your gourd).
Why do I need a Bombilla? Yerba Mate (erva mate) is traditionally served with a bamboo or metal straw from a shared hollowed out gourd. This drinking straw is called a bombilla in Latin American Spanish and a bomba in Portuguese. The bombilla (also known as a tea straw, filter straw, or bomba) acts as a strainer in addition to a drinking straw. The submerged end has small slots that allow your mate tea infusion to pass through, but blocks the loose yerba mate herb that fills the mate gourd. How Long is the Bamboo Bombilla? Since Mate Factor bamboo bombilla are handcrafted and made from 100% naturally harvested bamboo, they are all individuals. Their size and shape may vary slightly. Mate Factor bombilla are roughly 8-9 inches long, so they work well even in larger gourds. This Bamboo Bombilla drinking straw comes with complete instructions for use with your gourd. The Guayaki Story Guayaki is working to make organic, fair-trade yerba mate the mainstream energy source of choice, and prove that a company can be profitable while operating sustainably.