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Darjeeling First Flush Tea Reaches Record Price of Rs 23,000 per kg

First Flush Darjeeling Tea It is one of the most valuable and expensive items on the market. It is so unique and rare that tea connoisseurs regard the first vintage from this region as the "Champagne" of teas.

Shivam Dwivedi
View of Tea Gardens
View of Tea Gardens

The first flush Darjeeling tea of the new season has set a new record price of Rs 23,000 per kg. Golden Tips, a well-known tea brand, obtained and purchased these new season spring teas from Goodricke Group- The Badamtam Tea Estate.

Golden Tips paid Rs 23,000 per kg for organic white tea and Rs 21,000 per kg for moonlight tea, the highest prices of the season so far. Golden Tips purchased ten kilogrammes of organic white tea and five kilogrammes of Goodricke Group moonlight tea.

These teas were picked just a few days ago from an estate at an elevation of around 4,500 feet above sea level, giving them a distinct character and quality.

The first budding is the harvesting of two new leaves and a bud in the plant's early spring growth, which can occur as early as February and as late as April. These early leaves are typically more delicate and tender, making them lighter, floral, fresh, energetic, and astringent in flavour.

First Flush Darjeeling Tea It is one of the most valuable and expensive items on the market. It is so unique and rare that tea connoisseurs regard the first vintage from this region as the "Champagne" of teas.

"We are delighted to source the most exotic spring teas from Goodricke Group's Badamtam Tea Estate once more." "Our relationship extends beyond tea sourcing, and our shared vision of providing a world-class tea experience to tea lovers all over the world has made us natural partners," said Madhav Sarda, Managing Director of Golden Tips Tea.

"The young shoots and leaves of the rare clone SY-1240, found only in a few gardens, were used to make these specialty teas," said Subroto Sen, Deputy General Manager of the Goodricke Group.

"Golden Tips has been sourcing the finest and rare teas from our gardens, and their tea outlets are world-class, offering premium teas in a variety of flavours," Sen said.

Golden Tips is looking for strategic partners to help it expand its operations nationally, through e-commerce, and through exports.

Golden Tips purchases tea both directly from plantations and through auctions. "We specialize in sourcing, sampling, selecting, packaging, and marketing the best single-origin teas, tea blends, and infusions from India and around the world." "The company primarily operates through its retail outlets," Sarda added.

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