This is a high quality wooden mate gourd that will last for years if treated correctly. While using the gourd a discolouration of the wood takes place. This is a natural process which occurs through the absorption of the tea.
How to cure a wooden mate gourd
1: Wash the interior of the gourd with warm water
2: Fill the gourd with moist yerba (it can be yerba that has already been used), add warm water and leave to sit
3: The following day, remove the yerba and with a small spoon gently scrape the inside of the gourd to remove any loose material that may exist
4: Repeat this process from the beginning without washing the interior of the gourd...2 times will be sufficient to fully cure the gourd