Probably the most expensive tea -Mariage Freres Sacred White

by Chee Leng

Sacred White

Sacred White

It is said that Mariage Freres are one of the best tea blenders around and sacred white is one of the best tea around.

Put them together and you would need to pay 25 british pounds per pot (slight more than 2 cups). That is about close to $60 Singapore dollars.

Two cups of teh (tea with milk) costs about $1.40, so this is about 40 times more expensive!

But these teas are really special. First, they are grown in a secret spot in Sri Lanka, supposedly to be the best place to grow teas.

Then, they are handpicked by women wearing fine cotton gloves and using scissors made of pure gold.

This is done following a legend of a China emperor that loves to drink white tea. He ordered that the tea in order to be good must only be picked at dawn and by young virgins using golden scissors.

Today, the women wears fine cotton gloves to collect the pekoe (bud) so as not to harm the shoots. They are still using golden scissors (properly a marketing gimmick?).

The nutrition content? This white tea is low in caffeine and contains more antioxidants than any other green tea.

Okay, this tea is special. Now my question to you -would you spend 40 times the price of a normal tea just to drink a tea that is plucked using fine cotton gloves and golden scissors?

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Coffee and coffee makers news.

Singapore Cafes Guide AR

With Augmented Reality, you can "see" literally if the coffee machine can fit into your office or F&B outlet.

Posted by Ebenezer Heng on Monday, July 13, 2015

Contact Us 


Office Espresso Machine Rental 

The best filter Coffee Machine in Singapore 

SkillsFuture Series: Using Chatbots for Customer engagement

  • Venue: ITE East College  
  • Date: 13 Feb-19
  • Time:9 to 5 pm 
  • Contact us for Details

Connect with us

Cafes Location 

Cafes -East of Singapore

Cafes -North of Singapore

Cafes -West of Singapore 

Cafes -Central Singapore

Cafes -City | Town Singapore