I can't think of anything more crazy to start today's version than this article I found over at Listverse! If this one isn't crazy, I don't know what is!
Let’s just go ahead and say it: Panda Tea is a drink made from panda poop, and it’s the single most expensive tea in the world—one dried kilo of the tea will run you about US $77,000. Why would anybody want to drink it? The theory is that pandas really only use about 30 percent of the bamboo they eat, eliminating the rest of the unprocessed bamboo in their fecal matter. It’s believed that, among other nutrients, bamboo contains antioxidants that can prevent cancer, so panda tea is marketed as an anti-cancer tonic and a weight loss aid.
The facility is located in the Sichuan Province, and the owner of Panda Tea, Yanshi An, started his company with 11 tons of dung that he bought from a nearby panda sanctuary.
When I read this story, the first thing I thought was that I am really glad I like plain ol' coffee a lot more than tea! Even if I was a big tea drinker, I couldn't afford any of this stuff, and that is fine by me! I wouldn't drink it even if I could afford it, believe me!
Let's have our coffee out on the patio this morning. It's shaping up to be a nice day, and the sun should feel pretty good!