10 most expensive teas in the world

10 most expensive teas in the world

Tea has a very long history of its distribution. For thousands of years, he traveled from China to the farthest corners of the world, quenching his thirst and giving energy to all who know how to enjoy them. To date, everyone is so accustomed to tea, that no one no longer thinks about how the leaves fell into the cup.

10. Tienchi Flower Tea: $ 170 per 1 kg

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Tienchi is a type of ginseng that grows in southwest China. Both the root and the flowers of this plant are used in medicine. Flower tea Tienchi is considered one of the most useful in the world. Its scientific name sounds like Panax notoginseng. The Latin word "Panax" means "I am treating everything." It has been used for centuries to treat insomnia, dizziness and skin rashes. Tea has powerful detoxifying properties. Tienchi flowers resemble tiny broccoli florets and are highly valued throughout Asia. Collected only in Yunnan, the tea has a cool mint flavor and the smell of ginseng.

9. Silver Tips Imperial Tea from Makaibari Tea Estate: $ 400 per 1 kg

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Known for its original flavor and color, Darjeeling tea grows in the region with the same name at the foot of the Himalayas at an altitude of 1600 to 2600 meters.Makaibari is considered the oldest estate in India (in the Darjeeeling region) and the world's first tea factory, which produces a large number of organic teas, but the most valuable of them is Silver Tips Imperial. Collected on a full moon, interlaced with silver stripes tea is a patented product of Makaibari Tea Estate. Its cost is $ 400 per 1000 grams.

8. Gyokuro tea: $ 650 per 1 kg.

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According to the processing methods, tea is classified as Sencha, a type of non-shaded Chinese tea, but in fact Gyokuro tea is shaded. It is hidden from the sun for two weeks before picking. This method increases the level of amino acids in the leaves. The name Gyokuro literally translates as "precious dew." Brewed tea has a characteristic rich taste and aroma, and the color of the drink is pale green. It is grown only in the Japanese region of Uji. The price of tea is $ 650 per 1000 grams.

7. Poo Poo Pu-Erh tea: $ 1000 per 1 kg

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Pu-Erh tea is one of the types of fermented teas with a rich taste, which over time only increases and becomes more valuable. It is produced in the Chinese region of Yunnan. To taste Pu-Erh is not much different from ordinary tea, but this is perhaps the most unusual tea the world has ever seen. Visually, it looks like a handful of dry leaves, but in fact it is a litter of several species of insects.These insects all their life do not eat anything other than tea leaves. With tweezers and loupes, Taiwanese farmers harvest their feces. The result is a tonic tea with healing properties. This delicacy, invented by Chinese doctors in the 18th century and handed over to the emperor Qianlong as an expensive gift.

6. Golden tea heads: $ 3000 per 1 kg

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Tea is collected on only one grief in the world just one day a year. To collect it, use the golden scissors, which cut the top of the tea tree. Tea heads are dried in the sun, and then stored in closed containers, where they release the polyphenols contained in them, turn yellow and begin to emit a soft floral scent. After that, the tea leaves are stained in 24-carat gold, so that the drink begins to flicker. In Asia, it is believed that the precious metal has a very good effect on humans. This is truly imperial tea, and it is not so easy to find. TWG Tea Company sells it only in Singapore. And you can only buy it online.

5. Tea Tieguanyin: $ 3000 for 1 kg

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Named after the Iron Goddess of Mercy (Buddhist deity) Tieguanyin is Oolong tea, a blend of semi-fermented black and green teas.It has a distinctive chestnut flavor and heavy, hard, crunchy leaves. Tieguanyin tea began to be prepared in the 19th century in Fujian province. The technology of its preparation is very complex and includes several dozen stages. After harvesting, the leaves are dried in the sun, cooled, dried again with some oxidizing agents, then rolled up, fixed, dried again, and then roasted and saturated with aroma. The leaves can be infused seven times and the tea will not lose its flavor.

4. Vintage Narcissi Tea Wuyi Oolong: $ 6500 per 1 kg

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Huge attention at an auction in Hong Kong, which was held in November 2013, attracted a 20-pound box of rare tea Narcissus Wuyi Oolong Tea. She has more than half a century and she has her own history. It was exported from the Chinese Wuyi to Singapore in the 1960s. Traveling from hand to hand, the box returned to Hong Kong, where it was bought by a Malaysian-Chinese collector. Narcissus Oolong is considered one of the most exquisite Chinese teas. Leaves gather on Wuyi Mountain in Fujian province. The name of the tea was in honor of the Greek myth of Narcissus.

3. Panda Dung Tea: $ 70,000 for 1 kg

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Panda Dung literally means "panda feces." This is the secret of terribly expensive tea. Pandas feed exclusively on wild bamboo, but they absorb only 30% of the nutrients, and the remaining 70% are derived from their excrement. However, do not think that tea is panda's litter.It is simply used to fertilize tea trees. It all started when a Chinese entrepreneur decided to grow tea on Mount Ya'an in Sichuan province, and used panda feces for fertilizer. Soon he noticed that the taste of such tea is different, and people are willing to pay big money for such a product.

2. Tea Bag with PG Tips Diamonds: $ 15,000 for one tea bag

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In 2005, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary, the famous British tea company PG Tips released a series of tea bags decorated with diamonds. The price of such a bag is $ 15,000. Each is manually decorated with 280 diamonds of the highest quality by jewelers from Boodles and filled with Silver Tips Imperial tea from the manufacturer Makibari Estate. The money was intended for a charitable organization in Manchester.

1. Da-Hong Pao tea: $ 1.2 million per 1 kg

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The real king of teas! The name literally means "big red mantle." Da-Hong Pao is a type of Chinese tea Wuyi Oolong. It is believed that he is one of the great secrets of the imperial Ming dynasty. Rumor has it that the sick mother of the emperor was cured by this mysterious tea. The emperor sent his people to search for healing tea.On Wuyi Mountain, they found four magic tea bushes, three of which have survived to this day. A truly legendary tea. It has healing properties and is a valuable Chinese national treasure. It is offered as a gift to honored guests. Da-Hong Pao tea cannot be found on sale.

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