The Most Expensive Pu-Er in History Hot damn! https://flavourful.co/blog/the-most-expensive-pu-erh-tea-in-history/ The Most Expensive Pu Erh Tea In History By admin-flavourful 3 August 2019No Comments 1920 ZiPiao FuYuanChangHao (1920年紫票福元昌号) When it comes to the most expensive items, there is no other place to look than the auction houses. In the west, the record for the most expensive single bottle of wine ever sold goes to an imperial-sized bottle (equivalent to 6 litres) of 1947 Cheval Blanc – USD$551,314 and the record for the most expensive whisky sold goes to the bottle of Isabella’s Islay – USD$6,200,000. Whereas, in the east, we just had the most expensive Pu Erh Tea tea sold at HK$26,320,000 / USD$3,362,774. On 29 May 2019, the Tokyo Chuo Hong Kong has auctioned the most expensive Pu Erh Tea in history – 1920 ZiPiao FuYuanChangHao (1920年紫票福元昌号) with final price sold at HK$26,320,000 / SGD$4,633,241 / USD$3,362,774. It surpassed the Hundred Years Old Nan Piao Shong Ping Pu Erh Tea (百年蓝票宋聘普洱茶) auctioned on 26 Nov 2018 with final price sold at HK$13,328,000 / SGD$2,345,794 / USD $1,702,785. The Auction Details Name: 1920 ZiPiao FuYuanChangHao (1920年紫票福元昌号) Year: 1920 Production method: raw tea Storage method: dry storage Quantity: 1 barrel Weight: 2236g Valuation: HK$14,000,000 – HK$16,000,000 Final sold price: HK$26,320,000 / SGD$4,600,000 / USD$3,362,774 Source from hk.thevalue.com Antique Tea That Lasted For 99 Years The tea has bettered the test of time after it was born for more than 10 decades. The flavour has been deepened with the weight of time. Tasting ancient Pu Erh tea is an act of tasting life and the beauty of this tea will make you never forget about its taste. Fu Yuan Chang – The Hundred Years Old Company The credit goes to the company behind that has also stood through the test of time. Fu Yuan Chang (福元昌), the Pu Erh Tea company who started more than a hundred years ago by Fu Yu Sheng (余福生) in the late 19th century. He was a hardworking and honest man who dedicated his life in researching and selecting the highest quality and finest tea for his customers. Fu Yuan Chang Hao (福元昌号) tea house was honoured as the top 4 tea houses during that time. The hundred years old Fu Yuan Chang Hao (福元昌号) has always enjoyed reputation with the title: “King of Pu Erh Tea”. Why Are Ancient Pu Erh Teas So Costly? Good old teas are rarer than gold. A sip may cost you hundreds of dollars. These Pu Erh teas never drop in price over time because the decade-old tea trees are scarce nowadays. The older the teas get, the more valuable it gets. This is one of the reasons why good teas are so pampered in China, especially within the Chinese tea community. The Life Of Pu Erh Tea Continues Even After Sold First, it has to be inseparable from a suitable storage environment. Second, it has to be produced with good raw materials. Lastly, it has to be taken care well by the good collectors. The post-fermentation Pu Erh tea will continue to grow in the storage environment. The true essence of Pu Erh tea comes not only from its raw materials and techniques of producing but also its storage environment.