The hallucinogenic tea Oliver Stone was sipping at Manhattan’s Park Regency hotel during last weekend’s World Trade Center junket is called ayahuasca, and apparently it’s a lot more potent than anything typically consumed by movie directors under these circumstances. George Rush ‘s N.Y. Daily News column brought it up, but here’s the Wikipedia lowdown:

Ayahuasca is derived from “a giant Amazonian vine native to the rainforest that contains pharmacologically complex psychoactive infusions” — i.e., natural resins that get you high — that are “used for shamanic, folk-medicinal, and religious purposes.” A good strong cup of the stuff is said to contain DMT, otherwise known as” the powerful hallucinogenic alkaloid N-dimethyltryptamine .”