£160 Cup of Tea

on Jul 22, 2019

A £166 cup of tea being served at The Rubens Hotel near Buckingham Palace made front page news of The Times the other day, with the rejoinder: "that really takes the cake".

The tea being served was a white bud tea ("Golden Tips") from Dimbula, Sri Lanka. No mention of the tea garden (anyone?), but a silver teapot and gold tweezers were all part of the service of this tea.

This is great publicity, and a bit of fun, and roundly reminds me of the need to write a blog post on the value of tea – a vastly under priced product. But, at £160 per cup, I'd want to keep the gold tweezers.

How much are you prepared to spend on a cup? 


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