Yerba: show your gourds and bombillas


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Yerba: show your gourds and bombillas

Postby Sydney » Mar 10th, '08, 19:47

In the spirit of the Show Your Pots and Cups thread, who's willing to show off their yerba enjoyment apparatus?

My latest set, done in gen-u-ine silver.
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Mar 10th, '08, 19:49

Nice! Very classy lookin'.
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Postby Salsero » Mar 10th, '08, 20:33

The gourd is beautiful


... but what's the name of that color your hand turned to? Chartreuse, mauve, magenta, pomegranate, violaceous, purple? And why is it that color? Is the rest of your body also that color? Is this pigmentation the result of camellia sinensis consumption or the result of yerba mate consumption? Is "the change" inevitable for the rest of us too? Or do all white people in Mississippi look like this? Did you emerge from a pod?

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Postby Sydney » Mar 10th, '08, 20:36

Where is salsero on the Tenuki caffeine scale right now? Hmmmm
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Postby osadczuk » Mar 10th, '08, 21:30

Your daffodils are blooming?

I hate you dude.

Hate...

Stupid Indiana weather....
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Postby Warden Andy » Mar 11th, '08, 20:12

Compared to Padre's gourd, mine is like a gourd picked up off the ground with a pop can melted to the rim.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/Dazed-And-Confused/mategourd.jpg
The site says that it's a 4 oz gourd which means that 4oz of dry yerba by volume will fill about 2/3 the gourd. It probably holds 5oz of water.

The finicky wooden mate: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/Dazed-And-Confused/woodenmate.jpg
I boiled it like a yixing pot, the sap came out, and now it seeps out the side, but it's been slowly sealing up with every brewing. Holds about 4 oz of water.

And the retired bamboo mate: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/Dazed-And-Confused/Bamboogourd.jpg
Soaking and drying out causes bamboo to crack, and this one is on the last fiber before it splits. So, it just serves as a pretty bombilla holder. It once held 4oz of water.
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Postby Sydney » Mar 11th, '08, 20:15

Nifty sippers you got there, Andy.
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