Mac & Mac Pick: Panda Droppings Tea

By WEEK Producer

March 19, 2012 Updated Mar 19, 2012 at 10:48 PM CDT

CHINA: Tea makers in China have created the world's most expensive tea and it's made with the help of pandas.

Perhaps "help" is the wrong word. Maybe "unknowing assistance" is the better phrase.

The organic green tea blend is fertilized exclusively with panda droppings.

Believe it or not, tea makers say panda excrement is highly prized due to its high nutritional value.

The first batch of the organic tea blend is being sold for nearly $180 an ounce or around $13 dollars a tea bag.

All the profits from the sale of the limited edition tea will be used to set up a fund to support environmental projects.