TWG Brand in the news for pesticides

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Bok
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:37 am

The Mariages Freres rip-off brand TWG has been in the news in Taiwan, seems like some of their teas have tested positive for high levels of pesticides, unsafe for human consumption...

I will never understand how brands like this can make it in a country like Taiwan with amazing tea, selling their frankly quite terrible and expensive tea.

For those who don’t know, the founder is an ex-employee of MF and launched a brand which looks almost identical from a distance in their design style and also in their offerings. They even put 1837 in their logo even when they were founded in 2008. I mean, that says it all...
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:41 pm

Lol, i've just googled them. Can't decide between a "Napoleon tea" and a "Tea party tea"... but who cares as long as it is a grand cru prestige tea served in a haute couture golden caviar tin. :D
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:18 pm

I can't say I'm surprised. They market a tea that is covered in actual gold :lol:

https://twgtea.com/Products/Yellow-Gold-Tea-Buds
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:54 pm

teaformeplease wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:18 pm
I can't say I'm surprised. They market a tea that is covered in actual gold :lol:
You can lay your own golden eggs!
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Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:45 pm

teaformeplease wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:18 pm
I can't say I'm surprised. They market a tea that is covered in actual gold :lol:

https://twgtea.com/Products/Yellow-Gold-Tea-Buds
They don't even sell "a" tea covered in gold. They sell *several*.

https://twgtea.com/Products/Gold-Yin-Zhen
https://twgtea.com/Products/Amour-de-The
https://twgtea.com/Products/Golden-Rose-Tea
https://twgtea.com/Products/Immortal-Moment-Tea

That said, the one I still find the most interesting is the one with chunks of tree resin in it.
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