Can you eat tea
Of course tea is edible.In the earliest days, tea was used for medicinal purposes, and people often chewed and eaten it. Later, people tried to boil the tea into tea soup for consumption, which gradually became the current tea drinking habit such as tea tasting and sencha.
Now we will also make tea into ultra-fine powder and add it to various foods, such as tea-containing tofu, tea-containing noodles, tea-containing cakes, tea-containing candies and so on. Usually when we drink tea, we sometimes eat tea leaves by mistake, which is completely irrelevant.
Is it good to eat tea
Since there are so many ways to eat tea, there must be benefits to eating tea.
If you look at the nutrients contained in tea leaves, eating tea leaves can indeed absorb more nutrients. Usually, we can only brew the water-soluble nutrients in tea leaves, mainly catechins, vitamin C, amino acids; the other part of fat-soluble nutrients cannot be brewed in water no matter how, the vitamin E in tea , carotene, dietary fiber, minerals, and chlorophyll are all fat-soluble.
Tea leaves are not all nutrients, such as caffeine, fluorine (existing in rough and old leaves), etc. If you take too much, it is not good for your health.
In addition, the current pesticide residues and heavy metals are basically fat-soluble. If they are soaked in water, the pesticide residues that can be precipitated are very small and have little effect on health. However, if you eat tea residues directly, you will directly ingest the pesticide residues and heavy metals in them. If you don’t know if it is organic tea when you buy tea, or if you meet a black-hearted businessman, it is better not to eat such tea residues.