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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Garrett said...

Goodness, and I thought a good Silver Needle was pricey.

Steph said...

$80/ounce is pricey! I would love to hear from anyone who has tried it.

ankitlochan said...

i would really be intrested to know more about this tea. do you know the source? like the garden, the season and more info... it is indeed an intresting tea to read off..