K uka, is Quechua and means unique, excellent and sacred. Discover the legend and folklore of the coca leaf in Peru and Bolivia and its use in traditional Andean culture. … BOLIVIA•PERU: On the origins of MAMA COCA
T he ‘”hoja sagrada” or “sacred leaf” has enormous significance to Aymara and Quechua people. … PERU•BOLIVIA: COCA, God Intis gift
T he discovery of tea, Camellia sinensis, … INDIA: On the origins of TEA
Throughout history, tea, Camellia sinensis, was intimately related to deities, demi gods, and mortals. In Japan, the monastic use of tea as an aid to meditation … *JAPAN: On the origins of TEA
T ea was discovered accidentally by emperor Shennung, 神農氏, approximately 3,000 years before Christ.
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