Coca leaves powder (full alkaloid coca powder) is made by crushing whole dried leaves of the coca plant. Coca leaves powder is the most popular natural coca leaf product, traditionally used by the peoples of the Andean mountain range in South America. It is a translucent yellow-green herbal infusion prepared by steeping powdered coca leaves in hot water.
Full alkaloid coca powder has a number of beneficial properties. It acts as a moderate stimulant (a cup of mate de coca is comparable to a cup of more or less strong coffee or tea), alleviates the symptoms of upset stomach, and helps suppress appetite while boosting energy, which is useful to weight-watchers. The flavor of coca tea powder is similar to that of some green tea varieties.
Coca leaves powder is made from the plant grown the traditional way in the region from which coca historically originates, the Peruvian Andes. Whole coca leaves are harvested, dried and powdered to produce top-quality, premium-grade coca tea powder.
The coca plant (Erythroxylum coca) is considered sacred by the indigenous population of the Andes. Its raw leaves or tea have been traditionally used in native ceremonies since pre-Colombian times. Today we are proud to make mate de coca available worldwide, to the responsible enjoyment of our customers.
We store only minimal quantities of the product at our warehouses in the United States. This strategy allows us to keep batches of coca tea powder constantly moving down the supply chain, so whenever our customers make an order, they always get fresh product.