A tea blend costing £6 a cup has been launched by a fine foods company in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The East India Company has produced ‘Jubilee Tea’, celebrating Her Majesty’s 60 years on the throne.
It’s so expensive – £75 for 60g – because the leaves come from a single Sri Lankan tea bush, planted by Prince Philip in 1954.
The East India Company says:
Over the last 57 years cuttings taken from this very special bush have been propagated on the estate resulting in an exclusive ‘royal tea’ area that will now provide The East India Company with 25 to 30kg of this luxury tea.
Described as “fine black loose leaf tea”, the blend is recommended to be enjoyed as an afternoon cuppa.
There are only 500 silver-plated caddies of the special tea available, so if you like your tea rare and expensive, click here to buy one.
This tea is eye-wateringly pricey, but according to Most Expensive, a rare Chinese tea called Tieguanyin is the most expensive tea in the world, costing a whopping $1500 per lb, about £940.
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