The final auction of Coonoor Tea Trade Association for 2015 (Sale No: 52) will take place on Wednesday for which a volume of 10.49 lakh kg has been catalogued. This is as much as 1.89 lakh kg less than last week’s offer. Of this, 6.90 lakh kg belongs to leaf grades and 3.59 lakh kg, dust grade. As much as 9.49 lakh kg belongs to CTC variety and only one lakh kg, orthodox variety. Homedale Estate’s Broken Pekoe, auctioned by Global Tea Brokers, topped the Leaf auction and the entire CTC market last week when Vora Sons bought it for ₹218/kg. Darmona Estate’s Broken Orange Pekoe Small fetched ₹202. In the Dust tea auction, Darmona Estate’s Super Fine Dust grade, auctioned by Paramount Tea Marketing, topped when Belmount Tea and Produce Co bought it for ₹203. The market will remain closed for Christmas and New Year holidays and the first auction for 2016 will take place on January 7.

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