Bags vs. Leaves
Coca Tea
by StIves
Citation:   StIves. "Bags vs. Leaves: An Experience with Coca Tea (exp54183)". Apr 1, 2018.

  oral Coca (tea)


While living in South America I had two experiences with coca tea. The first batch I brewed myself from commercially-produced coca tea bags. This resulted in a decent herbal tea but no significant psychoactive effects.

A month later I was having breakfast in a La Paz cafe and ordered some coca tea. Floating in the cup when it arrived were a half-dozen fresh leaves. This tasted much better. It also produced a stimulant buzz similar to caffeine but 'cleaner' - more cerebral and less physical. I would describe it as a mild feeling of lightness and euphoria that dissipated to baseline within half an hour.

I concluded there that there was really no contest: fresh whole leaves produced the superior tea.

Exp Year: 2003ExpID: 54183
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Apr 1, 2018Views: 1,104
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