Temple Vessel Lotus
Introducing a special collection of Temple Vessels, carefully handcrafted in Southern Brazil by a small group of Artisans. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and adorned with custom stamped metal for a most regal finish. Lotus Vessel is encased in synthetic leather/epoxy with visible distressed paint marks. Lighter than most of our Temple Vessels and made with aluminum to replace stainless steel, this makes for a great secondary cuia or gift for a neophyte mate drinker.
- Brim width: 3.74in, 9.5cm
- Height: 4.52in, 11.5cm – 5in, 12.7cm
- Capacity: 30g (dry weight yerba, filled 3/4s); 5.5 liquid oz
- Material: Brazilian cuia (squash), stainless/alpaca steel, genuine leather
- Colorway: Charcoal Black
*Due to natural material, size and shape may vary
Allow the Natural Curing Process
No need to cure your cuia with any particular method. The vessel will naturally cure on its own, within three months, depending on your climate (faster in drier weather). Some mold and mildew is perfectly normal, as the excess plant material inside the vessel breaks down with use. After several weeks, you’ll notice a uniform dark hue and the cuia will begin to dry rapidly after each use. Most mate drinkers continue to use the cuia throughout the entire process, but you may also alternate between vessels during this process. If you are totally against mold and oxidation, then we recommend you select a metal or wooden vessel.