You should eat tea, according to research. It may sound odd until you consider that green tea, one of the healthiest drinks on the planet, is created by steeping tea leaves. What makes the tea healthy are the health-promoting nutrients steeped out of the tea leaves. Tea leaves are packed with healthy nutrients! Imagine if green tea is considered a superfood, how ‘super’ it would be to eat tea leaves. (Before you dash to the kitchen to rip open a tea bag filled with dried tea, keep reading.) Dried tea leaves contain fewer nutrients and tastes less appealing than fresh leaves (similar to how you’d prefer a fresh bowl of spinach leaves to a spoonful of dried greens powder). Here’s everything you need to know about why you should eat tea leaves.