10 Jan '12, 4am
Chinese entrepreneur grows world's 'most expensive' tea using his key ingredient - panda poo
Chinese entrepreneur An Yanshi (above) is convinced he has found the key ingredient to produce the world's most expensive tea - panda poo. -- PHOTO: AFP CHENGDU (AFP) - Chinese entrepreneur An Yanshi is convinced he has found the key ingredient to produce the world's most expensive tea - panda poo. The former calligraphy teacher has purchased 11 tonnes of excrement from a panda breeding centre to fertilise a tea crop in the mountains of Sichuan province in south-western China, home to the black and white bears. 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 (S$45,087) for 500g. Chinese tea drinkers regard the first batch of tea to be harvested in the early spring as the best and successive batches, regarded as inferior, will sell for around 20,000 yuan.