On the majestic Himalayan slopes, under the full moon, Indian farmers race against time to have the most energetic tea buds. And because it’s the most energetic, if you want it, you’ll have to spend over $2000 per a kilogram.
The most expensive in the world
If you have a lot of flat toys that you missed out on Silver Tips Imperial tea, you’ll have to cry. Since 2014, it has required you to spend $1.850 just to buy 1kg. For now, according to Silvertipstea.com, you’ll need to spend 60 dollars/ounce, which is about $2,118/kg.
Like “Every Money’s”, Silver Tips Imperial tea is of course no needless but expensive. It is so rare that it is called the mysterious Oolong. Why is this tea so special, it is because it is… the essence of heaven and Earth.
On the sloping back of the Himalayas, where the summit is snowed all year round. Making friends with the lord of the forest and forest elephants, imbued with the Buddhist incense from the temples lying craggy, towering between the ridge, Darjeeling green tea plantation (India) quietly radiates incense.
Unlike other teas, occult Oolong is harvested only from March to October. People do not simply carry the mountain on the mountain and then bring the tea back, but they also have to look at the land and calculate before, wait for the most appropriate time.
The ritual must be conducted first and then picked after
The perfect time to carry out the mysterious Oolong harvest is the first full moon night of March, April, and May, at the time of the highest tide level, the water level in the stem of the tea tree drops to the lowest. The Indians believe that it is at this time that the air of heaven and earth harmonizes and crystallizes so the tea flavor is sweeter and tastier than ever.
On the day of the full moon, the farmers of Darjeeling Tea Garden will prepare a solemn ceremony. When the sun begins to set, it is time for men to play drums and women dance to pray under the torch.
Through 8pm, at the most radiant full moon, 80-100 newly selected farmers rushed to the mountainside, quickly picking tea. They also only broke up to 2 leaves of a tea bud. The taste of the mysterious Oolong will be changed if sunlight is contaminated, so farmers are forced to complete the work before dawn.
Enhances vitality and anti-aging
It takes about 4kg of fresh tea leaves to get 1kg of dry tea. While this Indian tea can be harvested in the period of March-October, people often pay a high price for tea buds that are picked and processed during the spring season (May 3-5).
They also said that if you combine Silver Tips Imperial tea with mango and flower fragrance, it will create an unexpected effect. It is to increase vitality and anti-aging. In addition, the unique flavor of this mystical Oolong tea makes you feel refreshed, ecstatic as if you have just been born again.