What are the Most Expensive Teas?
Let’s start with the least expensive.
- Narcissus Wuyi Oolong Tea Box ($6,500 per Kilo)
The finest tea leaves of Narcissu Wuyi Oolong Tea are from Fijiyan’s Mount Wuyi of China. What make’s it expensive is the 50-year-old Narcissus tea along with the vintage box.
Narcissus tea is considered to be rare if it is stored for over 30 and longer years. The old tea box, along with the Wuyi oolong tea, traveled from China to Singapore in the year 1960s.
Then, after being passed down from generation to generation of tea collectors, the precious kilogram of the Wuyi Oolong tea box came into the hand of a Hong Kong collector for $6,500.
- PG Tips Diamond Tea Bag ($15,000 per tea bags)
Nope, the tea is not made of diamonds, but the tea bags are sprinkled with 280 diamonds. The idea was from a British company called PG Tips, which was made as a celebratory item for its 75th anniversary.
The luxurious $15, 000 diamond-sprinkled tea bags are filled with Silver Tips Imperial Tea inside. The tea inside is already considered as expensive since it is known for being the world’s most expensive Darjeeling tea.
Diamond covered tea bags filled with high-valued tea is equals to $15,000. However, the expensiveness of the PG Tips’ tea went to benefit the children of an England charity organization, which is good.
- Panda Dung Tea ($70,000 per Kilo)
You might have heard of one of the most expensive coffee beans that are made of cat’s dung, well, that’s different. The tea is named Panda Dung because the tea trees are fertilized using the pandas’ excrement. It was discovered by An Yanshi in Sichuan, China, and got the patent to produce such costly Panda Dung tea.
- Da Hong Pao Tea ($1.2 million per Kilo)
Da Hong Pao tea is also known as Imperial Red Robe that is specially grown in China’s Wuyi Mountains. The name Imperial Red Robe already suggests an expensive kind of tea with a whopping price of $1.2 million per kilo.
It was during the Ming Dynasty when Da Hong Pao tea was used to treat the sickness of the dynasty’s ruler. The herbal tea made an impression on the royalty and treasured the Da Hong Pao by covering its bushes with red robes, hence the name Imperial Red Robes. This kind of tea is usually made to be gifted to celebrities and high profile personalities.
So, would you like a cup of tea?