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.

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.

Ingredients and certifications may differ slightly between our pyramid infusers and loose tea canisters for this blend, see package for details.

Read more about Rooibos Tea:
  • All About 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


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

    Caffeine Content (Mg)

    0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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    1. Leonora H.
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      It’s one of my favorites!

      Just started drinking African Solstice this past year. It’s one of my favorites besides Raspberry Nectar and Winter Chai. They’re each unique flavors but share enjoyability!

      02/16/20 | Sun City West, AZ
    2. Michelle L C.
      Verified Buyer

      I love this tea...

      I discovered Tea Forte during the holiday season while researching loose leaf teas for a request from my Secret Santa's wish list. I ordered the Large Gift Tin for my Secret Santa and the Tea Tasting Assortment Single Steeps Tea Chest for myself. My favorite tea from the assortment is the African Solstice. I decided to try it in the middle of the afternoon on a Saturday and fell fast asleep! I told my husband and he wanted to try it. Since there was only one sample in the assortment, I ordered a canister so that my husband could try it, and he fell fast asleep too! He loves this tea and uses it when he wants to get a good night's sleep. I forgot to mention that this tea has a nice flavor! Needless to say, I had to order the one-pound pouch and I will keep this in my tea rotation!

      02/15/20 | Temecula, CA
    3. Sarah m.
      Verified Buyer

      Late Night Treat

      This has become a late night favorite. I love that it has elderberry for immune support.

      02/14/20 | Colbert, WA
    4. Zadi G.
      Verified Buyer

      Very rosy

      Too sweet for my taste, I sometimes mix with more tart berry teas and it’s nice.

      02/14/20 | KANSAS CITY, MO
    5. Eileen C.
      Verified Buyer

      Can't get any better.

      02/14/20 | Colorado Springs, CO
    6. Jamey E.
      Verified Buyer

      Perfect end to busy day

      Warm, rich, non caffeine so helps me relax after a long day. I enjoy it with milk and honey.

      02/14/20 | Deerfield, IL
    7. Megean B.
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      I don't really get the rose in this, personally, which is great because I'm not really a fan of florals. To me it tastes like vanilla and berries, and it's a nice cozy cup when I don't want any caffeine.

      02/14/20 | Gaithersburg, MD
    8. ROBERT S.
      Verified Buyer

      african soltice

      Fast delivery nice flavoured cuppa tea!

      02/14/20 | ANCASTER, Canada
    9. IRA T.
      Verified Buyer

      Tastes great hot or cold

      02/14/20 | Tempe, AZ
    10. Victoria L.
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      My husband’s favorite!

      I, personally, would’ve given this tea less stars but it is my husband’s favorite and I think its OK. It does smell a bit cough syrupy like but not so much in the taste. I prefer a lot of others more but he loves it and I think it does seem to be a great immune boosting combo for winter especially with elderberries in it.

      02/14/20 | Lake Luzerne, NY
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