Makaibari cuppa for cognac price


KOLKATA: A special lot of handcrafted tea from the 155-year-old Makaibari Tea Estate in Kurseong sold recently for $1850 (around Rs 1.11 lakh) a kilo, thus becoming the most expensive Indian tea ever sold.

Three buyers from UK, USA and Japan bought 20 kilos of this silver-tips imperial organic tea to sell to select buyers. For the end-buyers, this tea will cost nothing less than Rs 700 a cup if brewed at home. And if you fancy a cup of this Makaibari tea at a five-star hotel, it would set you back by Rs 4,500 and Rs 5,000 — the same as a peg of rare Scotch like Blue Label Limited Edition or a Remy Martin Cognac.
Rudra Chatterjee, executive director of Luxmi Tea, which recently bought Makaibari, said that it has sold this organic tea to Hampstead Tea & Coffee of UK, Eco Prima Inc of the US and Makaibari Japan Ltd. "Makaibari Japan is an independent company run by Yoko Ishi, who exclusively buys Makaibari tea. This time they have bought 5 kg of this tea. Hampstead, one of our old customers, has taken 10 kg and the rest was bought by the American company," he added.

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Makaibari cuppa for cognac price

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