Rare Assam Tea Sold For A Whopping ₹1 Lakh Per Kg At Auction
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For most Indians, tea is the ultimate drink, and there are no two ways about it. One cup of chai can turn around a day, energise you right in the morning, and can also be a great companion on rainy days. That is also one of the major factors why many tea enthusiasts often spend a good amount of time and money on selecting the choicest and the best quality tea leaves. However, how much can one spend on a kilogram of tea leaves? ₹1 lakh? Well, someone surely did. Believe it or not, a kilogram of tea leaves was recently sold for ₹1 lakh in Assam.  

Pabhojan Gold Tea, a rare variety of organic tea from Assam’s Golaghat district, was sold on June 20, at the rate of ₹1 lakh per kilogram. Deemed to be the highest price so far this year, the tea was auctioned in Jorhat. According to an official at Jorhat Tea Auction Centre (JTAC), the tea sold by Pabhojan Organic Tea Estate was purchased by Esah Tea, an Assam-based tea brand. 

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The official also revealed that Pabhojan Gold Tea is created from the best second flush tips harvested from the tea estate, and comes with a bright yellow liquor with a relaxing, comforting aftertaste. The tips tend to turn golden, lending a beautiful hue to the beverage. The tea variety would enable them to give one of the best tea blends from Assam to its clients, Bijit Sarma, the CEO of Esah Tea, reportedly said, adding “For tea connoisseurs, this is an experience in a cup. Our customers are spread across the globe and will understand the taste and value of this variety. We are glad to be able to continue with our mission to provide them with authentic Assam tea flavours.” 

The owner of Pabhojan Organic Tea Estate, Rakhi Dutta Saikia, reportedly said that they produced only one kilogram of the rare variety of tea. She added that they are delighted “at this new record-breaking price which has created history”, and the price would help the Assam tea industry to grow further and regain its lost fame.  

What do you have to say about this rare tea and the record-breaking price? Would you ever spend so much on a kilogram of tea? Let us know.