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Article: Seasoning your mate gourd

Seasoning your mate gourd


Before you start using your mate gourd, it is highly recommended to cure it to ensure the best taste and longevity. The curing process is simple and straightforward.

Step 1: Prepare the Gourd

Begin by filling the gourd with yerba mate. Make sure to use enough herb to cover the interior surface of the gourd. Then, add hot (but not boiling) water until the gourd is full. This step allows the gourd to absorb the flavors and moisture of the yerba mate.

Step 2: Let it Sit

Allow the mixture to sit undisturbed for 24 hours. This extended period ensures that the gourd thoroughly absorbs the yerba mate, which is crucial for both flavor and durability.

Step 3: Clean the Gourd

After 24 hours, carefully remove the herbs with a spoon. Then, gently scrape the interior walls of the gourd to remove any loose particles. This helps to clean the gourd and prepare it for use.

Step 4: Understand the Results

It is normal for green spots to appear inside the gourd after curing due to the absorption of the yerba mate. These spots are harmless and a natural part of the curing process. They indicate that the gourd has absorbed the yerba mate properly.

Ready for Use

Once cured, your mate gourd will be ready for use. This curing process not only enhances the flavor of your mate but also helps to seal the pores of the gourd, preventing future mold growth and improving its durability.

By following these simple steps, you can enjoy a richer and more authentic mate drinking experience.

1 comment

Qualità perfetta, ordinato fino in Svizzera senza alcun problema, davvero ottimo!

Alex Akai

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