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Hi, the best or at least the most famous coke or tea companion in Bolivia is Windsor, but I also like the frutte brand. I hope you find it in Peru. Greetings So, what is yerba mate? Yerba mate is a South American drink brewed from the dried leaves and branches of holly. When hiking in the Andes and crossing a pass, coca leaves can be added to piles of stones, as an alternative to a rock and in accordance with the “Leave No Trace” philosophy. Which American tea company do you order to get your coca tea? I tried it in Peru and loved it too and I want to have more as soon as possible. Museums for coca can be found: Museo de la Coca / Coca Museum in La Paz, Bolivia; Museo de la Coca / Museum of Coca in Cusco, Peru; and Museo de la Coca y Costumbres / Museum of Coca and Costume in Puno, Peru. These provide information about coca, its cultivation and a variety of coca products. A number of studies have tested concentrations of cocaine metabolites in urine tests, and the results are similar. I just received a nice big cargo of 1kg of coca tea powder from Coca Tea Express, I came to the conclusion that these guys are absolutely right with their customer service and more importantly, I have never lost money or package order from this company! It`s actually not a crack in any way and these guys also have the root bark of Acacia Confusa!!! What I think to come with a nice big case of the bark itself. Cough! Uh uh uh huhhhh. ? Still serious, although you won`t waste your money or time dealing with these guys! cocateaexpress.com is the URL of the website. I have already placed orders with Peruvian companies and all my orders have been confiscated by customs. Coca is often advocated to prevent altitude sickness, but this is misleading.

Coca does not accelerate acclimatization to altitude, but relieves symptoms by acting as a stimulant similar to caffeine. The most common symptom of altitude sickness is headaches, and coca is reasonably effective at relieving mild headaches, as is caffeine (as in coffee or tea), although painkillers (such as aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen) are more effective. When the coca leaves are dry, they are spread out on a table or placed on a cloth in the sun to air dry them until the leaves are ready to be consumed. We would have liked to have taken coca tea with us, but the strict rules for returning to North America are still in place, so we have to go back to South America to enjoy this local specialty. In summary, the coca leaf is one of the most traditional methods to prevent altitude sickness. It is not only an important part of the Andean culture in Peru, but also an ancient medicine with great benefits. We hope to have made you aware, with Machu Travel Peru, about the important use of the coca leaf. For us, this article has little to do with drugs.

For us, this plant represents an important part of our cultural heritage. And that`s why the opportunity to taste a mate de coca is an introduction to the adventure of Peru. If you would like to know more about our tours across the country, we recommend that you contact our team. They will be happy to help you organize your dream trip! There`s also the now-infamous case of Peruvian footballer Paolo Guerrero, who eventually received a 14-month suspension after testing positive for the cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine in 2017. Guerrero claims he unknowingly drank coca tea at a Lima hotel and maintains his innocence. The ban excluded him from the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Note that while coca leaf and coca products may be legal in these countries, cocaine is illegal and often carries very severe penalties in these countries. Coca tea can be made from loose leaves (directly or on a straw, such as yerba mate) or from tea bags.

In terms of taste, it is a rather mild herbal infusion. Mate de coca is typically grown on farms in the Andes, where plants can ripen in 12 to 24 months. A study on forensic science problems also found that participants who drank only one cup of coca tea tested positive for up to 36 hours (this is the limit of the test). Participants who drank two cups all remained positive at the 36-hour mark. Although drying coca leaves for mate de coca is laborious and time-consuming, many people from South American countries enjoy the finished product. Coca tea is typically grown on farms in the Andes, where the plants can reach full maturity in 12 to 24 months. When the plants are ready, males usually harvest the leaves and females play a role in the processing. The traditional method is still quite laborious. The leaves are placed in a woven bag of hot stones and shaken to dry. After drying, the leaves are scattered on a table or cloth away from direct sunlight and air-dried until ready for consumption. Archaeological evidence of mummies found with coca leaves and pottery depicting the curvature of a cocalauger shows that coca use dates back to at least the sixth century AD.

Traditional medical uses of coca are mainly used as a stimulant to overcome fatigue, hunger and thirst. It is considered particularly effective against altitude sickness. It is also used as an anesthetic to relieve pain from headaches and wounds, etc. Before more potent narcotics were available, coca leaves were also used for bone fractures, births, and trephination surgery on the skull. While tea and tea leaves are the most popular format for coca consumption, a range of personal care products, from lotion to oils, as well as flour made from coca leaves, have also appeared on city shelves. While not as clearly stated, it is also illegal to bring coca tea into the United States. A 2016 document from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration states that coca leaves and any salt, compound, derivative or preparation of coca leaves are a controlled and illegal substance in the United States.