Assam’s Manohari Gold Tea sold at record Rs 99,999 per kg at Guwahati Tea Auction Centre

Famous and ‘rare’ variety of Assam tea called Manohari Gold Tea on December 14 has set a record after it was auctioned at a record price Rs 99,999 per kg at Guwahati Tea Auction Centre.

Guwahati Tea Auction Buyer’s Association (GTABA) claimed that it is a world record as a variety of tea sold at this price at any auction centre.

Earlier, a rare variety of handmade Assam tea called the Golden Butterfly Tea of Dikom Tea Estate of Rossell Tea Industries fetched Rs 75,000 per kg at Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GATC).

Guwahati Tea Auction Buyer’s Association (GTABA) officials said that Manohari Gold Tea has once again created history by breaking its own record of Manohari Gold Tenoa for Rs 99,999 per kg, in sale number 50 held at Guwahati Tea Auction Centre on December 14.

The tea was bought by Saurav Tea Traders with the highest bid of Rs 99,999 per kg.

The Manohari Gold Tea is produced by the Manohari Tea Estate in Assam’s Dibrugarh district.

Earlier in August 2019, the Golden Butterfly Tea of Dikom Tea Estate was sold at Rs 75,000 through GTAC broker by J Thomas & Co Pvt Ltd at Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) Sale no 33 and the tea was bought by one of the oldest tea shops in Guwahati M/S Assam Tea Traders for their customers.

On July 30 in 2019, the Manohari Gold manufactured by the Manohari Tea Estate in Dibrugarh fetched Rs 50,000 per kg at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre and it was bought by Saurabh Tea Traders of Guwahati.

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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