cloudyday wrote: tenuki wrote: witches brew wrote:
tenuki wrote:Rooibos? I thought this was _tea_ chat, not legume chat.
Biodiversity is important.
True, but I would generally go to 'biodiversity chat' for that. ;P
Well if you want to get specific, using your own criticism, we should call this place Leaf Chat. Considering a tea can be of any infusible organic substance, most usually from a plant of some kind (though there's also mushroom tea...I wouldn't recommend it, unless you're into that sort of thing).
Anyways, I don't mind rooibos. I have it every once and a while, usually if I don't want caffeine messing with my ability to fall asleep easily.
Well, if you want to dig down into tertiary meanings we have to include cattle¹, so now we are stuck with hot infusion chat, which sounds like some sort of new age group sex therapy or a Chick Corea fan club. No thank you. I prefer to think of tea as stuff that has to do with Camellia Sinensis
, it saves me from beef tea².
'My criticism' is that I prefer to call tea after the plant, rather than any hot beverage created via infusion. So no, using my criticism would produce 'tea chat', nothing more nothing less.
 American Heritage Dictionary
 Beef Tea
( Lest anyone be confused, this is all good natured joking and a bit of a long standing one on teachat between me and myself mostly.