the drink we call "tea" is made by steeping plant matter into hot water; usually, but not always, using the leaves of camellia sinensis. it is often sweetened. when fermented, this drink is called kombucha.
beer is a beverage made by steeping plant matter, from humulus lupulus, in hot water, sweetened with a grain malt, and then allowing that beverage to ferment.
comparing these two processes, one can make the argument that beer is a form of kombucha, and therefore is a type of tea.
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