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Japanese Green Tea Leaves Sell For Record-Breaking 1.96 Million Yen

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Each cup brewed from the hand-rolled leaves would cost more than $30.
Just over two pounds of hand-rolled green tea leaves from Japan sold for a record-breaking 1.96 million yen—or about $15,500—at auction on Monday as fuel and material costs rise, according to Kyodo News, a Japanese news agency. A cup of tea brewed with two teaspoons of the Samidori leaves would cost $31, far eclipsing the typical price.

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