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  •  Yerba mate is nice. Wide awake and pleasant (2+ / 0-)
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    Crashing Vor, Larsstephens

    feeling and a sort of spicy tea taste as I remember it. Haven't seen that around much lately, although I used to use that and St. John's Wort a lot, and not drink so much coffee...I just made a similar comment above about the run-up to the revolution, too.

    •  Yerba not quite the same as Black Drink (0+ / 0-)

      Yerba (Ilex paraguaensis) and Black Drink (Ilex vomitoria) are very similar... but Yerba has a bit more "gamey" flavor, IMHO.  Black Drink (the north American variety) is a little sweeter naturally, and is therefore, I think, a little more likely to appeal broadly once we're finally forced to choose something new.  It's like New Coke in one sense (sweeter than coffee), but unlike that failed beverage, the beverage it is replacing (coffee) can't be brought back from the dead like Classic Coke was.

      "Confunde et vince." Come visit our chickens at

      by Walden Ponderer on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 09:10:41 PM PST

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