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 celebratory Tea passionately made from selective leaves plucked from clonal bushes, on International Tea Day, at the picturesque Bemolapur estate, bordering Arunachal Pradesh & Nagaland in upper Assam and one of the finest estates in that region. This special very limited-edition Tea also has the distinction of being amongst the highest priced Assam Teas at the Speciality Tea Auction 2021. This ostentatious tea has been picked from the Panitola 126 clone with high concentration of pubescent, which imparts the unique & bright gold tips. The taste is malty, extremely mellow and honeyed - brewing into a very smooth and excellent cuppa.
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.
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.
New season 2022 early First Flush Organic Darjeeling Tea from the Puttabong estate. The mildly fruity & vegetal flavour combined with hints of nuts, gives forth a wholesome and defining taste to relish this tea that comes from leaves which have flushed after the long winter hibernation of bushes.
Darjeeling early Spring organic tea from the renowned Badamtam estate. A brilliant & designer tea, carefully plucked from select bushes and minimally processed. The fruitiness, soft sweetness, mellowed flavour and the delightful floral aroma makes this limited-edition tea with admirable bouquet, a delight to drink.
A celebratory Tea passionately made from selective leaves plucked on International Tea Day at the Ambootia Organic estate situated in Darjeeling. This special limited edition Tea also has the distinction of having been sold at the second highest price amongst all Darjeeling Teas at the Speciality Tea Auction 2021. A very exclusive tea that has a fruity flavour, a fine floral aroma with a a mild hint of grassiness and a pleasant bouquet.
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.
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.
Prime Spring Tea 2021 from the Ringtong estate in Darjeeling. A fine tea that has a mildly fruity taste with floral notes and makes for a soft and mellow cuppa to relish.
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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