The price of tea powder had an unexpected rise these days. The price has increased more than the double of this month alone. Tea powder, which used to cost Rs 80 per kg, is now selling at Rs 230 to Rs 250 per kg.
Branded tea powders cost around Rs 300 per kg. Tea prices have risen suddenly due to low harvest in all the major tea producing states because of floods and heavy rains. By the time of the lockdown, along with the harvest loss, production had dropped by 40 percent.