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Sarojini Bishi

New Delhi: Tea is not just a drink. It involves many emotions. Especial in India, the morning starts with a cup of tea and the evening ends with a cup of tea. There are some people who cannot live without tea. You may be among them. How much does the tea you drink cost? 5 or 15 rupees. But do you know, there is such tea in the world whose price is more than one million rupees. This may surprise you. Because one can buy a house and a car with that much money. So today let’s know about the most expensive tea in the world.

Da-hong pao tea found in China is known as the most expensive tea in the world.   This tea leaf is found only in the Wuisen region of Fujian, China. It is very beneficial for health. It is said that drinking this tea cures many serious diseases. The price of tea per kg is Rs 9 crore. Which is equal to the price of a luxury bungalow. Da-Hong Pao tea leaves are produced in small quantities. In this case its fresh leaves are very expensive. In many places, people spend 10 to 20 lakh rupees for 10 grams of this leaf. This leaf is picked only from a particular tree.   It is not cultivated like normal tea tree. Chinese citizens are making good profit by selling its leaves. India is not behind in the matter of tea, here also the world’s most expensive tea is produced. The fourth most expensive tea producing country in the world is India, this expensive tea is called Silver Tips Imperial Tea. This Silver Tips Imperial Tea is also very expensive. The special thing is that these tea leaves are cut only on full moon night. That again only by experts. It is a type of oolong tea harvested at the Makabari Tea Estate in the hills of Darjeeling. It is the most expensive tea in India, which was sold at an auction in 2014 for $1,850 per kg, or Rs 1,50,724.

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