Thursday, February 25, 2010

Coca Tea

During a visit to Peru, especially in the higher elevations, you'll probably get at least mild altitude sickness. The locals swear by Coca Tea as part of, if not the whole cure.

Coca tea is what you think it is. It's made from the leaf of the coca plant, which is also the one used to make cocaine. The tea is good (if not a little boring) and is available in loose-leaf and tea-bag varieties. Apparently, the percentage of cocaine is so small that I won't have to worry about failing a drug test if I apply for a new job.

Here's a cup of the good stuff:

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