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.

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.

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. Vicki C.
      Verified Buyer
      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
    2. 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
    3. Beverly B.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      My Absolute Favorite

      This tea is robust and lively and seems like a black tea but is herbal.

      02/07/21 | Birmingham, AL
    4. Kelly R.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Love this tea

      This tea is wonderful!! It’s replaced my coffee!!

      02/06/21 | Inyokern, CA
    5. Denise T.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Favorite Tea!

      The event box is a great way to stock up on my favorite tea!

      02/04/21 | Carrollton, GA
    6. Lela W.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      African solstice tea

      Absolutely delicious tea, one of my favourites for sure!

      02/04/21 | Elora, Canada
    7. Anne F.
      Verified Buyer
      4

      Quite pleasant

      Love the fragrance and lightness of this tea. It’s a nice evening treat with a cookie or dessert

      01/29/21 | Beverly Hills, CA
    8. Jillian T.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      5 star tea

      Stayed at a hotel and they served this tea! Came right home and bought some. Not bitter, beautiful packaging and will be trying so other flavors!

      01/28/21 | Providence Forge, VA
    9. Jeff S.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Caffeine and flavorful make this tea a must-have.

      01/28/21 | Manalapan, NJ
    10. Alicia E.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Nice fruity blend

      I loved this tea from the first sip. The berry flavor is subtle and lovely.

      01/28/21 | Minneapolis, MN
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