I haven’t really had any “red teas” before that weren’t rooibos tisane, but today I was enjoying some of Teas Unique’s Whole Leaf Red Tea, and I realized that an oxidized “red tea” like this is pretty similar to black tea in flavor, and from some quick research online learned that it is basically the same kind of tea.
This tea’s shade is gray, and it is very flavorful, with a sweet mild taste. It smells nutty and slightly toasted, but the flavor is smooth and woodsy, with peach notes and outdoorsy flavors. While it is no longer available because it was from last year’s second pluck, there are other similar black teas in their Boseong collection, which they sent me recently and will be reviewing soon on here!
Overall, if you’re looking for a caffeine boost in a black tea alternative, Korean red teas are pretty close. It’s a perfect way to wake up in the morning, providing calm energy and robust flavor.
Let me know in the comments below if you have a favorite red tea!