Chewing tea leaves

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Chewing tea leaves

Postby BrandonTeaClub » May 25th, '11, 21:03

Okay, this is a weird question, but I thought I'd ask anyways.

Have you ever eaten a tea leaf? Not the little bits that escape your gaiwan, but a whole, infused leaf?

I ask because, giddy with caffeine on an empty stomach, I ate a leaf of the Dong Ding I had just had a rather lengthy session with. It actually wasn't that bad, all things considered.

Okay, I'm done being weird now. : )

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Re: Chewing tea leaves

Postby ChinesePottery » May 25th, '11, 21:39

Nothing weird about it I do it all the time.

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Re: Chewing tea leaves

Postby Chip » May 25th, '11, 22:23

It Japan it is considered wasteful to dispose of used gyokuro leaves!

They're grrrreat!

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Re: Chewing tea leaves

Postby tortoise » May 26th, '11, 10:15

Some taste better than others. You are not alone.

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Re: Chewing tea leaves

Postby ninavampi » May 26th, '11, 10:38

I wonder what the nutritional value of tealeaves is... They can't be bad for you... I bet they are actually good for you in some way...

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Re: Chewing tea leaves

Postby BrandonTeaClub » May 26th, '11, 11:17

The taste of this particular Dong Ding reminded me a bit of spinach.

I wonder if one would get any boosting effects from chewing on tea leaves, similarly to chewing on cocoa leaves or qat leaves.

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Re: Chewing tea leaves

Postby edkrueger » May 28th, '11, 01:04

Maybe. I think you would have to swallow tea leaves though.

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Re: Chewing tea leaves

Postby Merrill » May 30th, '11, 00:50

Not weird, but stains your teeth.

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