Re: Is is okay to eat green tea leaves?

Well, when making cups of green or oolong with the leaves rolled up into little balls, it might give you an idea how how many leaves per cup, eh? Maybe 10 to 15 balls/pearls per cup? Like the Jasmine Pearl or Moroccan Mint... -LG > "Health benefits" here complys with tea culture. > Not medical. > > "Carl Hallen" wrote in message > news:AIgCa.28352$Io.2385344@newsread2.prod.itd.earthlink.net... > > I was just wondering - since green tea is supposed to provide many health > > benefits - is it okay to just eat the green tea leaves rather than use > them > > to make tea? > > > > Thanks. > > > > Carl > > > >
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Lady Greyer
With Dragon Pearls, I use 8 pearls per cup. Bert > Well, when making cups of green or oolong with the leaves rolled up > into little balls, it might give you an idea how how many leaves per > cup, eh? Maybe 10 to 15 balls/pearls per cup? Like the Jasmine Pearl > or Moroccan Mint... > > -LG > > > "Health benefits" here complys with tea culture. > > Not medical. > > > > "Carl Hallen" wrote in message > > news:AIgCa.28352$Io.2385344@newsread2.prod.itd.earthlink.net... > > > I was just wondering - since green tea is supposed to provide many health > > > benefits - is it okay to just eat the green tea leaves rather than use > > them > > > to make tea? > > > > > > Thanks. > > > > > > Carl > > > > > >
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Bert Fuller
The Winter 2003 issue of "Eating Well" magazine had a feature article on tea, including some recipes which used green tea leaves. www.eatingwell.com Warren Liebold > I was just wondering - since green tea is supposed to provide many health > benefits - is it okay to just eat the green tea leaves rather than use them > to make tea? > > Thanks. > > Carl > >
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Warren C. Liebold
Since this discussion goes on, I just would like to say that I have a full cooking-book of Chinese dishes all with tea inside. Some are very famous, such as Hangzhou Longjing leaves pan-fried shrimps. Regard to any possible or real jolting effect of tea: don't have tea if you are afraid of caffein; don't have wine and spirits if you are afraid of alcohol. LZ "Yan Void" ha scritto nel messaggio news:bc9so3$58n$1@ngspool-d02.news.aol.com... > The caffein in greentea behaves not like the caffein in coffee! > In greentee the caffein (or to be more precise: the alcaloid) is bound to > tannic stuff (don't know how it's called in english) and is therefore handed > to the blood circuit very slowly. Of course it depends on the tea and the > amount of caffein contained in the leaves which influence the effect on the > body. > But I think eating the leaves won't even have the jolting effect coffee has. > Nevertheless, if someone tries it, I'd suggest starting with few leaves and > see how it's working. > > greets > Yan > > "sjspinali" schrieb im Newsbeitrag > news:10ec7438.0306031900.39e98f68@posting.google.com... > > Gram for gram, your basic green tea leaf has a much higher caffeine > > content than any coffee. As to eating them raw...well, I'm not going > > to try it (unless it's a throwaway tea). No one's reported on health > > problems from eating tea leaves, but I imagine you can get quite a > > jolt. > > > > Any test pilots out there? > >
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Livio Zanini

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