Over the past couple of months I’ve received a number of e-mails requesting help as to where you can get some of the Coca products. Depending where you are in the world it can be very hard to get access as Customs regulation in each country does vary and there are severe restrictions. Also when you find it, the cost is prohibiting and you don’t know which product to use?
Here is a quick snap shot of what I been able to get access.
1. I been very lucky to have friends and other colleges travelling to & from Bolivia so we managed to top up on our supplies up when we can.
2. Like everyone else we don’t always have friends travelling so we rely on the web. One place we bought some products (ie coca tea) has been from Amazon (yes, Amazon.com)
3. Like many of you on the web and the prices vary astronomically – WOW. After searching I wondered if I was in the wrong business 🙂
Anyway, assuming you I did not have friend travelling, where and what would I buy? Most of the web site that I seen a over priced to say the least – more like price gouging. The only place I would recommend right now would be our old friend Amazon. Again here the prices vary quite a lot – so I would be careful and I will only suggest product that we used and are of value.
Fresh Coca Tea Windsor – we use this quite a lot and enjoy it. Still expensive but more affordable than most other products.
Coca Tea Windsor – another variation of the above and for larger quantities if you can afford it try Macmate Coca Tea.
Coca Tea NoviAndina Caranavi – I have not had this brand but we did visit this area (ie Caranavi) and the organic tea is just great.
Finally, for those who want their tea in a pot Powdered Coca Tea is probable a better option as you would require a few leaves to give the taste and hit.
I tried to find Harina de Coca and there are some places you can get it. However, you need to check the customs regulation for your country and it could be too much trouble than it is worth.
Now that is done – I am off to the kitchen to get my dose of Coca Tea.
UPDATE – AMAZON have stop selling these products.