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What Makes Assam's Manohari Gold The Ultimate Luxury Tea?
- 19th Dec 2021
A Tea that is gold, really!!!
As per experts Manohari Tea is at par with real gold as the production of this Luxury tea is totally manual. It is plucked in June-July every year in limited quantity making this luxury tea, a truly limited edition.
This rare variety of tea from Assam called Manohari Gold has been sold at a record-breaking price of Rs. 99,999 per kg under the pan-India auction at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre.
How much was the Manohari Gold tea auctioned for?
One kilogram of the special tea was sold for Rs 99,999. This was 33 per cent higher than the price last year when it was sold for Rs 75,000 per kilogram. The tea has shown a tremendous upward trend in price for the past four years. In 2019, it was sold for Rs 50,000 per kilogram and the year before, in 2018 it was sold for Rs 39,001 per kilogram.
What makes the Manohari Gold tea so special?
This variety of tea is only grown at the Manohari Tea Estate in the district of Dibrugarh, Assam, a unit of Suntok Tea Co. LLP, which focuses only on high quality production of various premium Assam teas. The way of handling this particular type of tea is also different and its taste is also different. According to Rajan Lohia, director of Manohari Tea Estate, this is a special type of team. It is also famous for its special aroma. Special care is taken to maintain it during production. Many types of antioxidants are found in this tea. Apart from this, they contain bioactive compunds that help in controlling the effects of ageing and obesity.
What is the special process of breaking this tea?
The method of breaking this tea, leaf is also different. It is broken before the sun's rays fall between 4 and 6 in the morning. Its colour is light beige and the leaves are plucked along with the buds. After going through the process of fermentation, their colour turns from beige to brown. Then they are dried, after which they appear golden in colour.
Manohari Tea Estate in the District of Dibrugarh, Assam, is a unit of Suntok Tea Co. LLP, which focuses only on high quality production of various premiums Assam teas. The Estate produces 5 Lac Kilograms of Tea annually and has achieved leadership in the Tea industry for years. For instance, The Orthodox Tea of Manohari Tea Estate is regularly rated among the top Tea in the Auction Centers.