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Top 10 Most Expensive Tea in the World

Tea used to grow mainly in Asia, and specifically in China. The widespread type of it is the Camellia sinensis, which was known of its medicinal effects. Chinese people include myths in their history about Shennong who invented tea, then people started drinking it in the 10th century. Different types of black and green spread the world from China since then. Some of them are highly expensive due to different reasons, the following list tells.

10 Tienchi Flower

Known inside labs as Panax Notoginseng, which means the beverages that cures, Tienchi is mainly a Chinese product. It is used in China to treat insomnia. The tea is an antioxidant that helps your immune system gets powerful. Now a pack of this refreshing tea will cost you $170.

9 Silver Tips Imperial Tea

For around 400 dollar for the kilogram, the Silver Tips Imperial Tea is sold in India. The tea grows in specific farms and is harvested in the days of the month when the moon is full. The tea got its silver-part of name from the silver color in the leaves of the tea.

8 Gyokuro Tea

In the Chinese language the word Gyokuro means the dews of jewelry. The tea leaves should be kept away from sun before the harvest time. The tea is planted in Uji Japan and then gets exported to different locations around the world. Still not everyone will afford its high price tag, $650.

7 Poo Poo Pu-erh

The name of this tea is not a coincidence or even a joke, the name says it all. The tea is not the leaves of a specific plant; it is the “poo poo” of different insects. The insects supposedly were living off tea all their lives and then people eat their residues that is supposedly made of tea components and additionally, they find it delicious! This tea is made in the Chinese Yunnan and sold for $1000!

6 Yellow Gold Buds

Grown mainly in Singapore, the Yellow Buds are cropped in just one day in the year and sold only inside Singapore, sad enough. The tea got its yellow color because it is painted with gold, so you expect the price would be even higher. One kg of the Yellow Buds cost $3000.

5 Tieguanyin Tea

Here there is no color or lack of export; it is all about the quality. The Tieguanyin is the kind of tea that could be boiled for several times while retaining the same taste and odor. So a 3000 dollars could somehow be justifiable. The Tieguanyin name is that of one of the Buddhist gods which makes it even more precious.

4 Vintage Narcissus

The Wuyi Oolong Tea got the Narcissus moniker from the ancient myth that is planted in China. Throughout history this rare tea was sold to different people in auctions but it ended up in China where it belongs. The last time it was auctioned got a price tag of 6500 dollars for only one kilogram!

3 Panda Dung Tea

Unlike the Poo Poo tea, this Panda Dung tea is not actually its dung made for you to drink. Instead its dung is used as fertilizers for growing a specific type of tea which got its name. The tea is highly expensive costing 7000 dollars.

2 PG Tips Diamond Tea

The reason that the PG tea is expensive could be easily discovered. The tea packets are made of diamonds, why? It was mainly made to collect money for charities and then the idea seemed appealing to manufacturers that they went on selling it for 13000 dollars for the single packet!

1 Da-Hong Pao Tea

Made from a rare tree, the Da-Hong is known for its curing effects that can save lives; this made the price tag reaches one million dollars.

Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson, a world traveler and blogger with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Jack has dedicated his career to following, checking, and recording interesting stuff from around the world, sharing his experiences and insights with his readers. His passion for travel began at a young age, and he went on to study journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. After graduation, Jack worked as a freelance writer and photographer, traveling the world and documenting his adventures. He went on to become a travel blogger, sharing his stories and insights with a growing audience of readers. Jack has written extensively on travel, culture, and lifestyle, and has been featured in publications such as Lonely Planet, National Geographic, and Travel + Leisure. He is also a sought-after speaker and lecturer, and has given talks at conferences and universities around the world. In his free time, Jack enjoys hiking, surfing, and exploring new destinations off the beaten path. He is passionate about helping others discover the joys of travel and is always on the lookout for new and interesting places to explore.
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