bagua7 wrote:Chinese green teas having the same level of contamination as Indian ones.
There are very few Indian green teas. Most are black/red teas. Darjeeling teas are mostly organic these days and are high mountain teas. While I can't provide real testing results, logic would say that these teas are purer than most other Indian teas just like some Taiwanese regions are purer than others. You can't lump every tea into the same category. But, I will agree with you in that the Indians and Chinese use heavy contaminants and pesticides.