The Kyoto tea auction was held on April 26th. It seems that the quality is really good overall thanks to a favorable weather.
An average price per kg is 14,832 yen (about 1,100 yen higher than last year). And, the highest price is hand-made tea produced in Wazuka town, and is as high as 140,041 yen per kg!! The auction peaks around the beginning of May and will last until around July.