I don’t know about you, but I can’t live a day without sipping on some hot nectar brewed from dried leaves and herbs. Coffee just doesn’t do it for me. And, being a big fan of tea, I’m always trying out new combinations, mixing and matching flavors, but looking at this list, I begin to realize I may as well have been drinking hot water. Just like with every other ware on the planet, the price of tea may vary depending on all kinds of factors.
Some tea leaves are super rare and will cost you an arm and a leg, and here are the top 10 most expensive ones!
1. Tienchi Flower Tea $170/kg
It’s not very expensive, but it is one of the healthiest Chinese teas you’ll ever get to drink. Some say it can even cure insomnia and various allergies. According to the Internet it tastes like broccoli florets. I don’t even know what that is, but, sure.
2. Gyokuro $650/kg
Ah, how about some nice, jade-tinted Japanese tea? Gyokuro sounds amazing, especially when you learn that it’s grown only in the shade, and takes about 3 weeks to get to the proper condition. It’s all about traditions and patience.
3. Poo Poo Pu-Erh Tea $1,000/kg
Yes, yes, it’s called “poo poo” for a reason. This tea is made of insect feces! But apparently it’s got an amazing taste. For 1,000/kg, I sure hope so!
4. Silver Tips Imperial Tea $1,850/kg
Apparently, it’s just expensive tea. Used to be sold for $400/kg, but in 2014 its price skyrocketed to $1,850!