And why is it so special? Well, it’s just green tea fertilized with panda poop, but because this black and white bear is a rare species, even its dung is precious. It’s collected from a breeding center in South China.
So tea grown with panda dung goes for 220,000 yuan ($35,000) per pound… Are they serious?
An explained at a press conference: “The panda’s main food is bamboo. But only 30% of bamboo’s nutrition can be absorbed by the panda’s digestive system, and the remaining 70% is left in the feces,” according to Sichuan News.
“Bamboo and tea are both said to contain anticancer compounds. So my tea grown in panda dung would definitely have strong anticancer function.”
Sounds pretty sketchy to me. As this Sina blogger says:
Assuming what Mr. An said was true, why bother growing the tea? Just eat panda poop directly to fight cancer!