You bought the best Yerba Mate, now you need the BEST Bombilla!
So, you shopped around for a great flavored or traditional mate…but have you considered how will you drink it? Traditionally, mate is placed in a cup in loose leaf form. Let me tell you from experience, you do not want to drink any of the loose leaf mate as it tastes bitter and makes a mess in your mouth.
A bombilla is simply a straw with a filter ball on the bottom. There are a number of different styles of bombilla’s on the market.
The “Ultimate Bombilla”
The Ultimate Bombilla has a great filter and a heavy brass weight on the filter ball so that it stays on the bottom of the cup. The straw is made of plastic and both the straw and the brass weight can be removed for cleaning. The straw and filter are dishwasher safe and virtually unbreakable.
An excellent Coffee, Tea and Mate filter for Backpacking!
In addition to being a great filter for yerba mate, the Ultimate Bombilla works perfectly for coffee and loose leaf tea. I am an avid backpacker and in the past I would pack a small lexan or glass french press. Now that I have the Ultimate Bombilla, I will be leaving my french press at home and only taking the bombilla with me. This will remove not only the bulkiness and weight of the french press, but I will no longer worry about breaking the french press…
There are several colors of straws that you can order. Red, green, blue, yellow and brown are typically available. The Ultimate Bombilla can be ordered here for around $3.00 – $4.00!