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India's 7 Most Expensive Teas - Would you Buy one?
For a tea connoisseur, no price should be too high for the beverage. Still, sometimes tea can fetch astronomical prices
So, what makes tea so expensive? There are multiple reasons. High-range speciality teas enter the market on rare occasions. In some cases, a speciality tea has a slow and lengthy process, which means that the yield is limited to a fixed quantity of grams. They are produced at a low volume, often not more than 15kg. Since these teas are produced in lower quantities, their prices climb up as demand soars. Sometimes, teas, such as the Darjeeling Tea are sold in private auctions to large tea houses in Europe, America, and Japan.
Besides, the leaves of these teas are often plucked on rare and special days. For instance, some rare teas are only harvested during the full moon. Other factors that drive the price include the taste and health benefits associated with a tea variety. So, what are the most expensive teas in India?
Let's find out.
A very special and one-of-its-kind organic first spring flushing from the reputed Badamtam estate in Darjeeling, well-known for producing amongst the finest First Flush teas. Most tender buds, delicately plucked and minimally processed from marked special bushes, with bold silver tips is the hallmark of this tea appearance.
An excellent variety of a superfine new season 2021 early Organic Spring Tea from the esteemed Badamtam estate in Darjeeling, known to make some of the very finest First Flush teas. This Moonlight tea is very delightfully floral in terms of aroma, with an exceptional and mellowed clonal flavor, so very pleasing to the palate. A very limited-edition tea, produced in a very small quantity, this is possibly one of the very best this season from the district. A must-drink for connoisseurs who look for the very best.
A unique Darjeeling tea with a pronounced rare muscatel flavor. High grown amidst the misty mountains and sheltered by the snow-capped Himalayas. This tea is one of the best offerings from the world's most famous tea-growing region, aptly named 'Pride of Darjeeling'.
Prime summer harvest from the Amgoorie estate, bordering Nagaland on the southern banks of the mighty Brahmaputra river, in upper Assam. This specially-harvested and crafted tea overflowing with the rare Golden Tips comes with a slightly malty taste and has a rich muscatel-like aroma, a characteristic extremely uncommon in Assam Teas. A very limited edition offering, this is a not-to-be-missed tea for aficionados of the finest Assams.
A very fine, specialty new season top-of-the-line Spring 2021 tea from the highly reputed Margaret's Hope Estate in Darjeeling. This Moonlight tea has a very mild touch of grassiness with a high clonal & fruity taste with soft nuttiness along with a delightful floral aroma. A tea par excellence, meant for connoisseurs of the finest Darjeeling
A celebratory limited-edition Tea passionately made from selective tea & bud sets plucked on International Tea Day at the Borpatra estate in Assam. This Tea also has the distinction of having been sold at the second-highest price, amongst Assam Teas, at the Speciality Pan-India auction held in June. This picturesque estate, located on the banks of the River Dilli in the foothills bordering Arunachal Pradesh, is known to produce exotic teas. Designer golden buds & tips, which brew a cup that has soothing floral hints, mellowed malty flavor, unparalleled smoothness that makes for an overwhelming tea-drinking experience.
An outstanding prime First Flush harvested during prime Spring at the organic Turzum estate in Darjeeling. Most delightful floral aroma with striking notes of clonal flavour combined with the gentle and lingering sweetness of this very exclusive offering, leaves an indelible mark on the connoisseur's palate. One of the finest teas to have been presented this season. The limited edition of this rarity, makes this most sought after.
Pocket-Friendly Exquisite Tasting Premium Teas:
Filling your cup with the world's most expensive tea and tasting it is bliss, and one must do but if it is the cost that keeps you away, then check out our list of some of the finest teas that are exquisite in taste with much lesser price tags.
New season 2021 Spring Darjeeling Tea from the Namring estate. This tea has a wholesome flavour with mild earthiness and soft floral notes. Makes for a fine cup to pair with light savouries.
Prime 2021 Spring Tea from the Rohini estate in Darjeeling. A smooth and pleasantly flavoury tea with mild clonal notes which combine with the soft floral aroma to ready a delicious cuppa that is smooth and enjoyable.
Prime 2021 Second Flush tea from the Rohini estate in Darjeeling. This mid-elevation harvested tea has a pleasant floral aroma and fruitiness that combines with the mild clonal flavor and honeyed sweetness to pave the way for brewing an extremely smooth cup to relish this summer.
DARJEELING TEA : The tea is characteristic of a sparkling golden colour, flowery aroma and a smooth flavour with distinct fruity notes.
ASSAM TEA : The tea is characteristic of a pronounced malty flavour with a bright liquor & enduring aroma. Ideal for tea lovers whose weakness is strong tasting liquor.
NILGIRI TEA : The tea is characteristic of a light and crispy flavour, a brisk & bright liquor in the cup with a subtle & distinct aftertaste.
An age-old classic, Masala Chai, Literally meaning "Spiced Tea" is one of the most popular tea blends in the world, originating from India. This Unique & ancient preparation contains a strong flavor of black tea blended with a variety of aromatic spices.
A delicate and smooth whole leaf green tea from the pristine hills of Darjeeling. This non-fermented tea, rich in natural anti-oxidants with several health benefits, is characteristic of a smooth light taste, a gentle and floral aroma with pale green liquor in the cup.
This tea is harvested from foothills of eastern Himalayas. It's known for Nice Aroma, Strong Taste, and highly oxidized tea.
Despite these high prices, true tea aficionados will do everything in their power to buy and taste their favourite speciality tea. If you are one of those, then go ahead and order your favourite tea.
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