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Types Of Mate Gourds

Types Of Mate Gourds

There are mates gourds for every taste, and each person has their own preferences. There are those who prefer more traditional mattes, such as pumpkin gourds or wooden gourds ones and others who like more practical options. But which one is the best? How do they differ? Advantages and disadvantages to help you choose your ideal mate gourd.


It is one of the most chosen mates gourds and comes from a climbing plant called Lagenaria siceraria that grows in South America. That's why you can find them in different shapes and sizes. It is said that mates taste better in pumpkin, as they retain the flavor better and somehow recreate the ancestral ritual of drinking mate. It is important to cure, clean and dry these types of mates well when using them for the first time.


This is undoubtedly a very practical option for drinking mate on your daily routine. Since this type of mate gourd does not require curing or drying after being washed and also allows to keep the heat of the yerba mate for more time. In addition, they are very durable mate gourds since the metal is very resistant to bumps and falls


You can find it in different types of wood such as oak or quebracho, among others. Depending on the type of wood, each mate acquires a peculiar flavor, the most important thing is that they are made of hard or semi-hard woods, and not very aromatic woods, so they don't invade the taste of mate. On the other hand, they require a good cure with butter, oil or vegetable fat, so they don't break or accumulate moisture. One of the disadvantages is that they can crack due to temperature changes.


Their main advantage is that none of these materials absorbs the flavor of the yerba mate and they are super easy to clean. However, we must be careful of sudden changes in temperature to prevent them from cracking. It is widely used by sommeliers, because it allows one to appreciate the flavor and aroma of yerba mate in its entirety.


It is one of the most modern and also most criticized mates, but we cannot deny that this type of mate gourds  are easy to clean, they do not fix bacteria or tastes, and they conserve heat. As if that were not enough, they are unbreakable and due to their flexibility they are easy to empty, although this may also be their weak point, since it gets a little complicated to grab them and they can tip over. It's a matter of taste, and this type of mate gourd can be found in a wide variety of colors and designs.

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You already know the advantages and disadvantages of all mates, it only remains to choose which one is your ideal mate, and if you don't decide, you can have one for every occasion.

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