Citation: Mike. "Divine: An Experience with Coca (exp54065)". Erowid.org. Jun 10, 2007. erowid.org/exp/54065
Chewing is the way!
I like to chew (suck on) a couple tea bags of coca (mate de coca / coca tea). I find this method is more efficient(and potent) than brewing tea. I start by tearing open the tops, adding 1/4 tsp. of baking soda (activates the alkaloids). I put the closed bags between cheek and gums, just like you would with Skoal.
Within 5 minutes I am feeling good, my breathing becomes more regular, and any tiredness I had is gone. I am able to concentrate better, and find I am more productive. It feels like a strong cup of coffee, but without the jitters. I switched from daily latte ($3) to daily coca chewing($1) and will never go back. I soon realized that coca is a way 'cleaner' high, on an entirely different plain than coffee. The Incas believed it was divine. And so do I.
I use coca after meals, after workouts, while playing guitar, while driving. Unlike tobacco, coca is non-addictive and doesnt cause disease. This mild stimulant has greatly improved my quality of life. And I am greatful. If I was a clinical researcher, I would investigate its potential to cure ADD and to help people quit smoking.
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