The 10 Best Yerba Mate Gourds

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This wiki has been updated 18 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 choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Novomates Stainless Steel

2. WJC Pottery Ceramic

3. Kalmateh Matte Black Set

Editor's Notes

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.

Special Honors

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.

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.

4. Balibetov Palo Santo

5. Mategreen Argentina Ceramic

6. Taragui Yerba Mate Set

7. Circle of Drink Calabash

8. El Matero Jujube

9. Mate Urbano Set

10. Yerba Supply Silicone

Melissa Harr
Last updated by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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