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November 25th, 2011

Panda Poop Tea, or This Tea Tastes Like Ass

Nine years ago, I wrote about kopi luwak, the super-expensive coffee made from beans that have been digested by Indonesian civets.

Now, tea drinkers have their own fecally-inspired beverage they can enjoy: panda poop tea that will sell for $35,000 a pound. The article refers says this tea will be like a green tea, but the truth is, it’s not really tea because the pandas are actually eating the leaves and shoots of the bamboo tree and not a camellia sinensis plant.

At $35,000, it sounds like a lot, but since you can resteep tea leaves, the per cup cost is not that bad. (That’s a joke only tea dorks will laugh at.)

One, two, three, yay for poop tea!

Posted in Food and Beverage, Just Plain Odd, Toilets

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