An exotic brand of China tea fertilized with panda poo is now the most expensive tea ever sold. The specialized green tea looks set to enter the Guinness World Records book – thanks to An Yanshi, an enterprising Chinese calligrapher.
An left his job at Sichuan University to throw himself “heart and soul” into his company, Panda Tea. He has divided the tea harvest into three grades and the highest quality will sell for up to 440,000 yuan (around £46,000) per kilogram.
Profits from the sales of the highest grade of Panda Tea will be donated to public welfare, and will help fund environmental protection, said An, whose company logo features a smiling panda wearing a bow tie and holding a steaming glass of green tea.
An purchased 11 tonnes of faeces from a panda breeding centre to fertilise the tea crop in the mountains of Sichuan province, south west China.