India's 7 Most Expensive Teas - Would you Buy one?
April 08, 2024 by Golden Tips Teas India

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 premium teas brands 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?

List of Auction Expensive 2024 Teas

1. Clonal Dream Darjeeling Black Tea Second Flush 2024

New 2024 Summer Tea from the picturesque Glenburn Estate in Darjeeling. This is an excellent offering that offers a mouthful of clonal flavour and aroma that is lasting and most fulfilling. The fruitiness adds to the drinking pleasure which is overwhelming and makes this one of the best teas this season to relish.

2. Muscatel Blaze Darjeeling Black Tea Second Flush 2024

New season 2024 Summer Darjeeling tea from the most picturesque estate in the lap of the Himalayas. Prime second flush, and most eagerly awaited tea, comes with a rich & mouthful of clonal flavour, along with some fruitiness that combines to make this a very excellent cuppa.

3. Muscatel Radiance Darjeeling Black Tea Second Flush 2024

Early and uniquely processed new 2024 Second Flush tea from the picturesque Puttabong estate in northern Darjeeling. This special early summer offering has most profound clonal notes with the rare muscatel rolling on the palate. The defined smoothness and pleasant flavour with a very smooth finish, makes this a very desirable pick this season.

4. Summer Moondrop Darjeeling Black Tea Second Flush 2024

Prime Second Flush tea from the scenic Puttabong estate in Darjeeling. The very special Moondrop plucking is a highly solicited and awaited variant. The rich clonal flavour is very overwhelming and permeates across the palate. The pleasant fruitiness with the whiff of muscatel, further adds to the magnificence of this offering.

5. White Horizon Darjeeling White Tea Second Flush 2024

New Season 2024 Exotic early summer-harvest White Tea From The renowned Jungpana estate In Darjeeling. This selectively plucked, hand-rolled & naturally dried offering consists of a very small quantity. The flavour profile is extremely mellowed with a soft yet distinct fruity flavour, not found in most white teas. The subtle aroma wafts from the cup to this a rarity amongst the finest teas.The multiple health benefits add to the tea's magnificence.

6. Summer Diamond Organic Darjeeling Black Tea Second Flush 2024

Early harvest and specially selected second flush tea from the organic Arya estate in Darjeeling. The sharp & full-bodied flavour comes with a typical fruitiness and alluring taste. The pleasant aroma makes for an outstanding cuppa to relish.

7. Summer Elegance Premier Darjeeling Black Tea Second Flush 2024

Prime Second Flush Darjeeling Tea from the new harvest at the Giddapahar Estate. The specially-plucked designer tea consisting of the prized AV2 leaves, has marked fruitiness with a strong flavour. The very distinct clonal notes alongwith a wafting floral aroma, make this a very desirable offering this summer to admire and relish, cup after cup.

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.

Golden Saga Assam Black Tea Second Flush 2023

A celebratory Tea passionately made from selective leaves plucked on International Tea Day at the Pengaree estate in upper Assam. This special, highly alluring & attractive tea has a clear & pronounced flavour with elements of mild woodiness and deep maltiness. A very special cuppa to relish.

Earl Grey Spice Black Tea

Traditional Indian exotic spices and CTC tea scented with the oil of bergamot, to add a unique twist to the flavour. Can also be served chilled.Best with milk.

Seasons Harvest Darjeeling Teas

A collection of the Finest Teas from Darjeeling. Packed in golden round tin cans and placed in a beautifully handcrafted designer gold-foiled box, most ideal for gifting.

Finest Indian Teas Trio - Darjeeling, Nilgiri & Assam (3x50gm)

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.

Masala Chai India's Authentic Spiced Tea - Royal Brocade Cloth Bag

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.

Pure Green Tea - Royal Brocade Cloth Bag

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.

Darjeeling Tea - Tin Can

This tea is harvested from foothills of eastern Himalayas. It's known for Nice Aroma, Strong Taste, and highly oxidized tea.

Final Thoughts

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.

Golden Tips is one of the oldest luxury tea brands in India. Our gourmet teas have gained popularity across the world. We will make sure that you get to drink the most delectable cup of tea in your life.

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