Tea is drank heavily in Ecuador and there are a variety of delicious pots for the connoisseur. If you are involved in climbing, full day tours or just a rough road touring, Made de Coca is a good choice for you.
Tea is herbal tea made from the leaves of the coca plant, containing something like 0.2 percent cocaine benzoylmethylecgonine, a crystalline tropane alkaloid. Don’t worry you are not taking illicit drugs, it is completely legal, and is a great and refreshing way to deal with altitude and vigorous exercise. It will give a lift and that warm fuzzy feeling to help you through the day, in a much different fashion to coffee. More subtle and soothing. A must try at altitude.
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