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Special Grade Assam Tea Sold for Rs 75,000 Per Kg

G Plus News | October 29, 2020 14:08 hrs

GUWAHATI: A special tea from Manohari Tea Estate of Dibrugarh was sold for Rs. 75,000 per kg in the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre. 

The pandemic and the lockdown has been a boon in disguise to the tea industry of Assam. 

The prices of tea have risen significantly after years of being stagnant. The fall of the Darjeeling tea market due to various reasons have also favourably affected the Assam tea industry.

The special tea mentioned
above is of the Manohari Gold grade. A total of 1.200 kgs were sold by auctioneer Contemporary Brokers Pvt. Ltd at Rs. 75,000 per kg to one Guwahati-based tea trader Vishnu Tea Company, which will reportedly sell it across the world on their digital e-commerce website 9amtea.com.

"This is a great achievement amidst the global pandemic when the entire world is affected. Manohari Tea Estate has made extra effort to produce this speciality tea in the month of September and sent it to GTAC for sale", Dinesh Bihani, Secretary of Guwahati Tea Auction Buyer's Association (GTABA) told PTI.

Last year, the same brand of tea was sold at a price of Rs. 50000 per kg. The Golden Butterfly tea of Dikom Tea Estate had set the record of selling at the highest price of Rs 75,000 per kg.

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