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“Golden Butterfly” orthodox variety sells for record Rs 75,000 a kg
GUWAHATI: Specialty teas from Upper Assam continue to raise the value bar and break records at the auctions with a kilogram of “Golden Butterfly” orthodox tea from the Rossell Tea-owned Dikom Tea Estate selling for Rs 75,000 at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre here on Tuesday.
This is the highest price a kilogram of tea has fetched at the auctions after teas from two other Dibrugarh-based gardens, Maijan and Manohari, were knocked for Rs 70501 and Rs 50,000 per kg last month.
The orthodox teas of Dikom are unique and known the world over for its tippy, bright and malty varieties.
“History has been created again at GTAC today. Auctioneer, J. Thomas and Company sold the tea to one of the oldest tea shops in Guwahati, Assam Tea Traders who purchased it for their customers. They have bought a lot of specialty tea in the past auctions at record prices,” Dinesh Bihani Secretary Guwahati Tea Auction Buyers Association, said.
Bihan further said that the auction centre has established itself as a platform where “records are meant to be broken and history meant to be re-written”
“GTAC is giving an opportunity to all the sellers who want to sell their teas at remunerative prices. The best teas are always in good demand and the buyers are always ready to pay a handsome price. The auction centre is now a world recognized tea hub for quality and specialty teas,” he said.