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Chamraj Tea tops for fifth consecutive week at Coonoor sale

P. S. Sundar Coonoor | Updated on July 21, 2013

Chamraj Estate continued to top Coonoor Tea Trade Association auctions for the fifth consecutive week with its Orange Pekoe orthodox leaf grade fetching Rs 235 a kg at Sale No: 29 held this week.

“Chamraj tea has been manufactured with the leaves plucked from the garden located at 7,500 ft above sea level thereby adding an exquisite flavour specific to high-altitude plantations. No chemical fertiliser or pesticide has been used in the manufacture of this tea. It is one of the exclusive eco-friendly teas available in India,” D. Hegde, member of Tea Board’s Tea Council of South India monitoring exports, told Business Line.

Among other orthodox teas, Highfield Estate got Rs 190, Kodanad and Kairbetta Rs 177 each and Havukal Rs 174. In all, 26 marks got Rs 125 and more.

Shanthi Supreme and Vigneshwar Estate topped CTC market at Rs 163 each followed by Crosshill Estate Rs 162 and Hittakkal Estate Rs 161. In all, 47 marks got Rs 125 and more.

Quotations held by brokers indicated bids ranging Rs 68-72 a kg for plain leaf grades and Rs 115-150 for brighter liquoring sorts. They ranged Rs 70-75 for plain dusts and Rs 120-160 for brighter liquoring dusts.

Published on July 21, 2013

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