What is a bombilla? Pronounced bawm-bee-yah
Basically, a bombilla, is a metal straw used to sip yerba. One end is the mouth piece and the other end is placed in the leaves and is used as a strainer to filter out the yerba leaves.
Our short spiral bombilla is 6" long and made out of stainless steel.
There are many types of bombillas. Some have shapes like spoons, with small holes as filters, others have have more sophisticated mechanisms, with multiple layers of filters, such as the double action bombilla.
We have a curated collection of stainless steel bombillas used to strain or filter the yerba mate leaves. They are dishwasher safe and will last for years.
Every bombilla has a different feel. Most South Americans have several in their collections. While these bombillas are mostly used for yerba mate, they can be used with any loose leaf tea.