Tea bags.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: Eating tea leaves safe?
From: abacaxi.hotmail.com (Tsu Do Nimh)
Date: 9 Jan 1997 05:36:01 -0700

> I have some tea bags with various herbs in them. Is it safe to ingest them other than steeping them in the bag and drinking tea?

They are usually cloth or paper ... not harmful, but WHY?