nada wrote: young sheng after a heavy meal is much better for breaking down fatty food.
if fat wasnt getting "broken down" and thus unable to be absorbed, fat would come out the other end (and be a very distinctive experience at that) and with it other nutrients and vitamins.... and in some time you end up with night blindness, skin problems, low calcium, osteoporosis, and bleeding. [this being a rather complete inability to absorb fat]
but i dont know if tea liquor that we drink has any emulsification properties
edit: it seems that green tea could actually INHIBIT digestion of fats ... <pubmed article>