Depending on which part of the world you live in, coca tea and coca leaves can be extremely easy to find, or extremely difficult.

In the countries of South America where coca tea is completely legal, it is possible to find it in supermarkets and mom and pop shops in major cities and regional towns. Coca tea leaves are legal to purchase in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. However, outside of South America, coca tea and coca tea leaves are considered restricted imports.

It is not just coca tea bags and coca leaves that are restricted by Customs law.  Any product made using the whole leaf is similarly restricted. Examples of these products are coca chewing gum, baked goods, coca candies, and beverages such as soft drink made with coca extracts, and coca wine.

That’s the official line anyway. Indeed, US Customs and Border Protection will most definitely seize any package that they detect containing coca.

Many people have found out the hard way.  Of course, Peru is a popular travel destination, and many people come back from Peru with incredible tales of the culture and ancient ruins. They also come back very excited at having discovered coca tea. Naturally, and quite innocently, they may try to order some more of this newfound joy from a website in Peru, only to get hit with a Customs seizure upon arrival to the United States.

Some proportion of packages do get through, and though it is impossible to know for sure, the seizure rate may be as high as 60% or more.  It’s a gamble at the best of times.

Once the coca tea gets into the country, however, there is nothing stopping you from enjoying the invigorating and uplifting experience that coca tea and coca leaves provide.

Those who are a bit more risk averse don’t like the thought of playing chicken with US Customs or losing their money. And that is totally understandable! But what if we told you that you can buy coca tea that has already cleared Customs and is ready to ship from within the United States?

Well, you can!

At Coca Tea USA, we have been importing fresh and wholesome coca tea powder and coca tea bags (which are of course made from crushed coca leaves) for a few years now. We have certainly had our share of problems with Customs in the early years.  However, through hard work and perseverance, we have developed a neat importation method that allows us to bring this incredible special product into the US and offer it to anyone who wants to try the Divine Plant of the Incas.

Check out this great book on Amazon to find out more about this amazing plant – it inspired us!

So, is coca tea legal? Under the controlled drugs and substances act, any part of the coca plant is restricted from entry into most countries outside of South America. Has anyone ever gotten in trouble bringing in coca tea, apart from a Customs seizure? Not that we have been able to find.

The current thinking is that US Customs has enough on its hands tracking down the importers of truly harmful substances, like the refined product of coca, which is of course cocaine. As well as many other substances which should rightfully be banned.

It might be more of a gray area than you think, and as we mentioned before, once it’s in the country, it is free to buy and try and enjoy.

Further, as we have seen with the cannabis industry, public attitudes are changing towards medicinal herbs, and coca is one of the most powerful medicinal herbs known to humankind. Its ability to reduce appetite Makes it a powerful tool for those trying to lose weight. We have no doubt it is the best green tea for weight loss available.

So, where you buy it from?

Please visit our sister website,Tea for Life USA. Based in Arizona, and supplying to all 50 states, we have been helping our customers discover the many benefits of coca tea leaves in the form of coca tea powder and coca tea bags for years.

It’s a labor of love, fuelled by our fierce devotion to spreading the word about this incredible gift of nature, the sacred leaf of the Incas, coca tea.

Enjoy!

Mike and Terry,
The Tea Lovers

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