My family is a huge fan of traditional....from the bombilla to the gourd to the temperature of the water. However, let's face it, we all have those mornings when sipping a delicious gourd of mate would be great but you know there is no time to clean up and enjoyment. So, you skip the whole idea and regret it the rest of the day.
This product is a great time saver in that you do not have to clean it out right away. It can sit on the counter, and mine usually does, until I get home from work. No, it is not traditional but then again, neither is life these days.