Potty wildlife expert An Yanshi has bagged five tons of panda pooh to create a new type of tea.
Yanshi – seen here collecting a lorry load of the stuff from the Giant Panda breeding centre in Chengdu, Sichuan province, southern China – believes the rich fertilser will give his brew a unique aroma that will make it a connoisseurs’ favourite.
College lecturer Yanshi explained: “Pandas have a very poor digestive system and only absorb about 30 per cent of everything they eat. That means their excrement is rich in fibres and nutrients.”
Yanshi – seem here wearing a panda costume – plans to sell his most expensive blend for nearly £50,000 per kilo and aims to secure the Guinness World Record for the planet’s priciest cuppa.
“It has a mature, nutty taste and a very distinctive aroma while it’s brewing,” he explained.