I am often amazed at how inexpensive most tea is when you consider the amount of manual labor that is involved in tea production. However, not all tea is so inexpensive. The priciest tea I know of was a Fujian Ti Kuan Yin that sold for $1200 per pound (which is about par for ultra-premium teas), and while that sounds expensive, it is still only about $6 per cup, and it doesn't sound so bad to pay $6 for a cup of one of the best teas the world has ever had to offer. It’s just difficult to think of that when you need to pay $1200 for a pound of tea.