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Pandas are a national treasure in China, now their dung may be, too.
It may sound funny, but panda poo is the new way to make a fortune. At least An Yanshi hopes so, he’s a teacher and journalist turned entrepreneur who has created a new variety of tea using panda excrement. Yes, panda poop.
He’s also charging $3,600 for one pound of his turd tea. We can’t blame you if you’re grossed out, though it’s not as bad as it sounds.
The bear BM is not actually used IN the tea, it’s used as fertilizer to grow the tea leaves. Yanshi chose panda bears droppings because pandas absorb only 30% nutrition of everything they eat, the other 70% is wasted … or waste.
Yanshi’s says the feces are rich in fiber and nutrients, and create a unique aroma… no doubt.
Whether the price or the poo, this organic blend may not be everyone’s cup of tea.