GUWAHATI- A Famous and rare variety of tea from Assam, “MANOHARI GOLD TEA” has once again created history by breaking its own record after it was auctioned at a record price of Rs 99,999 per kg. on 14th December, 2021 at Guwahati Tea Auction Centre. The Gold Tea was bought by Saurav Tea Traders.
The Manohari Gold Tea is produced by the Manohari Tea Estate in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district. It is being claimed that this is the highest price ever paid for tea in a public auction.
Earlier on 29 October, 2020, Manohari Gold Tea sold its Teas for Rs.75,000 per Kilogram, at Guwahati Tea Auction Centre.
In the Year 2018, “Manohari gold Tea ” was sold for Rs.39,001 per kilogram for the first time in the history and again in the year 2019 breaking all records it was sold for Rs.50,000 per kilogram.
Earlier, a rare variety of handmade Assam tea called the Golden Butterfly Tea of Dikom Tea Estate of Rossell Tea Industries fetched Rs 75,000 per kg at Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GATC), informed Dinesh Bihani, Secretary of Guwahati Tea Auction Buyers Association (GTABA).“Manohari Gold Tea”, is manufactured from the finest Second Flush Colonel tea buds which are hand plucked only during the dawn. Highly rich in antioxidants ‘ MANOHARI GOLD TEA‘ also offers aromatic, full-bodied, bright yellowish malty tea liquor to suit your taste buds perfectly, said Rajan Lohia, Director, Manohari Tea Estate
Earlier in August 2019 the Golden Butterfly Tea of Dikom Tea Estate was sold at Rs 75,000 through GTAC broker by J Thomas & Co Pvt Ltd at Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) Sale no 33 and the tea was bought by one of the oldest tea shops in Guwahati M/S Assam Tea Traders for their customers.
On August 1, 2019, Guwahati based Mundhra Tea Company Private Limited had purchased the orthodox Golden Tips Tea from Maijan tea garden at the record price of Rs 70,501 per kg and the broker was Parcon(India) Private Limited, the second-largest tea auctioneer in North-India.
It is to be mentioned that Assam is one of the world’s largest tea-growing regions as the industry continued to grow for 200 years now and Assam tea is very famous in the world.