Mateware refers to the tools and accessories used to consume yerba mate tea. The bombilla and gourd are the essential elements for drinking traditional yerba mate. Start by learning about the curing process for traditional yerba mate gourds (which is optional). Dealing with mold in your calabash gourd? Here’s a quick fix. The bombilla is the traditional filtered metal straw – learn about the different types here. Here’s a tool to clean your bombilla.  Not sure which mate gourd is for you? Jump into our getting started guide here.