African Solstice

Herbal Tea

From the soul of South Africa, this naturally caffeine-free, antioxidant-rich rooibos herb is layered with sweet berries and rose. A smooth and delicious cup.

Kosher Certified | USDA Organic

Tasting Notes

Flavor: tart, sweet, rich
Aroma: fresh berry with a whisper of vanilla
Color: bright orange-red liquor
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African Solstice
African Solstice

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About African Solstice

Tea Type : Herbal Tea

Tea Forté African Solstice contains Elderberries and blueberries, which add a fruity depth to this Rooibos tea and are also rich in antioxidants. Ruby red rosehips add an enticing balance of tart and sweet and are also rich in vitamin C, one of the safest and most effective immune-supporting nutrients.

African Solstice is a great anytime tea. Rooibos has a full-bodied flavor that is holds up to milk and sugar as a caffeine-free breakfast tea. Likewise, the hint of vanilla and berry add a touch of sweetness that can delight after dinner or for a mid-afternoon treat. Much less tannic than tea, rooibos is very easy on sensitive stomachs, and can easily be enjoyed with or without food. African Solstice pairs very well with rich flavors like caramel, meats and cheeses.

Afrikaans for "red bush," rooibos comes from the plant Aspalathus Linearis, which grows only in the Cedarberg area of the Western Cape province of South Africa. Rooibos has been consumed by Bushmen as an herbal remedy for centuries, but rooibos as we know it is a relatively recent invention. Techniques for producing Keemun black tea were imported from China and applied to rooibos in the early 20th century. A difficult plant to grow, cultivation techniques for Aspalathus Linearis weren't mastered until the 1930s.

Starting in the mid-20th century, rooibos consumption became very widespread in South Africa, spurred in part by beliefs that it can help with colic in babies. Generally consumed with milk and sugar in South Africa, rooibos has rapidly attained popularity in Europe and North America over the past decade or two, where it is often drunk without any additions.

Read more about Rooibos Tea:
  • All About Rooibos Tea
  • The Benefits of Rooibos Tea
  • Steeping instructions

    1. Heat water to 208˚F.
    2. Place tea in a cup and pour water over.
    3. Steep for 5 minutes. Unlike tea, rooibos never grows bitter from steeping. Steep as long as you like.

    Tasting Notes

    Flavor: tart, sweet, rich
    Aroma: fresh berry with a whisper of vanilla
    Color: bright orange-red liquor

    Ingredients

    • Organic rooibos
    • Organic elderberry
    • Organic rose hips
    • Natural flavors
    • Organic blueberries
    • Organic rose petals

    Ingredients and certifications may differ slightly between our pyramid infusers and loose tea for this blend. For detailed ingredient information, please contact us directly or check the packaging.

    Caffeine Content (Mg)

    0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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    1. phid L.
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      4

      Rooibos.

      This is a very good rooibos decaffeinated tea.

      02/26/21 | Sullivan, ME
    2. Devona D.
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      5

      So yummy!

      I almost didn’t order this tea but I kept coming back to it, so I gave in and ordered it. It had the best smell of the teas in my order and tasted exactly as it smelled. It truly is a hug in a mug. Delicious!

      02/18/21 | Sulphur, KY
    3. vanessa c.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      My favorite tea right now!

      This tea is so good, especially with a little honey! Caffeine free so I can have at any time of day and night!

      02/17/21 | WINTERVILLE, NC
    4. Debbie C.
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      5

      Healthy

      Earthy, but good!

      02/12/21 | Waynesville, NC
    5. Vicki C.
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      5

      Such a great flavor

      I was surprised how much I enjoyed this tea. I can got in a sampler and loved it from the first sip. Such great flavor.

      02/09/21 | PLEASANT HILL, CA
    6. Kathy A.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      One of my favorites!

      I don't usually like tea --but after trying African Solstice, I'm a convert.

      02/07/21 | Andover, MA
    7. Sharon P.
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      5

      African Solstice

      A delicious Herbal tea. I tried it the first time at my Dentists office! A great calming tea!

      02/07/21 | Walnut Creek, CA
    8. Emily H.
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      5

      I love it!

      It's very fragrant, like fruity and flowery smelling. It tastes just like it smells, which I really enjoy. It smells a lot stronger than it tastes, though, which I think is nice cause I wouldn't wanna drink a tea that strong. Anyway, it smells absolutely incredible and it's very calming to drink. It's my favorite tea for a calm summer night

      02/07/21 | Lake Charles, LA
    9. Jamie B.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      A favorite in my home

      For me, personally, African Solstice is the best herbal tea I've ever had. The blend is so delicious that I will even use it along side my normal black tea in the morning to give me the best of both worlds - the caffien I'm looking for and the delicious flavor I crave.

      02/07/21 | Bremerton, WA
    10. Janet D.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      African Solstice

      It’s a stress free buster indulgence at work, I drink it during my 15 minutes break. Thanks Tea Forte.

      02/07/21 | CHULA VISTA, CA
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