HIGH QUALITY DEMOUNTABLE ALPACA SILVER & 18K GOLD BOMBILLA/STRAW
This high quality bombilla was produced by ACHALAY.
ACHALAY was probably the best argentine company dedicated to the manufacture of yerba mate straws. Unfortunately it does not exist anymore.
This piece is unique.
HOW DO BOMBILLAS / STRAWS FOR YERBA MATE WORK?
Most straws (bombilla) are made either of metal, bamboo or cane. These bombillas or straws have a fine filter at the rear end (small holes). This is the side of the bombilla / straw that is inserted into the mate. The bombilla / straw works like a tea bag for regular tea, as it keeps any fibrous material from being mixed with the liquid that you suck when using it.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR NEW BOMBILLA / STRAW?
Some straws can be disassembled and cleaned, and others are fixed. For the ones that can be disassembled just open the rear end and rinse until clean. The fixed bombilas can be cleaned with a straw cleaner. A thin pin may also be used to push small pieces of Yerba Mate leaves that might get stuck in the filter type holes of the bombilla / straw.
TYPES OF BOMBILLAS / STRAWS:
There are straight bombillas / straws, and slightly curved bombillas / straws. Some people prefer the curved ones because the cup doesn’t have to be tilted in order to drink from it. There is also fixed bombillas / straws, or with a detachable filter (easier to clean straws, but usually a bit pricier). Finally, there are bombillas / straws made of different materials such as, cane, alpaca silver, bamboo, and many more.
Tip : Some people use an old toothbrush to remove the dust from the straw’s little holes
ONLY ONE AVAILABLE!
MATERIAL : Alpaca Silver & 18 karat gold
TYPE : Straight / Demountable
LENGTH : 7.5″ / 19 cm