In Andean countries, Coca leaves are used to help with altitude sickness – I had it on the Inca Trail while hiking to Machu Pichu. I wasn’t a fan of chewing it but the tea we made – submerging the leaves in hot water – was light, sweet and delicious!
Mate de Coca (Coca Tea) – Pacha Papa
Plazoleta San Blas 120
Cuzco Cusco 8001