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. White Pride Organic Darjeeling White Tea First Flush 2024

New Season 2024 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 Extremely Mellowed, Subtle, Soft, Fragrant And Having A Very Delicate And Mild Floral Aroma With A Soft & Sweetish Finish. Exceptional And Possibly The Best Offering Of The Season.

2. Spring Moonlight Majesty Darjeeling Black Tea First Flush 2024

New season 2024 early Spring Tea from the most renowned Castleton estate in Darjeeling. The year's first harvested Moonlight consisting of the most tender leaves and made into a very small quantity. Extreme mellowness, very gentle vegetal notes, most pleasant & floral aroma ending with a gentle sweet note - these are the characteristics of this most delicious and adorable offering.

3. Moonshine Majesty Darjeeling Black Tea First Flush 2024

Fresh new season, 2024 - most early Spring Tea from the picturesque snow peaks-facing Glenburn estate in Darjeeling. Soft, mildly sweet, mellowed, floral and subtly flavourful - these are some of the attributes that make this a most enjoyable cup to brew and relish.

4. Spring Moondrop Darjeeling Black Tea First Flush 2024

New season Spring 2024 special tea from the Puttabong estate in Darjeeling. This carefully plucked and processed tea comes with characteristic softness , subtle floral aroma with a highly mellowed taste, so typical of this estate's Moondrop. The mild body in the cuppa comes alongwith an excellent flavour to relish.

5. Spring Moonshine Darjeeling Black Tea First Flush 2024

Fresh new season, 2024 - most early Spring Tea from the picturesque snow peaks-facing Glenburn estate in Darjeeling. This is a special chinary varietal that has a prominent & lingering flavour, yet it has a marked softness and a unique and pleasant aftertaste. A treat for the connoisseur's palette.

6. Spring Passion Organic Darjeeling Black Tea First Flush 2024

Fine early flushing new season 2024 Spring Tea from the renowned Jungpana estate in Darjeeling. Refreshing & flavoury, this has a complex fruitiness alongwith a mellowed sweetness and pleasant aroma, all of which leave a lingering aftertaste.

7. Spring Pearl Organic Darjeeling White Tea First Flush 2024

New Spring 2024 season early Spring Tea from the Organic Arya tea estate in Darjeeling. Among the several 'gems' produced by this estate, this is among the finest. The taste is extremely mellowed, gentle, pleasant and soothing and comes with a soft floral aroma that overwhelms the drinker with its mellifluousness.

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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