In February 2012, Greenpeace collected random samples of teabags made by the world's biggest tea brand – Lipton. Investigators randomly selected Lipton-branded green tea, jasmine tea, Iron Buddha tea and black tea from two supermarkets in Beijing. These four samples were sent to an accredited independent third-party laboratory to test for pesticides. Test results showed traces of pesticides that have been banned by China for use on tea plants and have been classified as highly toxic by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Pesticides in Lipton Tea