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    reveal's Daily Trivia 4.24.19

    What high-end tea grown in China is fertilized with panda poop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by reveal View Post
    What high-end tea grown in China is fertilized with panda poop?
    Chai?

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    "Chai" means tea.

    I don't know, the only variety that I know off hand is Oolong.
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    Lapsang souchong? That's about the most expensive Chinese tea I've gotten, I think.

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    Poolong.
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    Hold on, wait... is it Panda Tea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiningbrow View Post
    "Chai" means tea.

    I don't know, the only variety that I know off hand is Oolong.
    I despise tea.........and coffee, so I don't pay much attention to either one. Once I get past "tea has leaves" and "coffee comes from beans," I'm done.

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    So much for the world's great foodways...

    Kenyan Assai. I swear to god I have been drinking tea as my main morning beverage for years, but I let those guys at Fortnum's do all the heavy lifting for me. I should know more about tea, but I don't. The coffee bean varieties are a different matter as I routinely try different ones.

    As far as I know, Lapsang Souchong is a smoked black tea. Earl Grey, which I drink in the morning, is a black tea treated with oil of bergamot, an excessively bitter variety of citrus, but it has rather fragrant oils. The trick is not to make it so nasty you gag on it. There's all kinds of lovely subtle green teas & I'm sure there are names to the varieties but I don't know them. As for Panda Poop, I'd like to know so I can avoid drinking it. There's a raccoon in my garage and he's taken to leaving droppings around the property. That's about as close to bears as we get around these parts without going far into the hills. I'd rather avoid bear excrement in general. A couple years back a mountain lion made the unfortunate decision to take a stroll in the Gourmet Ghetto only to be shot by some Berkeley cops.
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    Panda Ecological Tea (PET), appropriately nicknamed Panda Dung or Panda Poo tea. At about $200 per cup, it’s one of the world’s most expensive teas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiningbrow View Post
    As for Panda Poop, I'd like to know so I can avoid drinking it. There's a raccoon in my garage and he's taken to leaving droppings around the property. That's about as close to bears as we get around these parts without going far into the hills. I'd rather avoid bear excrement in general.
    You're just as safe drinking it as you would be regularly-grown tea (actually, probably safer as it's organic), since pandas aren't really bears, or even carnivores, eating only bamboo. And they don't digest/absorb the nutrients well, so it would probably be along the lines of rather rich horse manure.

    Dark the stars and dark the moon
    Hush the night and the morning loon
    Tell the horses and beat on your drum
    Gone their master, gone their son.

    Dark the oceans, dark the sky
    Hush the whales and the ocean tide
    Tell the salt marsh and beat on your drum
    Gone their master, gone their son.


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