The Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) on Thursday created another record by selling a Speciality Tea at a record price of Rs 75,000 per kg.
After a gap of one year the tea auction centre sold Manohari Gold Speciality Tea in auction sale at Rs 75,000 per kg, Guwahati Tea Auction Buyer’s Association (GTABA), secretary, Dinesh Bihani said.
The Manohari Gold Speciality Tea is produced by the Manohari Tea Estate in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district.
Tea auction centre officials said 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.
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.
The company will sell it across the globe on their digital e-commerce website 9amtea.com.
“This is a great achievement amidst 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) said.
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.