The 10 Best Yerba Mate Gourds
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in April of 2018. In several South American countries, mate has traditionally been the refreshment of choice, but people from all over the world are beginning to appreciate its stimulating properties. To really get into the trend, you’re going to need one of these yerba mate gourds, which will make both preparing and drinking the beverage a treat. They're eye-catching, as well, and sure to garner some attention. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
November 15, 2019:
Although yerba mate gourds are traditionally made from natural gourds, such as the calabash, many of the best choices today boast man-made materials for durability and usability. And these are two characteristics you can expect from our top choices, including the WJC Pottery Ceramic and Novomates Stainless Steel. The former has a more artistic vibe, whereas the latter is all about functionality (although the bright green color is certainly eye-catching).
We also opted to add one set that includes a vacuum flask, the Kalmateh Matte Black Set. It comes with everything you might need to get started, including a package of high-quality yerba mate tea and a bombilla. We've decided to remove the Sam & Co. Leather & Glass, however, as there is a slight chance that it can crack over time. For those who liked the range of color choices it offered, the Yerba Supply Silicone could be a good alternative. Just keep in mind that silicone is squishy and so must be handled with some care to avoid spills.
Pampa Direct Customized There is enough space for up to 26 characters on the rim of the Pampa Direct Customized, making it a thoughtful, personalized gift for a married couple or a friend. Each is guaranteed for life, but it may not ship quickly, so be prepared to be patient. pampadirect.com
Circle of Drink Vess di Perle If you can't stand the thought of using a plain, humdrum gourd, the Circle of Drink Vess di Perle may be the way to go. That is, if you don't mind the rather high price. But each is handcrafted, ensuring that no two are exactly alike. circleofdrink.com