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Jen Dec 8th, 2002 07:23 AM

Coca Tea
 
Does anyone know if its OK to bring back the coca tea from Peru to the states? I've had requests to bring this back for friends.

Jen Dec 8th, 2002 07:32 AM

Nevermind, I found the answer to my own question on the State Department website. Bummer:<BR><BR>Although coca-leaf tea is a popular <BR>beverage and folk remedy for altitude sickness in Peru, possession of these tea bags, which are sold in most Peruvian supermarkets, is illegal in the United States.

pat Dec 8th, 2002 09:36 AM

It tastes terrible anyway!

Parrot Mom Dec 8th, 2002 09:57 AM

But it sure works for altitude sickness...and of course you can't bring it in... The coca leaves are given to the children to quiet them in Cuzco...


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