red tea


: 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
: 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

Examples of red tea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rooibos Tea Also known as red tea, rooibos tea is a caffeine-free beverage that is made from leaves of the Aspalathus linearis shrub. Lauren Manaker Ms, Rdn, Ld, Verywell Health, 20 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of red tea was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Red tea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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