Mate Factor Bombilla Stainless Steel Drinking Straw is a time-tested favorite. Artisan crafted with a brass fitting near the mouth, this stainless steel bombilla is imported from Argentina. It will provide you with many years of dependable use, all the while keeping its clean, bright appearance.
Why Stainless Steel?
Stainless Steel has a number of benefits that make it a desirable choice:
- Cleanliness & Hygiene: Stainless steel is one of the most hygienic surfaces and very easy to clean, as its unique surface has no pores or cracks to harbor dirt, grime or bacteria.
- Aesthetic Appearance: The bright, easily maintained surface of stainless steel provides a modern and attractive appearance, since stainless steel won't chip or easily rust.
- Purity of Taste: Your stainless steel bombilla will not affect flavor of your mate tea.
- Longevity: With proper care, stainless steel has a useful life expectancy of over 100 years,and is totally recyclable.
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.