Assam’s Manohari Gold Tea auctioned for Rs 1 lakh/kg

A rare variety of Assam tea called Manohari Gold Tea set a record, as it was auctioned at a record price of Rs 99,999 per kg.

Key Points

  • Manohari Gold Tea created history by breaking its own record.
  • Saurav Tea Traders bought the Gold Tea, with the highest bid of Rs 99,999 per kg.
  • It is being considered as the highest price ever for tea in a public auction.

About Manohari Gold Tea

Manohari Gold Tea is produced by Manohari Tea Estate. It is produced in upper Dibrugarh district of Assam.

Background

Earlier, in August 2019, Golden Butterfly Tea had fetched Rs 75000 per kg at Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GATC). Golden Butterfly Tea is a rare variety of handmade Assam tea, produced by Dikom Tea Estate of Rossell Tea Industries.

Golden Butterfly Tea

The Golden Butterfly Tea is produced by Dikom Tea Estate in the Dibrugarh town in Assam. It is a hand-crafted tea. It is made from tender leaves and buds which are available around June-July. The tea has been named so because only soft golden tops go into making this exceptionally rare and special tea. It has an extremely mellow and sweet caramel flavour.

Tea cultivation in Assam

Assam is world’s largest tea-growing regions. Industries in Assam continue to grow for 200 years now.

Assam Tea

Assam tea is a black tea. It has been named after the region of its production, that is Assam. Assam tea is manufactured from Camellia sinensis var. assamica (Masters) plant. This tea is indigenous to Assam. Assam tea is mostly grown at or near sea level. It is known for its body, malty & briskness flavour and a strong & bright colour.

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