Thoughts on this from anyone smarter than me?
What I've been doing is, after having my cup of tea, rip open the bag and collect and dry the leaves, then later use them as a garnish to put on food, or sometimes add into protein shakes, or whatever.
My reasoning is that besides the usual benefits that yoga instructors love, It's been shown to aid in nutrient partitioning ( http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/5_ways_to_improve_insulin_sensitivity )
Since most of the caffiene is supposed to have been removed in the first few moments of brewing, I'm left with a bunch of leaves that probably can be put to better use than sitting in the trash can.
I figure all of the good stuff couldn't all have gone into the water. That's like saying putting broccoli in hot water and drinking that is just as good as eating it.
Anyone know anything about eating tea leaves?