Warden wrote:Although, if it does turn out that a good percentage of my leaf has pesticides, I would still drink it, and just start rinsing more.
DH's grandfather & uncles both sprayed DDT like they were on fire! Grandfather said that banning DDT was the biggest mistake the US gov't ever made. G'father also just mixed with hands and sprayed on an open tractor, no gloves or protective gear. He lived to a ripe old age of 80 and died of stubbornness IMO. I don't fear pesticides, but don't want to just blindly drink and hope what I've bought isn't contaminated.
chip wrote:Testing on more levels is needed. To rely strictly on the government to test a certain percentage of tea is not the final solution. I personally feel that consumers need to be more involved on some level. I am trying to get more involved.
I have switched all green tea to Japanese vendors after much reading and personal experience. I have had a number of chinese teas make me sick to my stomach. Never had a problem with green tea from Japan . . . coincidence?