In what may sound astonishing but true, the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) on Thursday sold a Speciality Tea at a record price of Rs 75,000 per kg, the highest price this year. The Manohari Gold Speciality Tea is produced by the Manohari Tea Estate in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district. The tea was sold by Contemporary Brokers Private Limited and purchased by Guwahati-based tea trader Vishnu Tea Company. They will sell the tea across the world on their digital e-commerce website.
“This is a great achievement amidst the global pandemic when the entire world is affected. Manohari Tea Estate has made extra effort to produce this speciality tea in the month of September and sent it to GTAC for sale”, the GTABA secretary said.
In recent years the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) is emerging as a centre for showcasing high priced Assam Speciality tea, which is judged by its aroma, taste and colour. It is to be noted that last year it witnessed two big records when Orthodox Golden Tea Tips fetched the highest price of ₹ 70,501 per kilogram and prior to that a kg of Manohari Gold Tea was sold at ₹ 50,000, breaking its own record this year. The Golden Butterfly tea of Dikom Tea Estate had also set the record of selling at the highest price of Rs 75,000 per kg.