1. Fill gourd with 3/4s yerba mate tea.
2. Push yerba mate to one side of the gourd with a spoon on your bombilla, creating a mountain of mate on one side.
3. Add room temperature or cold water to this open space (known as the 'waterhole') and allow to sit for 30 seconds.
4. Insert your bombilla to the side you poured the water, then begin sipping.
5. Proceed with adding hot (not exceeding 165ºF) or cold water and enjoy until the mate becomes tasteless.