forkyfork wrote:Yes, it's very annoying. I don't mind if people drink Celestial Seasonings TEA but when they say they like the fruit tea.. and that is the tea they are drinking, I just bite my tongue a little bit.
I mean, if you told a wine drinker, "I love wine! My favorite is sparkling grape juice" they would laugh at you for hours. How come other people can get away with similar stuff when it comes to tea?
Personally, I don't find it annoying in the least. I will smile, and take that as an opportunity to share my new tea knowledge with people. I will politely mention that "tea" is actually from a particular plant, and that "tisane" is what is referred to anything brewed from herbs, other plants, or dried flowers. People usually find it very interesting that there is a distinction. When one buys "tea" in the supermarket, this distinction does not exist so there is no way of knowing.
Folks on this listserv have always been so warm and welcoming, as well as patiently explain that "herbal tea" is not "tea".