This speciality Assam tea was sold at a record price of Rs 75,000 per kg, here’s all you need to know about it!

Can you imagine indulging in a cup of tea that’s worth thousands? This rare specialty Assam tea sets a new record of selling at the highest price of Rs 75,000 per Kg.

Rarest luxury poured in a cup, this is what defines the specialty Assam tea – Manohari Gold Tea which was sold at a record price of Rs 75,000 per Kg at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC).

Amidst the pandemic, this auction brings a ray of hope for the Assamese Tea industry. Produced by the Manohari Tea Estate in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district, this rare Assam Tea was sold at an auction. According to the Secretary of Guwahati Tea Auction Buyers Association (GTABA), Dinesh Bihani, “This is a great achievement amidst global pandemic when the entire world is affected. Manohari Tea Estate has made extra effort to produce this speciality tea in the month of September and sent it to GTAC for sale.”

What makes this Assam tea so special ?

The alluring yellowish malt with an enchanting aroma, make this tea a delightful yet luxurious treat for the palates. In conversation with a leading daily, Rajan Lohia, Director of Manohari Tea Estate in Eastern Assam’s Dibrugarh district shared that this tea is manufactured from the finest second flush colonel tea buds, which are hand plucked only during the dawn.

“They are plucked only during dawn to avoid exposure to sunlight. It offers aromatic, full-bodied and bright yellowish malt liquor,” he added.

The tea was sold by Contemporary Brokers Private Limited and purchased by Guwahati-based tea trader Vishnu Tea Company, which will sell it across the world on their digital e-commerce website 9amtea.com, Secretary of Guwahati Tea Auction Buyers’ Association, Dinesh Bihani said.

The earlier record was also set by the same mark of tea at Rs 50,000 per kg by the same tea garden last year now breaking their own record, he added.

On August 13 last year, another specialized Assam Tea had created a record with Upper Assam’s Dikom Tea Estate selling its Golden Butterfly tea at a record price of Rs 75,000 at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre.

Courtesy: Times of India


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