Unethical Chinese Tea Manufacturer - Pu Er Tea

@aeiou78 (3457)
Malaysia
November 25, 2011 7:02am CST
I paid around $12.00 USD or MYR 36.00 for three small promotion packages of Chinese Tea, Pur Er from a retain shop. Because of the color of the Pu Er tea was in deep dark brown, I suspected this was the artificial color. I used the bleach to mix with the Pu Er tea, the deep dark brown color totally retreated and changed to a totally transparent water. I were very surprise because tea is supposed to be a healthy drink. But, it is now to become a harmful drink which can fail our kidneys with those thick artificial coloring. A good tea is not supposed to mix with the artificial color. It is unethical to distribute those imported tea at our local market. I hope everyone who has the habit to drink tea, they must choose those tea with light color. May be, we should drink certain selected brands of tea which we are sure no artificial coloring inside. Let's test before we drink.
1 response
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
28 Nov 11
I did drink tea occasionally, but I have never encounter such a situation where the color come out from the tea leaf so much. I think it is better to buy the tea leaf from good reputation tea dealer instead of just go to any shop that we are not familiar with. I am not sure how do you test with the tea, but it seem that there are no standard test method to check if the tea leaf we bought are genuine. How sure are you that you test method is correct? Are you use the same method to try on other tea leaf as well, and do they give you the same result too?
@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
28 Nov 11
Only the artificial colors will have responses to the bleach. You can have your own experiment to test the response of artificial colors and the natural colors with bleach. Our kidneys will act as filters to block the artificial colors. After a long period of accumulating those artificial colors, our kidneys start clogging and fail it's function. The tea I bought was from a registered company which has it's retail outlet at the Aeon Jusco, Cheras. I felt very disappointed to the local Health department which never concern the health of the consumers very much.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
28 Nov 11
Since you bought it from Jusco outlet, you should be able to ask for refund on such a poor quality products. At the same time, I think you should report it to the consumer department so that they can take further action to stop such a product from entering to our market and further poison especially for people who never really bother much on the color or quality of the tea leaf.