Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Panda tea to be world's most expensive

Panda tea to be world's most expensive

I plan to make the world's most expensive tea - out of panda poo.A man in China is trying to break the record for the world's most expensive tea - by making it out of panda poo.College lecture An Yanshi has collected five tons of panda excrement to create a new type of tea.World's Most Expensive Tea Made with Panda Poo? $34,000 Per Pound!

He believes the rich fertiliser will give rise to a unique aroma that will make his brew a connoisseurs' favourite, which he will be able to sell for up to £50,000 per kilo.

The World's Most Expensive Tea To Be Fertilized With Panda Poo

'Pandas have a very poor digestive system and only absorb about 30 per cent of everything they eat. That means their excrement is rich in fibres and nutrients,' Yanshi explained.'It has a mature, nutty taste and a very distinctive aroma while it's brewing.'

Yanshi, who collects the poo by the lorryload from the Giant Panda breeding centre in Chengdu, Sichuan province, southern China, aims to secure the Guinness World Record once his first batch of the expensive blend is ready for sale.

The world's most expensive coffee is made from beans eaten, partly digested, then expelled by the Indonesian civet cat.Kopi luwak, or Civet coffee, sells for up to £100 per pound.
“Panda’s main food is bamboo and bamboo leaves contain anti-cancer elements, so does green tea,” An told Sichuan News, indicating that his “panda tea” would have an anti-cancer function.

An has put a heavy price tag on his first batch of “panda tea,” which is expected to be picked next spring.

Pegged at RMB 219,865 per jin, or US$34,569 per 500 grams, the panda-nurtured tea is 10 times the price of Zhu Ye Qing (竹叶青), currently the world's most expensive tea, reported Chinanews.com.

“Indonesia has Kopi Luwak, the United States has Panda Express, I wish netizens can support me to create the world-famous Chinese tea -- Panda Tea,” explained An.

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