The House of Hope and Mercy in the Jungle
Maté Bombilla // Bomba
Approximate measurements: 17cm length.
A stainless steel Bombilla, also called Bomba, simply meaning straw. Is used coupled with a Natural Calabash Gourd for the traditional method of brewing and drinking of Yerba Maté. The Bombilla has a small ball filter at the base preventing leaves from blocking it, allowing a clean and pure drinking experience.
Place Yerba leaves into your gourd until 1/2 to 3/4 full.
Shaking lightly and tilting it around in order to help coat the interior with leaf.
Remain holding your gourd at a tilt allowing the leaves to gather on one side.
Pour in a small amount of cool water into the gap the other side of where the leaves rest, the leaves will absorb, awakening the leaves and ensuring you won’t burn the leaves.
Place your bombilla at an angle inside, hooking the filter about under the leaves, being sure not to move it around as you fill with water.
Pour in 70-80ºc hot water and sip through your bombilla.
*it is customary to consume the infusion in one sitting.
Then top up and enjoy again, usually up to 10 times or when the leaves flavour has finished.