Weird? Yes! Unusual? Definitely! Medicinal? Absolutely! Taste? Actually very good!
Worm dropping tea is a minority tribe remedy tea for digestion and other associate stomach problems. The process begins with picking of tea leaves in May and piles them together, as the leaves ferment releasing an aroma that attracts a type of insect Paleacrita vernata to lay eggs amongst the leaves, later the hatched worms will feed on the leaves and leaving behind its droppings. The droppings are collected and stir-fried for preservation.
Scientists found these droppings contain more nutrients than the tea leaves, well known to help in digestion, stomach ailments, bowel movement, elimination problems. In Chinese medicine, stomach/digestion is the final frontier of medicine, any unknown sickness can be treated as digestion or nutrition issues.
This sampler contains 4 samples from 1960, 1970, 1980, and 1990, 9 grams from each decade.