Price of Darjeeling tea


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Price of Darjeeling tea

Postby a.serrao » Apr 8th, '11, 15:51

What's the price that the most expensive Darjeeling tea can reach?
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Re: Price pf Darjeeling tea

Postby edkrueger » Apr 9th, '11, 13:51

Offer: 1000g of Darjeeling Tea 1 million dollars. I am serious if you are. :D
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Re: Price pf Darjeeling tea

Postby Chip » Apr 9th, '11, 15:15

max price = max price buyers are willing to pay ...
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Re: Price pf Darjeeling tea

Postby a.serrao » Apr 10th, '11, 12:16

edkrueger wrote:Offer: 1000g of Darjeeling Tea 1 million dollars. I am serious if you are. :D


I'm serious because there are mixed info about some tea gardens that mix the higher grade darjeeling with a lower grade tea and sell it at a premium price...
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Re: Price pf Darjeeling tea

Postby Tead Off » Apr 10th, '11, 13:10

a.serrao wrote:
edkrueger wrote:Offer: 1000g of Darjeeling Tea 1 million dollars. I am serious if you are. :D


I'm serious because there are mixed info about some tea gardens that mix the higher grade darjeeling with a lower grade tea and sell it at a premium price...

All the tea sellers in Darjeeling told me this happens.

To answer your original question, it might be better to ask this directly of the Darjeeling tea sellers to see what kind of ceiling there might be for the tea.
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Re: Price pf Darjeeling tea

Postby a.serrao » Apr 10th, '11, 15:07

Tead Off wrote:All the tea sellers in Darjeeling told me this happens.


And is it legal?
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Re: Price of Darjeeling tea

Postby Chip » Apr 10th, '11, 15:41

Chip wrote:Darjeeling Trivia 101. Much more Darjeeling tea is SOLD versus Darjeeling tea PRODUCED.

Talk about watering down the product.

This has been common knowledge for years, and nobody seems willing or able to dispute it ... so it is seemingly just accepted as the way it is.
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Re: Price pf Darjeeling tea

Postby Tead Off » Apr 11th, '11, 00:10

a.serrao wrote:
Tead Off wrote:All the tea sellers in Darjeeling told me this happens.


And is it legal?

Man, it's India. :lol:
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Re: Price pf Darjeeling tea

Postby edkrueger » Apr 11th, '11, 00:20

a.serrao wrote:
Tead Off wrote:All the tea sellers in Darjeeling told me this happens.


And is it legal?

I did some research. Found this:
http://www.teaboard.gov.in/inner1.asp?p ... k_id=62010
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Re: Price pf Darjeeling tea

Postby Tead Off » Apr 11th, '11, 01:27

edkrueger wrote:
a.serrao wrote:
Tead Off wrote:All the tea sellers in Darjeeling told me this happens.


And is it legal?

I did some research. Found this:
http://www.teaboard.gov.in/inner1.asp?p ... k_id=62010

If you are involved in the business of blending tea illegally, the logo will still appear on the packaging. How much % of non-Darjeeling tea is added is not known to me. But the teas they reputedly blend are grown at the foot of the mountains which is technically not Darjeeling provenance but in NJP and Siliguri. These blends can easily pass for 100% Darjeeling to most people. Legality means very little in India where cheating is a way of life. Cutting, blending, etc., is done to many different products in India. Oils, spices, perfumes, rice, all suffer the same fate at certain levels of marketing.
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Re: Price pf Darjeeling tea

Postby a.serrao » Apr 11th, '11, 14:30

Tead Off wrote:Legality means very little in India where cheating is a way of life.


I thought you were referring to Italy...
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Re: Price pf Darjeeling tea

Postby edkrueger » Apr 11th, '11, 19:48

Tead Off wrote:Legality means very little in India where cheating is a way of life.

The question was: Was it legal? I was showing that it isn't. Doesn't prove it doesn't happen. I don't think anyone argued for this. Now, there is something more reliable than speculation based on cultural stereotypes.
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Re: Price pf Darjeeling tea

Postby Tead Off » Apr 12th, '11, 00:27

edkrueger wrote:
Tead Off wrote:Legality means very little in India where cheating is a way of life.

The question was: Was it legal? I was showing that it isn't. Doesn't prove it doesn't happen. I don't think anyone argued for this. Now, there is something more reliable than speculation based on cultural stereotypes.

I wonder if you've ever been there? If you've ever had to do business there? Perhaps then you would understand what I am talking about.
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Re: Price of Darjeeling tea

Postby teaisme » Apr 12th, '11, 17:58

Tead Off wrote:Legality means very little in India where cheating is a way of life.


Ahhh the ways of the world
Find me a country where cheating isn't a way of life!
how much of it on the visible surface is the only difference :(
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Re: Price of Darjeeling tea

Postby Tead Off » Apr 13th, '11, 00:40

churng wrote:
Tead Off wrote:Legality means very little in India where cheating is a way of life.


Ahhh the ways of the world
Find me a country where cheating isn't a way of life!
how much of it on the visible surface is the only difference :(

True enough but some places excel in it!
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