Mate cups

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Mate, as it’s called in Argentina, is a mate tea cup to drink yerba mate in the traditional way. The top yerba mate gourd is made of a dry calabash (calabaza) hand-made by artisans and chosen for making your mate last longer with a more intensive flavour. Alternative you can order a yerba mate tea cup made of steel which is ideal for beginners due to its easiness to take care of it with a modern design. Buy online all types of mate cup in this category.

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Why buy a Mate tea cup by Un Mate? 

Un Acero and Un Re Mate are our recommended mate cups for those of you who want an easy to use mate. Made of a double steel wall that acts as a temperature insulator and prevents it from heating your hand, this mate tea cup is an environmentally friendly option as you will be able to use it for many decades to come. 

The yerba mate cups by Un Mate are thoughtfully designed to give you the best experience. You can choose to purchase the Un Mate Gourd, made from selected calabash gourds covered in real leather all handcrafted by local artisans in Argentina to give you a product that won’t only look nice in your hand but will sharpen the flavours inside your mate. 

Order any of these mate cups to start living your mate experience. 

Types of yerba mate cups

There are plenty of options of mate cups to purchase. Here is a list of the most popular ones:

  • Mate Gourd or mate de calabaza: made from a dry and hollow calabash fruit, these mate cups are known for intensifying the flavour of your mate.
  • Inox Steel mate cup: they are the best at keeping the temperature of your drink (hot or cold) and very practical to take everywhere as they are easy to clean.
  • Glass: yerba mate tea cups made of glass are beginner friendly.
  • Wood mate gourd: they can be made of algarrobo (carob tree) or palo santo. 
  • Ceramic: they are the cheap option for your first yerba mate cup.

Sizes of mate cups. Which one to buy?

A mate can come in various shapes but also in sizes with different volumes. In Argentina, where it is a tradition to share the mate gourd, people purchase smaller sizes so that they can pass around the yerba mate cup faster.

However, the capacity you will want to buy will depend on how and where you plan to use it. In general, a bigger mate tea cup (200-300 ml) holds more yerba mate inside of it so you can drink more with it for a longer period of time.

A medium mate, 130-180 ml approximately, will consume your yerba mate faster but uses less of it making it more convenient for when you don’t have much time or want to have only a few sips. 


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