OT: Re: Hacker tea (was Re: Late Nights and Caffeine)

From: Sellam Ismail <dastar_at_ncal.verio.com>
Date: Mon Aug 16 21:54:19 1999

On Mon, 16 Aug 1999, Max Eskin wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Aug 1999, Sellam Ismail wrote:
> >In Peru, the tea of choice is Matte de Coca, or coca leaves (you need to
> >chew it with lime to make it the "good stuff" :) You can get Matte de
> So, this tea does not in fact have any of the effects of cocaine?

Unfortunately, no.

> >leaves. I'd drink mine straight (no sugar) like I drink all my tea.
> We are much alike :)

Except I'm not a communist :)

> For one thing, were you allowed to take a bunch with you? Secondly, the

I could have taken home a box of the bagged tea but didn't. From what
I hear, U.S. Customs would have been very unhappy with me had I tried to
import coca leaves into the US.

> aversion' is, I think, a maturity issue. Just like many a kid can't resist
> a smirk when someone says 'penis', many an American can't resist thinking
> of drugs when they hear of the various plants from which these come.

Huh huh. You said "come".

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