Introducing the bombilla. And, it’s not just for drinking Yerba Mate.
These handy little stainless steel straws is designed for drinking loose tea straight out of your cup.
The bombilla acts as both a straw and a sieve. The submerged end is flared, with small holes or slots that allow the brewed liquid in, but block the chunky matter that makes up much of the mixture. A modern bombilla design uses a straight tube with holes, or a spring sleeve to act as a sieve.
I take mine everywhere.