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African Solstice Event Box

Herbal Tea
$56.00
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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.


Buy two or more event boxes for $50 each! The $12 discount will automatically be deducted at checkout. Not combinable with sitewide sale offers.


Event Boxes are the most cost-effective way to purchase Tea Forté gourmet tea. Each box contains 48 pyramid tea infusers. Choose from a variety of our classic blends of black, green, oolong, white and herbal tea.
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African Solstice

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

    Ingredients

    • 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. Kelly B.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Best Tea Ever!

      As a diehard black tea drinker, I wouldn't have tried if I had known it was Rooibos tea, but I genuinely love it. A little bit of milk in the tea and it is perfection!

      12/02/18 | Citrus Heights, CA
    2. Eileen M.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      A top favourite

      This flavour just never disappoints - I love it. Every sip reminds me how very good it is. PLEASE, DON'T EVERY STOP MAKING THIS BLEND!

      11/06/18 | Ridgeville, Canada
    3. Eileen O.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Always delicious

      This is a relaxing but tasteful tea. Very African.

      10/08/18 | Saint Laurent, Canada
    4. Tatiana S.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      wonderful tea

      my daughter and I love the taste of this tea.

      08/30/18 | Suffern, NY
    5. Cynthia P.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Delicious flavor. My favorite.

      08/29/18 | Northville, MI
    6. Bridget T.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Perfect Party Favor!

      I used the event box as party favors included in my gift bag to my guests that attended a tea party to celebrate my birthday.

      08/29/18 | Tolleson, AZ
    7. Bruce W.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      African solstice

      amazing tea. Worth every penny

      08/28/18 | Ocala, FL
    8. Rose W.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Family Favorite

      When everyone is reaching for it you know you have a winner!

      08/28/18 | Castle Pines, CO
    9. Kevin L.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Rich Flavour

      African Solstice tea has a pleasing red colour with an outstanding aroma and rich taste. It goes remarkably well with a tasty tart or scone and is suited for any occasion.

      08/24/18 | Jersey City, NJ
    10. Harold B.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Our favourite flavour

      Amazing flavours

      08/23/18 | Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Canada
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