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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.

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. Gayle H.
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      Very tasty

      Interesting flavors.

      02/20/19 | Santa Rosa, CA
    2. Holly l.
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      African solstice

      My favorite loose tea and pyramid tea A unique and calming tea.

      02/20/19 | WINTER SPRINGS, FL
    3. SALLY R.
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      Love it!

      Very nice berry flavors, but not overpowering.

      02/20/19 | Grosse Pointe, MI
    4. Lisa S.
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      It's Enjoyable!

      This tea is what everyone is saying. A favorite of many. It is soothing for a nice afternoon tea. Even though the berries give it some fruitiness, it isn't overly fruity. I like my tea plain and the berries give it a slight sweet, but with a great caffeine-free herbal taste.

      02/20/19 | York, PA
    5. Lisa B.
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      My favorite

      Always a great choice for me. Love to enjoy with cream and honey along with a port wine on a cold winters night

      02/20/19 | media, PA
    6. Margo H.
      Verified Buyer

      Most delicious

      This tea is like a warm hug! So happy I found it! I have other Rooibos tea but they don’t taste half as good as this blen.d. Benefits: calming and helps keep my blood pressure down (not a substitute for my meds but needing less)

      02/20/19 | Glendale, CA
    7. Rekha M.
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      Best Seller

      We have been using Tea Forte for a high end pvt company and they will not veer away from Tea Forte so that already says a lot about their product. Lately, I have introduced African Solstice to our cafe's offerings, and this is by far the best seller! Customers love the aroma and the taste. The aroma from this tea permeates throughout the space. Our pvt client LOVES the pyramids and how they professional dainty they look. I am also glad I introduced Tea Forte's loose tea and the tisanes to the cafes.

      02/20/19 | SAN FRANCISCO, CA
    8. Maxwell S.
      Verified Buyer

      Amazing flavor

      Rich and lightly sweet, I steep the tea at least 3 times and it stills is full of flavor

      02/20/19 | SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
    9. Tetsuhiro U.
      Verified Buyer

      My Favorite!

      This is my favorite tea! It is very fruity, but not too sour. Also, it soothes a lot. I have been giving this tea to my friends as gifts, and all of them love this.

      02/20/19 | Arlington, VA
    10. Lesley R.
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      A constant favorite in my house


      02/20/19 | RICE LAKE, WI
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