Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > Coca Mead
Thread Tools
Old 01-30-2008, 11:34 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: South River, NJ
Posts: 2,587
Liked 20 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Coca Mead

Lol, IDK how this one will turn out. Someone had mentioned making some other mead out of tea so I figured I'd try it out with some spare honey I have. Coca tea is made from the Coca plant, yes, the plant used to make Cocaine. It has very trace amounts (1kg of leaves, an enormous amount, makes 1 "hit"). The tea is a Peruvian specialty and is locally served EVERYWHERE. I fell in love with the stuff when I went there, and it'll taste great with honey!

20 Coca teabags (legal to import into the US)
2.5lbs Wildflower honey
1/5th pkg AHS Sweet Mead Pack
1/4 tsp Fermax Yeast Nutrient
1/2tsp Yeast Energizer
1pkg Lavlin D47

I figure 8oz of water per tea bag. If you get coca leaves (no bags), figure on around .5-1gram per serving

Brew 20 bags of tea in water. I boiled the bags for just a minute just to kill anything in them. The bags came from bolivia.. so who knows. Let it cool with the bags in there, remove the bags, add the honey, put in the primary, aerate, add nutrients, energizer, and yeast. Forget about it for 6 months.

sirsloop is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2008, 09:51 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 8

Interesting recipe. However, coca leaf has an average of 5mg of cocaine per gram of leaf. This is a significant amount when it comes to some one that could possibly undergo drug screenings. Keep that in mind before consuming

Unless you're getting some kind of 'de-cocaininzed' leaf, in which case, why bother?

One kilo of leaf will produce ~5 grams of cocaine(assuming perfect yield), good for many many 'hits'.

Have you brewed this yet? If so, how did it turn out? Still aging at this point, I assume.

saltwater09 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2008, 01:43 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,785
Liked 120 Times on 94 Posts
Likes Given: 1


I've made some tea flavored mead (w/2 boxes of Celestial Seasoning's Fruit Tea) back in the '90s that came out very nicely.

OK, one of the first things I got from your instructions is that you boiled the tea bags. That's a no-no. I know it was only a minute, but you may have tannins in the water.

Tea is supposed to be steeped. They are just like grain, once the tea bags have been removed...and NOT squeezed...then you can boil the water.

I used a sweet mead yeast.
HB Bill
homebrewer_99 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2010, 05:38 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 49
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts


Its been about 2 years. Any recollection of how this turned out?
bopgun23 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2010, 02:39 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sackville NB, New Brunswick
Posts: 45

I want to bump this one in hopes that we might get some feedback on how it turned out.
mgc is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2010, 04:28 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: May 2010
Location: , South Dakota
Posts: 425
Liked 28 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 88


Hey man, a few of us are very curious how that coca mead turned out. I know it's been a couple years since you made it, any luck? If not I'll assume you failed a drug screening and are undergoing years of "recovery" treatment

Atek is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
coca cola beer ? yeasty Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 41 08-24-2015 06:09 PM
coca-cola stout BugleBrew Recipes/Ingredients 25 06-22-2012 09:36 PM
Coca Cola CO2 Cylinder kevinrmclean Bottling/Kegging 10 02-18-2008 11:18 PM
Coca-Cola pushes into alcohol dibby33 General Chit Chat 8 04-19-2007 11:08 PM
Coca-Cola beer anyone? Brewing Clamper Recipes/Ingredients 42 03-25-2007 11:33 PM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads