Panda Dung Tea to Hit Market at Over ...

Panda Dung Tea to Hit Market at Over $200 a Cup

There are 69 comments on the NBC Chicago story from Mar 19, 2012, titled Panda Dung Tea to Hit Market at Over $200 a Cup. In it, NBC Chicago reports that:

An Yanshi's tea is grown in mountainous Ya'an in Sichuan province and uses tons of panda dung from bears that live at nearby breeding centers and eat wild bamboo as fertilizer, Reuters reported.

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Mitt s Santorum Slippage

Wilmington, DE

#1 Mar 19, 2012
That's a steep price....
Mitt s Santorum Slippage

Wilmington, DE

#2 Mar 19, 2012
"Picture you upon my knee, just tea for two and number two for tea, Just me for you and you for me, alone!"

rebecca in conyers

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#3 Mar 19, 2012
I'll pass ...... people are nuts to put some things in their mouth.
You can't tell me that "certain" things even remotely taste good.
Yuk!

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#4 Mar 19, 2012
I'll stick to Lipton thank you
umm

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#5 Mar 19, 2012
In China believe it or not many things are made of dung.

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#6 Mar 19, 2012
They can keep that smelly "tea."

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#7 Mar 19, 2012
I wonder if Romney has tried this. He'll probably say no, but he's got some good friends who are Panda owners.

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#8 Mar 19, 2012
Who first thought it would be a good idea to drink pooh-tea?

People come up with some sick culinary ideas and Asian people sure have a knack for it. I say that for a variety of reasons, none of which are racial. Look who decided it was fashionable to eat a fish toxic enough to cause instant death if prepared wrong. Bird nest soup,.. another sick idea. And the worst, the very worst of human dietary depravity, eating monkey brains from the living monkey clamped in a table with it's skull cap opened. Do they eat the whole brain,?.. NO, they only eat until the monkey dies. Does this not indicate the purpose is from mental sickness rather than a desire for healthy dining experience?

Perhaps, my cultural background makes it impossible for me to understand. But I sure can't accept any of the above, especially the last. NO excuse for that one!!

rebecca in conyers

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#9 Mar 19, 2012
off the trail wrote:
Who first thought it would be a good idea to drink pooh-tea?
People come up with some sick culinary ideas and Asian people sure have a knack for it. I say that for a variety of reasons, none of which are racial. Look who decided it was fashionable to eat a fish toxic enough to cause instant death if prepared wrong. Bird nest soup,.. another sick idea. And the worst, the very worst of human dietary depravity, eating monkey brains from the living monkey clamped in a table with it's skull cap opened. Do they eat the whole brain,?.. NO, they only eat until the monkey dies. Does this not indicate the purpose is from mental sickness rather than a desire for healthy dining experience?
Perhaps, my cultural background makes it impossible for me to understand. But I sure can't accept any of the above, especially the last. NO excuse for that one!!
Faces Of Death ..... YUK!

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#10 Mar 19, 2012
off the trail wrote:
Who first thought it would be a good idea to drink pooh-tea?
People come up with some sick culinary ideas and Asian people sure have a knack for it. I say that for a variety of reasons, none of which are racial. Look who decided it was fashionable to eat a fish toxic enough to cause instant death if prepared wrong. Bird nest soup,.. another sick idea. And the worst, the very worst of human dietary depravity, eating monkey brains from the living monkey clamped in a table with it's skull cap opened. Do they eat the whole brain,?.. NO, they only eat until the monkey dies. Does this not indicate the purpose is from mental sickness rather than a desire for healthy dining experience?
Perhaps, my cultural background makes it impossible for me to understand. But I sure can't accept any of the above, especially the last. NO excuse for that one!!
This is not the first coffee or tea to be made from poop. The world's world’s most expensive coffee ( approx.$160 a pound!) is made in Indonesia, civet coffee.

It comes from coffee berries that have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet....after they crapped it back out.
Geno

Portland, OR

#11 Mar 19, 2012
off the trail wrote:
Who first thought it would be a good idea to drink pooh-tea?
People come up with some sick culinary ideas and Asian people sure have a knack for it. I say that for a variety of reasons, none of which are racial. Look who decided it was fashionable to eat a fish toxic enough to cause instant death if prepared wrong. Bird nest soup,.. another sick idea. And the worst, the very worst of human dietary depravity, eating monkey brains from the living monkey clamped in a table with it's skull cap opened. Do they eat the whole brain,?.. NO, they only eat until the monkey dies. Does this not indicate the purpose is from mental sickness rather than a desire for healthy dining experience?
Perhaps, my cultural background makes it impossible for me to understand. But I sure can't accept any of the above, especially the last. NO excuse for that one!!
You've never been to the south? Ever hear of chitlins? That aint much better!
Andrew Zimmern

Portland, OR

#12 Mar 19, 2012
OneRyder wrote:
<quoted text>
This is not the first coffee or tea to be made from poop. The world's world’s most expensive coffee ( approx.$160 a pound!) is made in Indonesia, civet coffee.
It comes from coffee berries that have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet....after they crapped it back out.
No way?! LMAO

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#14 Mar 19, 2012
off the trail wrote:
Who first thought it would be a good idea to drink pooh-tea?
People come up with some sick culinary ideas and Asian people sure have a knack for it. I say that for a variety of reasons, none of which are racial. Look who decided it was fashionable to eat a fish toxic enough to cause instant death if prepared wrong. Bird nest soup,.. another sick idea. And the worst, the very worst of human dietary depravity, eating monkey brains from the living monkey clamped in a table with it's skull cap opened. Do they eat the whole brain,?.. NO, they only eat until the monkey dies. Does this not indicate the purpose is from mental sickness rather than a desire for healthy dining experience?
Perhaps, my cultural background makes it impossible for me to understand. But I sure can't accept any of the above, especially the last. NO excuse for that one!!
I think you should consider resources. Years ago, when you're an island nation, you make use of every resource.

....but here are some more "ordinary" dishes not from Asia... <insert wink wink here>

Hungary
Pigs blood with eggs.- In Hungary, it is a big deal to kill the first pig of the season. Catch it, slit it neck, and colleted the blood in a frying pan and then added scrambled eggs.

US South
Squirrel Brains - Yes, the brain of the small tree climbing rodent. You cook the head with the rest of the body (after cleaning of course), then, using your fingers and a fork, you crack the skull open and dig the brain out. Tastes kind of like mushrooms...from what I heard.

USA
Scrapple - Made of all the leftover parts (scraps) of the pig except the oink. Hmmm, hmmm, great!

P'tcha (East Europe)
It's a classic Eastern European Jewish dish that's made from calves' feet and ends up looking like translucent Jello, with a garlicky flavor. It wobbles like crazy.

Calf's Head (France)
Tete de veau (Calf's Head).- A delicacy in France.

Poland
Jellied Cows Foot - Buy a cow's foot in a butcher shop, chop it up and cook for hours & hours in water with spices, garlic, salt, pepper, etc. It is a good idea to evacuate the house during cooking time to avoid the overwhelming smell.

We could go on, but I think you get the point. Every region has it's "strange foods". You may be more use to Blood Dumplings than Lion Fish Sushi.

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#15 Mar 19, 2012
Andrew Zimmern wrote:
<quoted text>No way?! LMAO
No joke. Google it. When saw this story on the early morning news I assume they got the idea from the civet coffee.

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#16 Mar 19, 2012
I thought I was feeling a little under the weather, before... after this, and what Trail and Ryder shared...

I feel downright ILL!

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#17 Mar 19, 2012
Reading the headline it says fertilizer. No big deal, better than chemicals.

I Am Enzo - The Baker

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lightly salted

#18 Mar 19, 2012
Oneluckygal wrote:
Reading the headline it says fertilizer. No big deal, better than chemicals.
But at $200 a cup? You would be better off making your own. You can buy a cubic yard of manure for $36 at this local farm...

http://www.snowsfarm.com/site/products/produc...

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#19 Mar 19, 2012
Excuse me sir!!! I just paid $200 for this coffe and it tastes like sh!t!!!

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South Bend, IN

#20 Mar 19, 2012
"Good to the last plop"

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South Bend, IN

#21 Mar 19, 2012
Not that I'm planning on taste testing it.

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