New price and volume records were created at Sale No: 25 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association auctions when 85 per cent of the 18.74 lakh kg on offer was sold.

For the first time in calendar 2015, prices crossed ₹300 a kg. Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings of Vigneshwar Speciality topped CTC market when Jay Kay Enterprises bought it for ₹306 a kg.

Broken Pekoe grade of Hittakkal Speciality came close when Sree Sai Corporation procured it for ₹300. Darmona Estate tea, auctioned by Paramount Marketing, topped Dust market when Om Enterprises bought it for ₹201.

Kairbetta topped orthodox market from corporate sector fetching ₹246, followed by Kodanad ₹242, Havukal ₹240 and Chamraj ₹232.