cindyt wrote:slurp wrote:vietnam, but sold as Ali Shan?
I love this answer! Possible, there are a lot of those nowadays.
There was a big scandal some time back where Taiwanese were selling SE Asian oolong as being made in Taiwan. Also, what was thought to be organic here SE Asia contained some nasty pesticides that are used in citrus production. So much funny business going on to make a buck. The good thing is that Taiwan usually has high standards and teas are tested regularly but no place is exempt from corruption.