Da-Hong Pao Tea
Made from a rare tree, the Da-Hong is known for its curing effects that can save lives. It is considered the king of the Chinese teas and is the costliest tea in the globe. Da-hong Pa refers to Big Red Robe and the Ming Dynasty's most loved tea. This tea was believed to cure the mother of Ming Dynasty's mother. All of these made the price tag reach one million dollars for this tea.
PG Tips Diamond Tea
The reason for the PG Tips Diamond Tea being so expensive is not that hard to understand...The tea packets are made of diamonds! Yes, you read it right! At first it was packaged for charity purposes but then the manufacturers found the idea appealing and went on to sell a single packet for $13000. Every tea bag consists of 280 high-quality bits of diamonds.
Panda Dung Tea
Unlike the Poo Poo Pu-erh tea, Panda dung is not made into a tea but its excreta is used as a fertilizer for growing a specific kind of tea plant from which tea is made and it is from here that it has got its name. It is very expensive as it costs $7000 a kilogram.
It is a vintage Chinese tea priced at $6500 per kilogram and comes in a 20kg box which is 50 years old. In the past, it was auctioned to several people but recently in 2013 Hongkong auction it was bought by a Malaysian-Chinese collector which bought the tea back to where it belongs i.e. China.
Tieguanyin is named after Guan Yin, a Buddhist deity which makes it precious regardless of the price. It is a blend of green and black tea and the leaves can be brewed for as many as seven times while retaining the same taste and odour. It costs $3000 per kilogram. Here, there is no color or lack of export; it is all about the quality.
Yellow Gold Buds
Yellow Gold Buds is only harvested and found in Singapore, sadly enough! Its leaves are of yellow colour as they are painted with gold yet they are considered healthy as it is believed in Asia that gold intake provides health benefits. The Yellow Buds are plucked in just one day in a year. Due to the gold it is priced at $3000 for a kilogram.
Poo Poo Pu-erh
The name of the tea says it all, it is neither a coincidence nor a joke. The tea is not made from the leaves of any specific plant but it is the excreta of different insects that are found on the tea plants. Farmers from Taiwan handpick the very small excrement through tweezers and identify them through magnifying glasses. This tea is made in the Chinese Yunnan and sold for $1000!
Gyokuro is Chinese means dews of jewelry. It is mainly harvested in the Uji Japan and then exported to the rest of the world. The speciality of this tea is that it is made without crushing the leaves but by shading the leaves from the sun for two weeks. This process increases the amino acid of the leaves which makes the tea sweeter and full of aroma. It is sold for $650 per 1000 grams.
Silver Tips Imperial Tea
The Jewel in the Crown of our Tea Treasures, Silver Tips Imperial is a handmade semi-fermented light liquoring Oolong Tea found in India, Makaibari. It is the costliest Darjeeling tea available in the entire globe because of its distinct taste and colour. The tea leaves are plucked only on full moon days and nights of the month during the plucking season, Silver Tips is manufactured in very limited quantities each year. The tea is named silver after the silver color in the leaves of the tea. It costs around $400 per kilogram.
Tienchi flower is scientifically known as Panax Notoginseng, which means "cure-all". It is considered as one of the healthiest types tea accross the globe. It is mainly found in China and is used to cure several kinds of skin diseases and insomnia; also is helpful for improving ones immune system. Tienchi Flower is sold for $170 per kilo.
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