Ancient Chinese Tea Most Expensive in the World ｜ 全世界最贵的中国古茶
The most expensive tea on earth comes, of course, from China. Da Hongpao (Imperial Red Robe) tea costs $10,000 per pot of tea, or around $1,400 USD/gram. Da Hongpao Tea is actually in the Oolong tea family. It can only be found in one place, Wuyishan, China. This is a dark and smoky tea with a strong aftertaste. It is harvested from a group of rare and almost extinct ‘mother trees'. Cheaper versions costing a mere $1000/kg come from plants grown from cuttings from one of the original trees, but both tea connoisseurs and the market agree, nothing is like the real thing. However, nature and climate change have not been kind to Da Hongpao. The last leaves were harvested from the trees in 2005 and there is not expected to be a further yield, making the original antique tea almost priceless.
Copy this link and paste into your RSS reader to subscribe to the What's ON in Suzhou daily events RSS feed.
This site is best viewed in Firefox, Chrome, Safari and all versions of internet explorer above ie6 (ie6 is not supported).