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.


1. White Pride Organic Darjeeling White Tea First Flush 2022

New season 2022 exotic Spring flush White tea from the renowned and Organic Badamtam estate in Darjeeling. This limited-edition and most sought-after tea has been very selectively plucked from special bushes and minimally processed to maximise the retention of the flavour & bouquet. This is a very exclusive offering that is subtle, soft, fragrant and having a very delicate and mild floral aroma with a soft & sweetish finish. Possibly one of the best offerings of the season.

2. Goldmine Assam Black Tea Second Flush 2021

celebratory Tea passionately made from selective leaves plucked from clonal bushes, on International Tea Day, at the Chubwa estate in upper Assam and one of the oldest estates in that region. This special limited edition Tea also has the distinction of having been sold at the highest price amongst all Assam Teas at the Speciality Tea Auction 2021. An extraordinary tea, that consists primarily of designer golden tips, plucked and processed painfully from select clonal bushes in the estate. With breathtaking appearance, this is an extremely rare offering which comes with a mouthful of flavour with mild woodiness and malty character that is sharp and tantalising.

3. Moonlight Heritage Organic Darjeeling White Tea First Flush 2022

Top of the line new season Organic Spring Tea from the well-known Badamtam Tea estate in Darjeeling. The much-awaited new Moonlight is made from tender buds & leaves carefully plucked before sunrise from select bushes that the estate is famed for. This tea par excellence has a very soft and fragrant notes alongwith a mildly sweetish finish and is an absolute delight to drink & relish.

4. 24-Carat Gold Assam Black Tea Second Flush 2022

A celebratory Tea passionately made from selective leaves plucked on International Tea Day at the Diksam estate in upper Assam. The tea has a mouthful and rounded flavour that also has mild maltiness and goes very well with the olfactory senses. Addition of a dash of milk can give a new twist to the taste of this tea exotic tea.

5. Moonshine Tiara- Organic Darjeeling White Tea First Flush - 2021

Prime Spring Tea- 2021 - from the most renowned Turzum estate in Darjeeling, known to produce some of the finest offerings. This limited edition tea made from select leaves from high-altitude P-312 clone bushes has been harvested during the period leading to the full moon. The mellowed flavor reflects fruitiness with elements of raw green peaches, mild clonal notes, which combined with the waft of soft floral aroma is very enticing and brings forth overall brilliance in terms of mouthfeel. Undoubtedly the best tea of the season.

6. Snow White Star Organic Darjeeling White Tea First Flush 2022

Exotic new Spring flush 2022 White tea from the most picturesque and Organic Singbulli estate in Darjeeling. This visually delightful, gently-plucked from prime AV2 bushes in the Tingling division of the estate and mostly hand-processed tea, has a very pleasant and soothing taste. Supplemented by the subtle floral and vegetal notes, this an offering which is not to be missed. Among the finest White Teas to have been made this season

7. Moonlight Symphony Organic Darjeeling Black Tea Second Flush 2022

A celebratory Tea passionately made from selective leaves plucked on International Tea Day at the Organic Badamtam estate in Darjeeling. This exceptional and very fine limited edition tea comes with a mouthful of floral aroma that has an enchanting flavour and a very smooth finish. This very special tea was the highlight amongst all Darjeelings harvested on that day.

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 Inferno - Prized Assam Golden Buds Black Tea - Second Flush 2020

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...

Oriental Gold Assam Black Tea Second Flush 2022

Mildly astringent and fully fruity, the flavor is pronounced, combined with the soft floral attributes makes for a most invigorating cuppa to drink few times a day.

Flowery Bouquet Organic Darjeeling Black Tea First Flush 2022

Fine Darjeeling Organic fresh 2022 Spring Tea from the Arya estate. This well-rolled tea has a mellowed softness, pleasant fragrance with mild vegetal notes with hints of sweetness at the finish.

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 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.

August 23, 2022 by Golden Tips Teas India
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