On Tuesday, a famous and rare Assam tea variety known as Manohari Gold Tea set a record when it was auctioned at a record price of Rs 99,999 per kg.
Manohari Gold Tea has made history by breaking its record for the second time. Saurav Tea Traders placed the highest bid of Rs 99,999 per kilogram on the gold tea.
The Manohari Tea Estate in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district produces the Manohari Gold Tea. According to reports, this is the highest amount ever paid for tea at a public auction.
Previously, at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre, a rare form of handmade Assam tea known as the Golden Butterfly Tea of Dikom Tea Estate of Rossell Tea Industries earned Rs 75,000 per kg (GATC).
Manohari Gold Tea has once again made history, according to Dinesh Bihani, Secretary of the Guwahati Tea Auction Buyers Association (GTABA), who told India Today that it earned Rs 99,999 per kg on Tuesday at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre.
“It is a tea auction world record.” The sale of Manohari Golden Tips tea for Rs 99,999 per kg is a proud occasion for us. This one-of-a-kind tea is produced at Manohari Tea Estate in the Dibrugarh district, which produces this one-of-a-kind tea.
I hope that Assam’s tea industry will produce special teas such as white tea, oolong tea, green tea, and yellow tea shortly. “The tea was purchased by local buyer Mangilal Maheshwari of Sourabh Tea Traders,” Dinesh Bihani added. He further mentioned that the Manohari Gold Tea is currently available at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre’s tea room.
Dicom Tea Estate sold the Golden Butterfly Tea of Dikom Tea Estate for Rs. 75,000 through GTAC broker at Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) Sale No. 33 in August 2019, and the tea was purchased by one of Guwahati’s oldest tea shops, M/S Assam Tea Traders, for its clients.
The orthodox Golden Tips tea from Maijan tea garden was purchased for a record price of Rs 70,501 per kg on August 1, 2019, by Mundhra Tea Company Private Limited of Guwahati, and the broker was Parcon (India) Private Limited, the second-largest tea auctioneer in North India.
The Manohari Gold, produced by the Manohari Tea Estate in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district, fetched Rs 50,000 per kg at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre on July 30, 2019, and was purchased by Guwahati’s Saurabh Tea Traders.
It should be noted that Assam is one of the world’s greatest tea-growing regions, with the industry having grown for over 200 years and Assam tea being well-known around the world.
According to reports, the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre sold roughly 17.41 crore kg of tea in 2016-17, increasing to 18.44 crore kg in 2017-18, 18.29 crore kg in 2018-19, and 16.22 crore kg in 2019-20.
The Guwahati Tea Auction Centre has a total of 1241 tea plantations and 244 buyers registered.