原文标题：China tea costs more than gold!
BEIJING: A type of tea called Longjing or Dragon Well in China hit a record presale price of 360,000 yuan ($57,024) per kilogram this year, higher than the price of gold, which is currently about $53,000 per kg.
The Longjing tea is one of China's best green teas. It has been a favourite among wealthy buyers.
The tea is harvested prior to Qingming festival, usually in the first week of April, in Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, the Shanghai Daily reported Friday.
It is produced from the first spring shoots. Skilled workers pick every leaf by hand.
Zhu Baichang, a dealer who sold the tea at the record price in the presale, said this year it will cost 80,000 yuan per kg on the market, up 10,000 yuan from last year.
"The 360,000 yuan per kg for the pre-Qingming tea was just a single case for presale promotion and we will donate the money to a local art group for deaf people," Zhu said.
People who bought the tea at the presale rate were mostly government officials, he said, adding that the market price was still very high for common people to afford.
Another variety called Moutai, served at official banquets, used to sell for about 600 yuan four years ago, now it costs around 2,000 yuan.
The Qingming Festival or tomb-sweeping day, is a traditional Chinese festival where people go to family graves to sweep the tombs and honour their ancestors.
5 hrs ago (01:29 AM)
The real question is, how much duplicate of this tea costs in China?
Blank (GB) replies to Shail
5 hrs ago (01:58 AM)
Don't understand your question.
Ashok (Toronto) replies to Blank
3 hrs ago (03:26 AM)
Means nock off or fake version of the tea.
pooku Reddy (Washington) replies to Ashok
1 hr ago (05:17 AM)
Chinese have some business ethics. They don't copy a chinese product. They copy all other countries products.
Ps Harish (Faridabad)
6 hrs ago (12:38 AM)
MANIAC'S There is so much suffering in this world and they are spending 30 lakhs on a green tea. One can change a life of a poor family out of this money... This is rubbish and shameful.
Everythinghasaprice (Assam) replies to Ps Harish
5 hrs ago (02:00 AM)
Have less babies and you can afford it.
9 hrs ago (09:49 PM)
God has created this tea to reduce rich people`s extra fatness.
9 hrs ago (09:45 PM)
I dont know why everybody is obsessed with chinese tea. Indian varieties of tea are the best and pure. We should promote Indian tea throughout the world
Natarajan (Chennai) replies to shona
8 hrs ago (10:46 PM)
Chinese tea are high in anti-oxidants. However Indian tea because of the way they are processed are high in oxidants. Anti-oxidants are knwon to reverse ageing, prevent cancer. The interesting thing is benefit of CHinese tea is not because they are chinese. It is actually in how they are processed. The correct term is GREEN TEA. This green tea can be made in India as well. We need leadership and foresight to invest in producing Indian green tea so that farmers make more money. Other area which will fetch more money is ginseng cultivation. Kashmir and Shimla for instance can be good place to grow Ginseng.
Badabing (USA) replies to shona
7 hrs ago (11:15 PM)
Listen to Natarajan. British East Indies Co. started the mass production of tea in India but failed at sorting out best practices in the processing. No one bothers with Indian tea in China, or here in the States.
9 hrs ago (09:22 PM)
Richest people are government official... What kind of communist are there?!
kling ding (mizhoram)
10 hrs ago (08:55 PM)
they add some animal fecal matter to tea.......dont drink china tea
Tom (delhi) replies to kling ding
9 hrs ago (09:22 PM)
I think it's not a problem for the urine drinking indian.
10 hrs ago (08:42 PM)
1 ton is equal to Indias GDP
Deepak (Bangalore) replies to Gaandpatibapa
8 hrs ago (10:19 PM)
Then 100kg maybe equal to Canada's GDP!
Ryan (Mumbai) replies to Deepak
7 hrs ago (11:40 PM)
He's from Pakistan obviously.. 1 gram is enough to buy the next 7 generations of Porkis!
Rai Yang pitang chhu (Dharan now-Oxford)
10 hrs ago (08:30 PM)
I think, this Qingming festival is best festival of the world.
Brightclear (Yongchun) replies to Rai Yang pitang chhu
4 hrs ago (02:20 AM)
Chinese revere their ancestors, they don't feed them to the fish and turtles of the Ganges or the vultures of mumbai.