January 17, 2003

Yerba? Moxie?

Thanks, Cody, for the pointer to the 'next coffee'... Yerba Mate. I'm sure our local healthfood store has it. Cody says get it from your local Argentina import store, but unfortunately those have all gone out of business in the Floyd area. Harumph. Apparently it is an acquired taste. Anybody have experiences with becoming a yerba drinker? How 'bout Moxie, a soft drink/pop/soda that I learned of from Fragments reader DCE of N'Hampsha'. My horizons are broadening by the minute. But what will I drink now? Any other beverages I should try while I'm taking a walk on the wet side?

Posted by fred1st at January 17, 2003 07:33 AM | TrackBack

The entire nation of Argentina is out of business!

Posted by: Charlie at January 17, 2003 08:20 AM

I did taste moxie at a party, a year or so ago. yuck! like medicine. one bottle was passed around, and I don't think *anyone* cared for it.

Posted by: Anita Rowland at January 17, 2003 10:49 AM

Why, I've got my bombilla in a big mug of mid-morning mate right now. Mmmmm.

If you drink coffee, green tea, scotch or any other acquired-taste beverage whose taste varies with the region and the maker, you'll have no problem with acquiring a taste for the stuff. And if the health claims are to be even partially believed, hey. But it's good regardless and the mateine definitely delivers a kick. A mate after lunch, consumed South American style, will banish the 1:30 nods handily.

Posted by: Cody at January 17, 2003 12:20 PM

OK, I'm sold. Will look for it. But moxie! Dark. Slightly bitter. A drink that bites back. Fond memories of vacations in Maine come to mind when I think of moxie, along with associations with sarsparilla and birch beer. Ah, my carbonated youth!

Posted by: sainteros at January 17, 2003 03:09 PM

Mate was ok, not quite as exciting to my taste as coffee, and reminded me of something like a tobacco tea in the flavor...

I really didn't like moxie.

But then I'm a fan of Sweat Tea :-)

Posted by: Huw Raphael at January 17, 2003 03:27 PM

Of course, I know you don't mean Moxie.nu/blog.php.....

Posted by: Da Goddess at January 18, 2003 09:40 PM

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