Chinese entrepreneur An Yanshi is convinced he has found the key ingredient to produce the world’s most expensive tea — panda poo. His claim that the green tea will help people lose weight and protect them from radiation has been ridiculed by some Chinese web users, who have expressed doubts about the purported health benefits of the tea and the high asking price for the first harvest. Animal excrement has been used before to make poo-filled drinks. 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An says he will harvest the first batch of tea leaves this spring and it will be the "world's most expensive tea" at almost 220,000 yuan ($35,000) for 500 grams (18 ounces). Copyright © HT Media Limited All rights reserved. The special ingredient behind the price tag is panda excrement. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would leave the White House if Joe Biden is officially confirmed the winner of the US election, making a further concession of defeat even as he railed against the "rigged" vote. Although he expects to make a ton of money from his panda tea project, An claims that his main mission is to protect the environment and replace chemical fertilizers with natural ones from the animal world. Chinese biologist An Yashi, 41, has brewed up a special tea that only the wealthiest will have a chance of sampling. An showed AFP a glass jar of fresh-looking panda feces, which he uses to fertilize two tea plants in his office, noting the “quality” and “green” color of the dung. Another web user called 24-0 said: “Over 200,000 yuan per jin (500 grams) for panda tea fertilized by panda droppings — is that for drinking tea or drinking pandas’ blood?”. Email us. Brazil votes Sunday in municipal runoff elections marked by the coronavirus pandemic that will give a preview of where its political players stand going into 2022, when far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is up for reelection. [email protected]. As she steps into the staid chamber of Sao Paulo's city council, the first black trans woman elected to the municipal legislature is well aware of the dangers before her. "After the first batch is harvested, if the quality is really good, we will expand the economies of scale," said An, waving his panda paws for emphasis. And she saw the holes in the ballast back at the turn of the century when she asked for her release from her record company so that she could release "Bachelor No. The tea aficionado got the idea to use panda faeces as fertiliser after attending a seminar last year where he discovered that the bears absorbed less than 30 percent of the bamboo they consumed, excreting the remaining 70 percent. “Everybody has an obligation to protect the environment,” he added, as he showed AFP dozens of traditional Chinese scroll paintings that he has created of cheerful-looking pandas, bamboo and calligraphy. Chinese state companies China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) and PetroChina - long among PDVSA's top customers - stopped loading crude and fuel at Venezuelan ports in August 2019 after Washington extended its sanctions on PDVSA to include any companies trading with the Venezuelan state firm. To the sound of drums and flutes, a freshly coiffed Palestinian groom dances with his brothers, cousins and friends, anxiously waiting for his veiled bride to arrive in her shimmering gown. Despite the online detractors of his yet-to-be-tested tea, An said he remained undeterred and was already thinking about expanding his business. An Yashi, a lecturer at Sinchuan University, is collecting excrement from pandas at a breeding center in Chengdu to make what is the world’s most expensive tea at $200 a cup, Reuters reported. Thank you for subscribing to our daily newsletter. Indore, This is a similar concept to “first-pressed olive oil” and other such Western food qualifications. Search For Special Deals Now. Chennai, And they make it every day! Yes. Its main ingredient, panda poo, is the reason it is so costly, selling at £50,000 (more than US$77,000) per kilo. “Panda dung is rich in nutrition… and should be much better than chemical fertilizers,” An told AFP, as he sat at a traditional Chinese tea table drinking tea grown with cow manure. On top of that, to burst the opulence bubble, Tang also said that there is no way to estimate a price of such a product, most likely due to not knowing how effective the product is with the anti-cancer claims, as well as how well received a product grown with panda poop will be received. Jaipur, The world's most expensive tea, selling for a whopping $36,000 per pound, is due to hit the market in spring.