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drank Rooibos by Tick Tock
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wonderful stuff…….good with a dash of soya

Robert Heaven

is Rooibos actually classed as a “tea”?

Rachael Kelly

Definitely…..Ringtons stock it so it must be

Robert Heaven

Ringtons also sell egg cups…

Rachael Kelly

Well if Ringtons sell egg cups then they must be fabulous ones, and the same for their Rooibos tea. They would not sell anything that is not top of the range.

Robert Heaven

But is Rooibos really a tea? Black tea and I think green teas also, are of the Camellia sinensis family. Rooibos is a broom like member or the Legume family..

Rachael Kelly

Tsk! Is the Pope a Catholic? I think you will find that any beverage
made from any part of a plant may be referred to as a ‘tea’, see definitions 1) and 3) below from the OED. I trust this allays your fears and answers your question.
Oxford English Dictionary:
Tea • noun 1) a hot drink made by infusing the dried, crushed leaves of the tea plant in boiling water. 2) the dried leaves of an evergreen shrub or small tree native to south and east Asia, used to make tea. 3) a drink made from the leaves, fruits, or flowers of other plants. 4) chiefly Brit. a light afternoon meal consisting of sandwiches, cakes, etc., with tea to drink. 5) Brit. a cooked evening meal.

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Robert Heaven

is Rooibos actually classed as a “tea”?

Rachael Kelly

Definitely…..Ringtons stock it so it must be

Robert Heaven

Ringtons also sell egg cups…

Rachael Kelly

Well if Ringtons sell egg cups then they must be fabulous ones, and the same for their Rooibos tea. They would not sell anything that is not top of the range.

Robert Heaven

But is Rooibos really a tea? Black tea and I think green teas also, are of the Camellia sinensis family. Rooibos is a broom like member or the Legume family..

Rachael Kelly

Tsk! Is the Pope a Catholic? I think you will find that any beverage
made from any part of a plant may be referred to as a ‘tea’, see definitions 1) and 3) below from the OED. I trust this allays your fears and answers your question.
Oxford English Dictionary:
Tea • noun 1) a hot drink made by infusing the dried, crushed leaves of the tea plant in boiling water. 2) the dried leaves of an evergreen shrub or small tree native to south and east Asia, used to make tea. 3) a drink made from the leaves, fruits, or flowers of other plants. 4) chiefly Brit. a light afternoon meal consisting of sandwiches, cakes, etc., with tea to drink. 5) Brit. a cooked evening meal.

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These are my favourite tea quotes:

“Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups on my table.” – Tang Dynasty. “Remember the tea kettle – it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings” – Anon

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