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Old 04-01-2018, 02:41 PM
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Exactly. Back in the day of The Now-Defunct Tea Shop I often had occasion to explain to people that North Americans (myself included) tend to refer to anything steeped in hot water as "tea" even though "tea" is actually a specific plant, and "infusion" is the proper term for herbal mixes.
Not just North Americans, calling any random mix of twigs and leaves tea is prevalent in the UK as well
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Old 04-01-2018, 04:36 PM
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But, is it a lovely bunch of coconuts?

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Not just North Americans, calling any random mix of twigs and leaves tea is prevalent in the UK as well
Heck, y'all even use that term for an in-between meal fer cryinoutloud!!!

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Old 04-03-2018, 12:36 PM
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At this point the word Tea has undergone the same process as "Band aid" it pretty much means what "Infusion" does/did. At least in certain, very vocal, parts of the world.

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Old 04-06-2018, 12:39 PM
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A more "traditional" word would be "tisane", which basically means what "infusion" does, but without including oil- or alcohol-based infusions.

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Old 04-07-2018, 01:30 AM
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My two oldest daughters love those coconut water drinks the Sonic offers. Frankly coconut belongs on cakes and pies.
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