Mate Factor Yerba Mate Bombilla Alpaca Silver Drinking Straw is an individual hand-made bombillas made of alpaca silve. Imported from Argentina. Essential for the true Mate aficionado!
What is Alpaca Silver?
Alpaca is a metal alloy of Silver with copper and often but not always zinc. It is named for its silvery appearance. Alpaca has properties similar to stainless steel. Alpaca is bright and shiny and does not rust or tarnish.
What is Bombilla?
Yerba Mate (erva mate) tea 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 or filter straw) acts as a strainer in addition to a drinking straw. The submerged end has small holes on both sides that allow your mate tea infusion to pass through, but blocks the loose yerba mate herb that fills the mate gourd.