The most expensive teas in the world

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Hi to you, fan of tea and infusion with organic ingredients in Switzerland ! Today, we take you on an incredible journey through the most refined and luxurious flavors in the world of tea.

If you think tea is just a hot drink to sip on cold days, you'll be surprised ! The world of tea is vast and hides real treasures. In this article, we will discover the most expensive teas in the world , which make connoisseurs and lovers of organic tea and infusion dream. So, ready for an unforgettable taste journey?

1. Da Hong Pao (Oolong tea)

Da Hong Pao, which comes from the Chinese province of Fujian, is one of the most expensive teas in the world. This oolong tea, with its handpicked leaves and ultra-careful preparation, offers a unique taste experience. It grows in the Wuyi Mountains and benefits from mineral-rich soil, which gives it a delicious and complex flavor.

Legend has it that this tea was once reserved for the emperor and the nobles of the imperial court. Today, thanks to the efforts of passionate producers, you can have the chance to taste this wonder, even if you don't have a royal title! Its price can climb up to 10,000 CHF per kilogram !

2. Tieguanyin (Oolong tea)

Also called "Iron Goddess of Mercy", Tieguanyin is another oolong tea that deserves its place among the most expensive. Originating from the Fujian province in China, it is known for its floral aroma and its sweetness in the mouth.

The Tieguanyin is often given as a gift on special occasions, as it symbolizes generosity and respect. Its name comes from the Chinese goddess of compassion, Guanyin, and it is said that tasting this tea is to taste a share of the love and benevolence that she embodies. Be prepared to pay around CHF 3,000 per kilogram to get this little gem!

3. Gyokuro (Japanese green tea)

Gyokuro is a luxury Japanese green tea , and it comes at a price! Cultivated by shading the tea bushes for the last few weeks before harvest, this process allows the leaves to develop a unique aroma and flavor.

Gyokuro is often referred to as the "King of Green Teas" in Japan, as it offers an exceptional taste experience, with a bright emerald green infusion, a smooth aroma and a rich, velvety taste. This tea is the result of centuries of know-how and ancestral traditions, passed down from generation to generation by Japanese tea masters. If you have the opportunity to taste a quality Gyokuro, don't hesitate to let yourself be tempted by this extraordinary taste experience. This sumptuous green tea costs around CHF 1,200 per kilogram .

4. "Silver Needle" white tea (Bai Hao Yin Zhen)

This white tea is the purest and most delicate of teas. Composed only of the downy buds of the plant, it offers a light and refreshing infusion, with a subtle and sweet flavor. Bai Hao Yin Zhen is harvested by hand, in the spring, when the buds are still young and tender. The leaves are then dried in the open air, bypassing the oxidation process that characterizes other types of tea. This delicate treatment makes it possible to preserve the aromas of white tea as much as possible. If you want to taste this treasure, you will have to pay around 800 CHF per kilogram .

To conclude !

Here, we hope to have made you dream with these exceptional teas! Of course, these teas are expensive, but we must not forget that the pleasure of tasting a good tea or an organic infusion is priceless.

Do not hesitate to explore our online store to discover our selection of loose organic teas and infusions, which will delight your taste buds without breaking the bank. And above all, don't forget to share this article with your tea-loving friends! Who knows, maybe one day you will have the opportunity to taste one of these treasures of the world of tea together?