The current cost of tea in China depends on several variables including the type of tea and worldwide demand for it. Other determining factors include whether or not it is considered fair trade tea, international tariffs and the state of the Chinese economy in regard to international relations.
High demand specialty teas are sold for in excess of $4,000 American dollars per 100 grams. Fair trade tea also commands a premium. For the past several years, the price of tea in China has been rising. An increase in the demand for tea, as well as the growing Chinese economy, are commanding higher prices on the international market.