Yes for sure, generally searching ordinarily would be for a few keywords.
In this case, the person searching is one of the partners in the business, who will have entered the item in the first place. Every week there will be at least tens of updates, accumulating week by week, so many hundreds over years. They may search by title, which is just text. But they may have a particular extended description - the textarea - which they want to locate.
If our machinery is jiggered just to use text, we can go with that, certainly for now. But it is helpful to know we are getting what is designed, rather than something askew.