Been thinking about the various drinks that call themselves 'tea'. 'Tea' is not a process or a way of cooking it is a drink made from the tea plant just as coffee is a drink made from coffee beans. So why do we seem to call any drink involving hot water 'tea' ? If I ordered a van from a dealer and received a car with the excuse "oh it's made in the same way" I wouldn't be too happy so why is this acceptable with tea ? I'm not referring to the odd drinks that call themselves tea that are tea with various flavours - I mean the shameless imposters that are just not and do not contain tea. Is it beyond the ability of humanity to think of a name for these drinks so that we have to fall back on something completely different and pretend ? We don't call mead beer or whisky rum even though they are made in a similar way. Is the world just too lazy ? Ho Hum - rant over.