TIL: panda tea is made from panda poo

While going down a bear hole on Wikipedia (as in a rabbit hole of bear articles), I stumbled upon a link for panda tea. Perhaps a special boba tea variant?

Panda tea (Chinese: 熊猫茶), or panda dung tea, produced in the Ya’an mountainous region of Sichuan, China, is a type of tea fertilized by the dung of pandas.

No, not at all. And drinking panda tea is an expensive endeavour. According to Reuters, An Yanshi, a Chinese entrepreneur who grows the tea, sold the first batch for 22,000 yuan per 50 grams ($3,500 per 50 grams or £22k per pound), which makes about 16 cups.

“I just want to convey to the people of the world the message of turning waste into something useful, and the culture of recycling and using organic fertilizers.”

An Yanshi

I’ll stick to my shop branded decaf tea.

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