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A cup of tea fit for a king

The Star Online reports (6 March 2005) that, inspired by a French perfumer and egged on by an English aficionado, a Sri Lankan master tea maker has revived a centuries-old Chinese tradition to make a brew that few but an emperor could afford. Connoisseurs will have to pay through the nose for the “white” tea – the price is a staggering US$1,250 (RM4,750) a kilogram, or 750 times more than the average price of high-quality pure Ceylon tea. Find the full story here.

Posted by Cynthia on March 9, 2005 at 12:02 PM in China, France, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Tea | Permalink


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