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Another beautiful day on the Isla del Sol starts with a cup of Mate de Coca. Very commonly drunk in Bolivia it is very tasty. Coca is extremely important in the Andean countries of south America and widely used.

from wikipedia:
Mate de coca, sometimes called "coca tea", is a tisane made from the leaves of the Coca plant (Eritroxilécea). The consumption of coca tea is a common occurrence in many South American countries. Coca tea is also used for medicinal and religious purposes by many indigenous tribes in the Andes. Traditionally, official governmental persons travelling to La Paz in Bolivia are greeted by a mate de coca. News reports noted that Princess Anne and the late Pope John Paul II drank the beverage during visits to the region.

As bolivians say - Coca no es Cocaina

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