Àjen wrote:Which is it? Does one say rooibos tea or just plain rooibos. While exhibiting my products at the World Tea Expo, I met an individual who felt it necessary to tell me over and over that it is not "rooibos tea"- but just plain "rooibos".
Now, I understand that there are some tea lovers will only call camellia sinensis varieties "teas"... but is it wrong for me to call herbal infusions like rooibos "teas"?
Welcome to the forum, Ajen...I hardly ever check out the rooibus forums, but since I did, I will add my 2 yen worth.
Perhaps for the average person to say rooibus tea, it is not a big deal, but if I was marketing rooibus at the world tea expo, I would call it by its proper name in order to prevent confusion over my products. Someone purchasing it could think you are selling rooibus blended with tea.
If I was a buyer at the expo, I would also be more inclined to buy from a vendor who is using proper names for their products, after all, there is enough confusion over names when it comes to plain tea, why add to the confusion.
But that is just me...I am one of the anal retentive ones.