The World's Most Expensive Cup of Tea

Updated: May 13



Ever wanted to know what tea is the most expensive tea in the world? We did and we found out. It comes to so many factors, exclusivity, legend, and auctions. This podcast discusses it all. Listen to the legend of Big Red Robe Tea and learn about the London Auction, the first tea auction in history that started it all.


We want to offer special thanks to Mike Bunson for this episode. To learn more about the London Tea Auctions, please visit The London Tea History Association. We have also included a video below that features Mike as he discusses Plantation House (the first tea auctions were held there) and St. Katherine Dock, where tea used to arrive from around the world.



References:

https://www.teaandcoffee.net/feature/20684/tea-auctions-and-their-relevance-today/

https://www.soundsurvey.org.uk/index.php/survey/radio_recordings/1930s/1416

http://www.londonteahistory.co.uk/Default.aspx?id=724023

https://www.letsdrinktea.com/types-of-tea/oolong-tea/big-red-robe-tea/

https://www.yixingxuan-teahouse.com/tea-leaf-grading-system/

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/1-kg-of-this-rare-assam-tea-was-sold-for-rs-70-500-at-auction-2078474