'Slurp and Hoover' Golden Tips Tea is Liquid Gold, Most Expensive in the UK

A swanky hotel in London is serving up the UK's most expensive cup of tea-at-$600 a pot. The Rubens at the Palace in London offers the unique brew called Golden Tips. It costs $200 a gram, nearly four times the price of gold. So what makes it so pricey? It's grown in Sri Lanka, picked when conditions are perfect, and dried on a velvet cloth. Only a handful of people have shelled out for this liquid gold. The Queen isn't one of them--yet.
Published: 1:59 PM EDT September 2, 2019
Updated: 1:59 PM EDT September 2, 2019