The last London tea auction 29th June 1998

As the catalogue states a "Charity Auction" to mark the final auction in London after 319 years. Particularly poignant for us in the London Tea History Association as we try to maintain the heritage and history of tea in London. We have erected a tea plaque at Sir John Lyons House - the venue of this last auction. 
 

The last ever tea to be sold in auction was A Ceylon Tea (Sri Lanka) Hellbodde Flowery Pekoe invoice 147.

It commanded a price of £555.00 per kilo and was purchased by Taylors Tea.   

Order of Sale

Front cover

Last Tea Auction Front cover

Kenya breaks

Ceylon tea breaks