But one big point is that YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE!
Don't buy them. Done. End of story.
I really don't get this John.
I really don't get why you, Kevin and a bunch other members here are so nervous about it. Surely there must be an answer. I can understand Kevin's point of view because he makes a living out of selling tea, but what about you other?
What are you talking about, passive/aggressive?
Do you read people's mind?
Questions are fine, but talking about faking documents is a bit over the line.
Xell: it was Chip that said that documents in private sector can be faked, not me.
Since it seems what I write isn't being read at all I'll quote what Chip wrote on page 27:
Even documents in the private sector can be faked. Just as you are paranoid of Japanese teas, I am of private sector documentation. [...]
Side note, we have a well for our water, used to have a well known local company test the water for bacteria, metals, minerals, etc. The guy would come out and take a sample and a week or so later, we would get a certification/report of what was in our water. Turns out, the guy was not testing the water and churning out false documents. Hard to believe someone could have such disregard for his fellow man, but it happens everyday in the private sector. The love of money is a powerful motivator.
Again, I'm put in my mouth words I haven't spoken at all. This is aggressive to me and I don't like it at all.