red tea


Definition of red tea

1 : rooibos sense 2 Give yourself a non-alcoholic "happy hour" and unwind with South-African red tea or "rooibos" … a caffeine free low tannin tea-like beverage.— Stephen Exel
2 : black tea What Westerners call black tea is red tea for the Chinese. Although the color of the tea looks black, the leaves and soup after brewing look red.— Ye Jun

First Known Use of red tea

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Red tea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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