Sri Lanka's virgin white tea - $1500/1KG

I found this interesting video on AFP's Youtube channel. Unfortunately AFP is still outdated in it's thinking and does not allow external embedding of it's videos.

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Sri Lanka's virgin white tea fetches $1500 per Kilo!

Tea maker Malinga Herman Gunaratne uses an ancient Chinese method of harvesting the tea. The tea is plucked without a human ever touching the leaf. In keeping with the Chinese tradition the tea is cut instead of being plucked using gold plated scissors. The virgins that the Chinese used to pluck/cut the tea are, however, no longer a requirement.