...is a fully oxidized tea with a heavy body, full taste and relatively high caffeine content. Red/black tea (which is named red in China and black in the west) are picked, withered, rolled and shaped (this breaks the cell membranes of tea leaves in order to stimulate further oxidation) and dried. Although red/black teas have been often known for being the affordable simple everyday teas that a lot of people enjoy all across the globe, there are also a lot of examples of highly complex and breathtakingly refined red teas that should not be overlooked by any tea lover out there. Some of these are made out of solely tea buds, others picked from wild tea trees. For many, a truly stunning red tea can be a true revelation.