The average price at Sale No: 22 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association (CTTA) auctions rose to ₹98.39 a kg from ₹97.92 in the previous week. This was the highest price in the last three months.
Darmona Estate’s Pekoe Dust, auctioned by Paramount Tea Marketing, topped the Dust tea auction and the entire CTC market when GLT Enterprises bought it for ₹219 a kg. Darmona Estate’s Red Dust, auctioned by Paramount Tea Marketing, followed at ₹212.
These were the only CTC grades which crossed ₹200/kg mark. In CTC Leaf market, Darmona Estate’s Broken Orange Pekoe topped at ₹171 followed by Darmona Estate’s Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings at ₹167. In the orthodox market, Kodanad topped at ₹252 a kg followed by Chamraj ₹230, Havukal and Karibetta ₹223 each.