Thursday, April 12, 2012
Of late I have begun to loose my taste for coffee, Im down to 3 or 4 pots a day now. Far below my usual 10 or so...Anyhoo, On a recent trip into the boonies, I didnt take any coffee with me. I was hoping to "kick the habit" but only succeeded in getting massive head aches and nausea. One thing I did to combat the effects of caffeine withdrawal,was to drink some Mormons tea(Ephedra fragilis), this seemed to help but was no replacement to good ol' coffee.
Several years ago while bumming around South America(outside of Colombia) I discovered Yerba Mate or simply "Mate" as the locals call it. I found that it had the astringent ,bitter flavor I liked in coffee and had sufficient caffeine to satisfy me.
So Remenicing on this, I headed to the local "Hippy store" to look for some "Mate", I found several different brands with a wide range of prices. I chose a 1/2 pound bag to try out.
I will use/drink "mate" for a while to see if I can completely throw the Caffeine monkey off my back. If it does not help with that?? hell bells, then I guess Ill have to move to Colombia for better and cheaper coffee.
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