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Old 18-09-2012, 03:43 PM posted to rec.food.drink.tea
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Default Anyone still drinking Tieguanyin?

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Trouble is, the soil buildup of pesticide residues, the fact that many TGYs
are blends from different farms, plus pesticides accumulate in clay soil,
and tea plants have natural tendency to absorb nutrients heavily from the
soil - all of those factors meant disaster for TGY market.

In China, even much of the domestic market is afraid to drink TGY. It's also
perceived as hurting the stomach - so it's a tea not looked upon favorably
now.


The domestic market is starting to worry about contaminated and fake foods,
just like happened in the US a century or so ago. I'm not sure that they have
the power to have anything done about it.

They're still growing guanyin tea in Taiwan, though, and some of it is
excellent.
--scott
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