Being able to search on terms hierarchy in SP2010?

My testing so far has shown that if I apply a term to a document from the Global Term Store, the terms higher up in the hierarchy don't affect search. I don't think this should be the case, because why else would you have a hierarchy instead of just being flat like keywords?

Consider the following scenario: I have the following term set:

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... and I tag a document with "Case Studies". If I search on "Case Studies", I see the document in the results. However, if I search for "Templates", the document is not returned.

Why not? SharePoint is aware of the hierarchy. Is something not configured properly?
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jessc7Asked:
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SharePointGirlCommented:
The terms in your metadata restrict the search scope but you can't search on them.
Search is looking for particular words in the index. The metadata hierarchy allows you to restrict your search to only templates.
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jessc7Author Commented:
So I would potentially need to tag documents with both Templates and Presentations? Seems redundant, but maybe that is the way SP works...
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SharePointGirlCommented:
Yes, tagging at both levels would provide the search capability.
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