Monday, June 26, 2006

Rare tea fetches a record price at auction

At an auction in Las Vegas, tea connoisseur and entrepreneur Jennifer Cauble, of Fort Worth, Texas, bought 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of very rare, very expensive tea from India's Nilgiri region.


Her winning bid? Six hundred bucks a kilo, for a grand total of six thousand dollars, believed to be the highest price ever paid for black tea at an auction.



When told that his wife had just paid $6,000 for 22 pounds of tea, Mr. Cauble replied, "That does it. I'm getting that big-screen high-def TV now."


—Mellow Monk


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