This is a well made yerba mate straw. It's long and it is designed for Chimarrão but it works fine for regular yerba mate that's not a fine powder like Chimarrão is. It's easy to clean, not expensive, durable, and you do not inhale yerba mate with it. The length of it cools the yerba mate some as this does not really happen with short straws. I cannot think of any negative aspects about this straw.