Especially in northern Madagscar, the kola nut is a popular natural energizer. The nut, which is bitter in taste and rich in caffeine, is either chewed directly or prepared as tea - thé kola.
For a thé kola the nut is peeled, sun-dried and thereafter pounded. The nut powder is boiled with water and poured through a sieve. To neutralise the bitter/sourly taste, the tea is mixed with plenty of sugar and/or sweetened condensed milk. For a litre of tea one needs about five kola nuts.
Best thé kola throughout Madagascar
Madame Juliane in Diego Suarez
Near Ambanja direction Bemaneviky
Madame Soaluis in Marotolana