Something magical happens when people share yerba mate from a gourd. For centuries people have sipped yerba mate using a gourd and bombilla. It is believed that drinking yerba mate from the gourd is a joyful way to receive the healthful and invigorating properties of yerba mate. The gourd provides a deeper and richer flavor as it becomes seasoned with each use. The mate gourd is offered as a symbol of hospitality and is peacefully passed from hand to hand around a circle of friends while ideas are shared, stories are told, and a sense of community is created. Yerba mate, te levanta el espíritu, lifts the spirit.