Cafe chain stops herbal tea sales in pesticide alert

The Standard
Date: May 05, 2015
By: Jasmine Siu

Coffee Alley, a well-known cafe chain, has stopped selling herbal teas after the 5_2015050422534330881alleyjasmine tea sold in its Taiwanese outlets exceeded the pesticide limit.

The revelation came after Taipei City government’s Department of Health yesterday released its latest investigation on tea products sold by the local industry.

Twenty-five teas, including nine tea leaf samples and 16 herbal tea samples, were inspected.

Of these, 17 were found to contain pesticide residuals, including six that exceeded safety limits. These included Earl Grey, Jasmine, Roselle, Rose and Chrysanthemum.     [FULL  STORY]

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