red tea

May 20, 2014, 02:18 PM posted in General Discussion

How do you say "red tea" in Chinese, given that in America, what we call "black tea" is called "hong cha" in chinese. Is it ?

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May 21, 2014, 05:48 AM

I never saw 'red tea'. So I googled it. It says'red tea' is 'Rooibos'. Since it was never popluar in China, there is no Chinese word for it.  :-(

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May 24, 2014, 10:38 PM

Rooibos is 南非茶 in Chinese according to Wikipedia and your suggestion seems correct as well. But as Vera says, it's not very popular in China.