http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/ ... 2003647707
Interesting excerpts out of it
andRandom inspections of the more than 30,000 tonnes of tea that Taiwan imports annually showed that between 3.5 and 3.9 percent contain pesticide residues exceeding legally permissible levels
Surprising that Japan is one of the higher ones!The three countries that had the highest failure rates were India, Japan and Vietnam, with failure rates of 8.1 percent, 7.7 percent and 4.6 percent respectively
On the whole another reminder of how large the possibility is that what we buy as good Taiwanese Oolong, actually is sub-standard (or blended with) from other countries… buyers beware! 30,000 tonnes!
Not surprising by any means when you see how small Taiwan is on the whole and especially the area which can grow tea. Add to that how much Tea the Taiwanese consume themselves, you can guess how much is left to export.