Skip to comments.Green Tea Auctioned Off at US$13,000
Posted on 06/04/2006 12:56:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A rare kind of green tea was auctioned off in Korea, and sold at a surprising price of W1.3 million (US$13,000). That means a cup of this tea would cost more than $100. The tea, made of leaves from the oldest tea tree in the country, has a rather strong scent and a sweet aftertaste, without the usual bitterness that most other green teas have.
Given the value of the green tea, the starting price for the auction was set at $10,000, and four people made a bid. The winning bidder donated it to a local tea museum in Hadong hoping to help nurture the tea culture in Korea.
Hmm... since that tea goes to a museum - and how storable could it be?
The highest-priced tea I have seen offered to sale in the US was $40 an ounce.
But you can get a very drinkable tea for $1-3 an ounce. I fancy a nice single-estate Assam myself, something with body and punch.
I used a lot of green tea to stop drinking a year and a half ago. My health got better, and I lost 30lbs.
Well, that's what they told a friend of mine who visited a few years ago. We drank it for months. It's alright. Must grow on you though because, while good, it didn't exactly knock my socks off.
I have drank a lot of green tea in my lifetime and have never noticed a bitterness to the drink. That could be because I have taken the time to learn how to properly brew tea.
It is easy to top a hundred dollars an ounce for tea on the internet if you are so minded.
Upton's Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearl green tea is fantabulous.
And the image of Jesus wasn't in the tea leaves? :-)
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