A professor at Sinchuan University in China will make the world's most expensive tea.
It is normal green tea, but it will be fertilized with panda poo.
It will cost $80,000 per kilogram! That's about $34,000 for just a pound of tea.
The professor claims it's worth the price because of the special health benefits. He said:
"Pandas have a very poor digestive system and only absorb about 30 percent of everything they eat. That means their excrement is rich in fibers and nutrients."
When asked how it tastes, he said:
"It has a mature, nutty taste and a very distinctive aroma while it’s brewing."
Yeah, we'd bet it's "distinctive." And nutty? Yuck.
He really does believe there are serious health benefits to the beverage. He said:
"Just like green tea, bamboo contains an element that can prevent cancer, and enhance green tea’s anti-cancer effects, if it is used as fertilizer for the tea."
Sounds like a great idea, we're just not sure who would go for tea at those prices.
We can only assume he hopes to attract buyers with the power of panda poop.
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