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 slotted bombilla" is just short of 6" long.
**This is the bombilla to get if you have purchased the "travel mates." It is an ingenious combo that works perfectly! This bombilla is designed to fit perfectly into the lid of the mate cup. No other bombilla will do.
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.
We believe it is important to give back to our community. All of our yerba is organic and sourced from family farms that care about our environment. It is our way to give thanks. Our products are imported with the filter of "reuse and recycle." Our bombillas last decades as well as our mate cups. Join us as we seek to do our part to support ecological balance and environmentally smart farming practices.