Coca tea

Yup, that coca. Its leaves are served all over Peru — in candies, teas, etc. It’s used recreationally by the locals and as a cure for altitude sickness for tourists. Don’t get too excited; it doesn’t get you high, but is still fun to say you’ve tried!

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