The term herb commonly used in each infusion of hot water from being reported. People throw around the term "tea", in combination with all kinds of plants: peppermint tea, chamomile tea, red tea, tulsi tea; the terms used are almost endless.
Herbal teas are not technically tea:
It is true that herbal tea is not tea, meaning it is not cultivated by the Camellia sinensis tea plant. All true tea or suitable tea, including green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong and pu-erh comes from the same plant. These different varieties differ mainly used in the treatment method.
Alternatives to the term "herbal tea":
To clarify the date of this confusion, a set of tea connoisseurs have advocated for the use of linden word written ptisan alternately. Humans and many tea companies to continue to use the word "tea" to refer to beverages. Various known Dictionaries make tea herbal drinks, a legal use of the term refers to: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tea
People are probably the term "tea" in order to continue using the herbal tea; Since there is no convincing alternative service is not a battle worth fighting to try to change this application. However, we can also inform us about the actual difference between teas and infusions, so at least we know what people refer to when they use the term "tea".
Name confusion: Chinese red tea against South African red tea:
One of the confusing use of the term "tea" refers to teas is the case of the term "red tea", which has two distinct and non-overlapping use. In the culture Chinese tea, the term "red tea" refers to what most Westerners know as black tea: a dark brew from the leaves fully oxidized Camellia sinensis. This term is a literal translation Hongcha the term used to refer to the Chinese black tea.
Unfortunately, the "red tea" and another use: Used to refer Rooibos, a plant in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and grew up in used to prepare a beverage with the tea base.
Call it what you want: Herbs make delicious and healthy drinks:
Regardless of what you call them, herbal teas are varied and cover the whole range of flavors and aromas. Whether you call them is "tea", the injection of hot water herbs healthy and tasty and definitely know more worthy to drink and enjoy.