or soaking or infusion
is not really a tea just as tea
is not coffee
. "Tea" is made from the leaves of tea plants. An herbal tisane is an herbal tisane. Strawberry leaves, infused as a tisane, are said by some to be good for respiration
. Fine and good and wonderful perhaps. However: this is not and can never be a tea. Tea is not good for
anything. Tea is tea. Tea
is a culture, a practice, an art form
. It involves tea. Not coffee (although coffee is wonderful) and not herbs (although herbs have their uses).
Please, some respect. A calculator is not a computer. A telephone is not a television. An herb is not tea.