New price records were set at Sale No: 10 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association (CTTA) auction.

“Two leaf grades, one belonging to Homedale Estate, auctioned by Global Tea Brokers, and the other belonging to Darmona Tea Industry, auctioned by J Thomas and Company, have fetched the highest prices among all CTC teas from all bought-leaf factories in all the auctions held so far in 2015,” CTTA Chairman Ramesh Bhojarajan told BusinessLine.

Broken Pekoe grade of Homedale Estate, auctioned by Global Tea Brokers, topped all CTTA auctions in 2015 when Vora Sons bought it for ₹253/kg. Broken Orange Pekoe Small grade of Darmona Tea Industry became second topper when Santhosh Tea Company bought it for ₹252.Red Dust grade of Homedale Estate, (₹200), auctioned by Global Tea Brokers, was the only other grade to enter the high-price bracket of above ₹200/kg.

Among orthodox teas from corporate sector, Chamraj topped at ₹242 followed by Karibetta and Kodanad at ₹235 each, Havukal ₹210. In all, 46 marks got ₹125 and more.

Quotations held by brokers indicated bids ranging ₹52-55 a kg for plain leaf grades and ₹100-165 for brighter liquoring sorts. They ranged ₹63-67 for plain dusts and ₹110-175 for brighter liquoring dusts.

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