The world’s most expensive tea bag was made by Boodles jewellers to celebrate PG Tips’ 75th birthday.

(The tea bag was valued at £7,500 and took three months to make. It was hand-crafted using 280 diamonds.

Pete Harbour a spokesman for PG Tips said: “As it’s our 75th birthday, we wanted to do something special to remind people just how much they love the great British cup of tea.”

The tea bag was made to be part of a prize draw to raise money for Manchester Children’s Hospitals, a charity chosen by workers at the PG Tips factory in Trafford Park, Manchester.)