I'm trying to understand if it's safe to eat tea leaves. Not as an evening meal, more about if I make a drink with loose leaf tea and leave the leaves in the bottom of the drink and drink some, will it cause any ill effect (drinking 10 cups a day).
My research on Google brings up many results, but everything I've found is about eating green tea leaves (and even that
matcha is a powder made from green tea for consumption). My question is about white and black tea.
Some sites I've read explain how little difference there is between the teas, and ultimately I can't find anything on non-green teas to confirm that it is safe (despite my instinct saying "hey, it's still tea, yes it's safe").
Is it safe to eat white and black tea (before or after it is used to make tea)?