I am very into tea and herbs that act like natural body treatments and not only because of that but I am sure you agree with the fact that nothing compares with a cup of tea for a relaxing afternoon.
Tea can be drank at any time during the day and it is sure makes you feel better and refreshed.
When we are talking about the most expensive teas in the world, things change a little bit because these teas can reach some enormous prices but it is interesting to know why they are so expensive.
We will begin with Tieguanyin Tea for which tea lovers must pay $3,000 per 1,000 grams. This tea was named after the Iron Godess of Mercy, a famous Buddhist deity. Tieguanyin Tea an Oolong tea, a combination of semi-fermented black and green tea. It has a unique chestnut flavor, rich and heavy and the leaves are very crisp when you touch them. It is originated in the 19th century in the Fujian Province. Until the finally result, the leaves must went through a long difficult process. After plucking, the leaves are sun withered then cooled, tossed, withered again with oxidation, fixated, rolled, dried and then roasted and scented. This very long process worth $3,000 for 1,000 grams but the real secret is that you can infuse the leaves for even seven times and they don’t loose their flavor.
The next one it is even more impressive when referring to how much you have to pay for it. Vintage Narcissus Wuyi Oolong Tea demands $6,500 per 1,000 grams and if you think it’s a lot this is only the fourth most expensive tea in the world. This is an extremely rare tea in exported from Wuyi, China to Singapore in the 1960’s. This box of tea is more than half a century old. It finally returned to Hong Kong when a Malaysian-Chinese collector managed to purchase it. This is a tea which talks about glamour, it is very exquisite and has many health properties.
If you thought that these previous teas were expensive the next one costs $70.000 per 1.000 grams. Panda Dung Tea means panda droppings and it might sound strange but this is exactly why this tea is so expensive. We know that pandas eat wild bamboo and they eliminate 70% of the nutrients in the bamboo.You won’t drink panda droppings don’t worry, these are used to fertilize the tea trees. These droppings give a fabulous flavor to the teas and many people want to spend huge sums of money for it. A cup of tea would cost $200 so you’ll drink tea like a luxury person.
PG Tips Diamond Tea Bag for which you will pay $15,000 Per Tea Bag. Yes, only a small tea bag of this type of tea costs $15.000. This is a designer diamond studded tea bag which was launched on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of PG Tips, the well known British tea company. Each of these fabulous tea bags contains 280 excellent-quality diamonds and more than this each of them are filled with Silver Tips Imperial Tea from Makibari Estate which is the most expensive Darjeeling tea in the world. These tea bags were carefully handcrafted by Boodles jewelers and their purpose was to raise money for charity.
And the last tea which is ridiculously expensive and will leave you breathless is Da-Hong Pao Tea for which you will pay $1.2 million per 1,000 grams, and that is how a tea becomes the most luxurious tea in the world. This is the King of Chinese teas, knows as Big Red Robe, Da-Hong Pao, also a type of Oolong tea. It was kept secret by the Ming Dynasty and it is believed to have some incredible health powers. The bushes of this tea grow high on a rock on Mount Wuyi, a tree which survived until today. It is a legendary tea, with medicinal properties, being valued as a treasure. It is almost impossible to find it for sale because it is kept secret and only dignitaries and honorable visitor can have the experience of tasting it.
I wonder if English people drink these teas because we all know their favorite thing on the world is tea.