DIBRUGARH- ( By Anil Poddar ) Famous and rare variety of tea from Assam, “MANOHARI GOLD TEA” from Dibrugarh, Assam once again created history by breaking all previous records and is sold for Rs. 1,15,000.00 per kg, in a Private Auction Portal of Tea Intech on 16th December, 2022. The Tea is bought by R.K. Tea Sales for its client Café Nilofer of Hyderabad and others.
“MANOHARI GOLD TEA” holds a series of world record for selling its Teas at the highest auction price of Rs. 39,001/-, Rs. 50,000/-, Rs. 75,000/- and Rs. 99,999/- for four consecutive years i.e. 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre but due the cap of Tea Board of India limited to Rs. 1,00,000/-, it had to sell its Teas through private auction this year and is sold for a whooping ₹1,15,000/- per Kilogram breaking all previous records of the Tea Industry.
Talking to northeastindia24, Rajan Lohia , owner of the garden said “MANOHARI GOLD TEA” is made during the Second flush and is made with the finest clones, the P-126 which is said to be the best clone for making Tea in the World. The leaves are picked in the early hours of the morning ( between 4am and 6am) to prevent the sun from altering its distinct aroma and flavour. “It looks like 24 carat gold” and is the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body and many other benefits.
“This is a special type of tea which we developed by using a clone from their own garden. This tea is totally hand made and hardly 50 grms of it could be produced in a single day. Apart from that, plucking the leaves for this tea is also done only during sun rise and in suitable weather, Lohia Said”.
This phenomenon price also speaks that quality has no end and tea lovers are ready to pay any price for such innovative and boutique quality tea, said Mr Lohia.
The renowned Manohari Tea Estate is situated in the upper region of Assam at an elevation of 390 feet above sea level. The estate covers some 1800 acres, with over 1000 acres planted with tea bushes. Almost three million pounds of black and green tea are produced annually.