African Solstice Loose Leaf Tea Canisters

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.

We're proud to offer our new loose leaf tea canisters, which now contain USDA certified organic tea. The weight of the tea ranges from 30-130 grams depending on the volume of the blend. Loose leaf tea canisters contain 35-50 servings. Matcha canisters contain approximately 12 servings. Each canister is 100% recyclable. View all our Loose Leaf Tea options, including one pound pouches, Single Steeps® Samplers, Loose Leaf Tea Trios, and more.

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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


    • 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. Debra G.
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      My favorite!!!

      This is AWESOME tea. I'm on my fourth can of this one!!!

      03/26/20 | Seal Beach, CA
    2. CINDY W.
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      Very flavorful and smooth at the same time.

      03/02/20 | Baldwin Hills, CA
    3. Samuel G.
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      A great exotic blend that goes well with being satiated.

      02/26/20 | Oakland, CA
    4. Nancy M.
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      Nice caffeine-free tea full of flavor and nice to have in the evening following dinner in place of dessert.

      02/25/20 | Indianapolis, IN
    5. Jennifer V.
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      Love it!

      It smell and taste so good!

      02/25/20 | Jamaica, NY
    6. Arianne B.
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      Love it

      Flavorful, perfect for evenings.

      02/25/20 | Gainesville, FL
    7. Sabrina S.
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      Very enjoyable

      Very enjoyable

      02/25/20 | Carp, Canada
    8. Nao F.
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      Best rooibos tea ever!

      I never tried rooibos tea at Tea Forte, and I love it! It completely upgraded my tea habit and is perfect when I feel like avoiding coffee. You might be surprised because it tastes different from the ordinary rooibos (it smells like the rich, fresh scent of berries and rose!). If you look for a non-caffeine tea in evening or at night, but not in the mood of white or green tea, you should try this out. As I will definitely purchase this loose leaf rooibos tea again, I would like to request Tea Forte to sell in bulk if possible.

      02/25/20 | Albuquerque, NM
    9. Joyce H.
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      Best tea I have ever had. Enjoyed it on a cruise, now it is my go to tea.

      02/25/20 | Toms River, NJ
    10. William W.
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      A nice rooibos tea

      A flavorful blend

      02/25/20 | Laurel, MD
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