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Most Expensive

by TwoPynts » Aug 6th, '10, 17:37

Saw this and had to laugh.

http://most-expensive.net/tea

I doubt it is overly accurate but it is entertaining, as are the comments.

Got me thinking though, what is the most expensive tea :?:

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Re: Most Expensive

by entropyembrace » Aug 6th, '10, 18:49

that article is very ignorant of tea xD

come on...a tea bag...that is expensive because the diamonds not the tea! :roll:

their TKY isn´t the most expensive either.

http://tea-obsession.blogspot.com/2007/ ... -many.html
1) Ming Cong name - name for the group of 6 bushes. There are 6 single bushes (mother trees) still alive on the cliff of Tian Xin Cliff. These 6 bushes were sow from seeds, surviving centuries with its own individual genetic and flavor, even harvest time is different for each bush. Each bush is harvest individual and gone through a preliminary process, then combined all 6 together for final refined process (roasting), final product is about 1 kg each year. This is a blending technically speaking. 20g of DHP of these leave can be sold for $25k at auctions. The entire process is done by Wuyi tea research institute, we common tea drinkers will not have a chance laying our eyes on these precious leaves. They go straight to Zhong Nan Hai where the big shots are. Part of it is used for political purpose, such as the anual 20g DHP auction. Mao gifted half of his DHP to Nixon during his first visit to China in 1972, Nixon told his men that Mao was petty with such small quantity of tea. Little did he know, that's half of the "country" in Mao's words.
http://teamasters.blogspot.com/2009/01/ ... ction.html

and old puerh can make gold look inexpensive gram for gram...
So, what could you buy if you had 1,097,600 RMB (160,000 USD) to spend on an old (80 years plus) tong with 7 cakes? This one achieved this record price. At 2190 grams, this means 73 USD per gram (while gold costs roughly 26 USD per gram). That means that this old puerh is 3 times as expensive as gold!

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Re: Most Expensive

by Victoria » Aug 6th, '10, 19:31

A diamond tea bag filled with cheap tea.
Umm no.

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Re: Most Expensive

by Proinsias » Aug 6th, '10, 19:52

Sunsing stop listing prices at $26000 for a 70s cake. That's pretty much the same price per gram as the teamasters quote.

Although they stop listing prices at $26000 for a '75 cake they have cakes going back to 1900 available to order, just email for a quote.....

http://www.sunsingtea.com/en/category.php?id=17

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Re: Most Expensive

by skilfautdire » Aug 7th, '10, 06:33

The most expensive web page has a link for 'the most expensive green tea' which has ... Hibiki-An adverts !!

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Re: Most Expensive

by TwoPynts » Aug 9th, '10, 14:25

Victoria wrote:A diamond tea bag filled with cheap tea.
Umm no.
I bet Paris Hilton has one. :lol:
Actually, I think the bag is reusable. I hope it is.

What about Matcha -- how high can it go for the best/rarest ceremonial grade? I'll venture it never makes it out of Japan...

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