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The Chinese entrepreneur Ang Yangxi considers himself a man with a mission – to convince the world that the artificial fertilisers must be replaced with animal faeces before it’s too late. He is determined to show what is the key ingredient for the production of the best tea in the world – the excrements of panda.
The former calligraphy teacher already bought some 11 tons of panda faeces by a farm breeding the threatened docile bears located in Sichuan. Ang claims that the first harvest of tea leafs will ready in the spring of 2012, with the estimation that it will be the “most expensive tea in the world”. He intends to sell the initial output of 500 grams for 219 865 yuans (roughly 27 000 euros). The next one will cost near 20 000 yuans.
Ang is not concerned about the possible mockery of his efforts. Moreover, he’s taking really serious his new trade and even left his professor’s seat to dedicate himself to his company. The logo of the wannabe tea magnate is a smiling panda with bow tie, holding a cup of tea.
The panda excrements are very nutritious and their positive impact is far greater than any of the artificial fertilisers, explains Ang while drinking tea that he has cultivated using cow fertiliser. The Chinaman is not only taking care of his plantation – he makes an international call for ban of the artificial fertilisers. Concerning the end-of-the-world-in-2012 thing, he says that people should not be terrified. Instead, we must develop harmonious connections with the environment.
Persuaded that his tea will make a huge success, Ang Yangxi even patented his idea to make sure that he will avoid the competition. After all, the Chinese laws are relatively benign towards the theft of intellectual property.