Friday, October 19, 2007
Really Expensive Tea
What's the most expensive tea you've encountered? Did you buy some? How was it?
These questions came to mind the other day when I ran across a Darjeeling variety called Royal Himalayan Snowflake. It's offered by MITEA and it goes for $80 per ounce, though you can get a better deal if you spring for a larger quantity.
I can't help but wonder if any tea is really worth $80 per ounce, but at that price I'm not likely to find out anytime soon. If any of you try it, be sure to come back and give us a report.
From Commodity Online, here's an article about a black tea made by India's Glendale Tea estate. The owners of the estate would like Guinness to recognize it as the world's costliest tea ($600 per kilogram), but apparently it's not that simple. More details in the article.
Four dollars for a teabag may not be a record, but I'd say it's something to grumble about. Which is just what one of the USA Today bloggers did recently. More here.
Last up is a video about some rare tea from China's Wuyi Mountain region (I had a little trouble getting this one to play, but maybe you'll have better luck.
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