ALPACA SILVER BOMBILLA/STRAW WITH AN ELEGANT
“YERBA MATE LEAVES” DESIGN
HOW DO BOMBILLAS / STRAWS FOR YERBA MATE WORK?
A straw (bombilla) can be made out 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. The ones that can be disassembled just open the rear end and rinse until clean. The ones that are not discountable can be cleaned with a straw cleaner. Or 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 bent bombillas / straws. Some people prefer the bent ones because the cup doesn’t have to be tilted in order to drink from it. There is also fixed bombillas / straws, or dismountable (easier to clean bombillas / straws. 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 little holes
MATERIAL : Alpaca Silver
TYPE : Bent / Fixed
LENGTH : 6.10″ / 15.5 cm Length