The comparison between W180 and any superior white tea may be a joke as cashew and tea are categorically different from one another.
But some similarities can be established as both belong to the expensive food and beverage items. When there are lavish spenders who can purchase the ‘Superior Grade Virgin White Tea’ around $1500/kilo, Why the price of the most scarce grade cashew kernel W180 should be just around Rs 9500-11000 for a Tin/Premium/11.340 kgs?
The percentage of the ‘Premium Grade W180’ is less than 2% of the global kernel production! Therefore if there is a collective effort, processors can fix $15/pound for the ‘Premium W180 Grade (Japan Export Quality),’ for the global markets and Rs 25000/Tin/!11.340kgs, in the Indian Markets.