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Panda tea or panda dung tea is a type of tea cultivated in the mountains of Ya'an, Sichuan and fertilized by the dung of pandas. When it officially goes on the market in April 2012 it will reputedly be the world's most expensive tea and 50 grams (approximately 16 cups of tea) sold for $3,500 (£2,200), or about $200 (£130) a cup. An Yanshi, a local panda tea entrepreneur, argues that the tea is healthy given that pandas only consume wild bamboo and absorb only about 30% of the nutrients and that it encourages "the culture of recycling and using organic fertilizers."