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Panda Dung Tea – The world’s most expensive Tea

The world’s most expensive Tea is set to go on sale – and the secret ingredient is panda dung.

An Yanshi, an entrepreneur in southwest China, grows organic Tea in  Ya’an (Sichuan province) using tonnes of excrement from panda bears living at nearby breeding centres as a fertiliser. The unusual ingredient was chosen by Mr. Yanshi for its unique health qualities. It is believed that pandas, who live on a diet of wild bamboo, absorb only 30% of nutrients from their food, therefore, in theory, they excrete 70% of their diet’s goodness, thus creating the perfect nutrient-rich soil for Tea.

 

Mr. An describes the Tea as fragrant and smooth.

Workers at the tea plant picking leaves grown using panda dung (Source: http://news.sky.com/)

The Tea is about to be exported around the world and will cost £2,200 for 50g (16 cups) becoming the most expensive Tea in the world.

Happy Tea Break.

Tania

 

 

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