Yerba Mate gourds made of a natural squash are a popular gourd choice.
The mate cup's unique shape compresses the yerba mate tea in order to create suction for nutrient extraction. Using this specially shaped mate gourd is the secret to preserving the high level of nutrients and maximizing the benefits of yerba mate.
Artisans create each unique mate cup from a special squash.
Compare the different mate gourd choices in our yerba mate buying guide.