1. From another part of the world; foreign: exotic tropical plants in a greenhouse. See Synonyms at foreign.
2. Intriguingly unusual or different; excitingly strange: “If something can be explained simply, in a familiar way, then it is best to avoid more exotic explanations”
I just thought of this this morning; in this Globalized, multi-cultural world of 2016 can we use this to describe anything anymore? I became struck with this question after seeing this word printed on a box of Chai Tea
why are the spices listed on products such as this considered “Exotic” in the US? Because they come from some other place? By that definition all Coffee is Exotic because coffee beans don’t grow here to my knowledge [except Hawaii]—not to mention that most “exotic spices” can be found at every major grocery store chain; they are no more “unusual” than black pepper!
Anyway just me rambling about the fun of Marketing; so far I’m one of those people that is somewhat immune to buzzwords that trick people into buying something for a reason other than “eet tastes gud” and I just felt like putting it in writing =p