Guwahati, Dec 17: A specialty tea from Assam’s Dibrugarh district was sold for Rs 1.15 lakh per kg at a private auction, the proprietor of the tea estate said.
‘Manohari Gold Tea’ fetched the price at an auction on the private portal Tea Inntech, Rajan Lohia of Manohari Tea Estate said.
“Due to the cap of Rs 1 lakh per kg set by means of the Tea Board India at Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC), we had to sell this batch through a private auction this year,” Lohia said.
This is the best price fetched for tea at such auctions anywhere, he claimed.
One kilogram of the specialty tea was bought by RK Tea Sales, he said.
Tea from the Manohari brand, specifically it is gold variety, had been fetching high prices at the GTAC over the years, setting new records in the process.
Manohari Gold had offered for Rs 99,999 per kg via GTAC in December 2021, which was matched by ‘Golden Pearl’ of AFT Techno Trade which additionally went below the hammer on the equal public sale residence in February this year.
This excessive charge became exceeded by a rupee whilst Pabhojan Gold Tea was offered for Rs one lakh per kg at the Jorhat Tea Auction Centre in June.