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. Vera C.
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      Love it!

      01/01/20 | Annapolis, MD
    2. Marina R.
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      Love it!!!!!

      The best tea ever!

      12/20/19 | Brooklyn, NY
    3. Martin R.
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      Really great tea

      Beautiful package with a great selection of quality teas.

      12/10/19 | Punta Gorda, FL
    4. Joshua b.
      Verified Buyer

      My absolute favorite tea

      This is such a beautifuly flavored tea. This has become a staple that I must have on hand at all times. I love a cup right before I go to bed to put me in the right head space. Requires very little sweetening

      12/07/19 | Reading, PA
    5. Suzanne B.
      Verified Buyer

      LOVE LOVE LOVE this tea

      I have a-fib and am not to have any caffeine, it's really too bad because so many of the herbals just don't have any punch. I adore iced tea, but again most herbal teas just seem flat to me. When I discovered rooibos I realized I found something that had some real flavor, and then when I found your African Solstice I was in heaven! It's just great hot or iced. I make a big jug of sun tea on warm days, it seems the longer it sits out, the better it tastes, I find it doesn't ever get bitter. I love it. Thanks for such a nice product!

      10/23/19 | Corte Madera, CA
    6. Linda G.
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      I find this tea very quick to brew so the taste is mellow. If I brew is too long, the taste is too strong.

      10/21/19 | GOFFSTOWN, NH
    7. Rebecca S.


      This tea tastes wonderful but the aroma is what sets it above all the others in my opinion. So rich and soothing. I absolutely love it!

      09/30/19 | Birmingham, AL
    8. Gabrielle S.
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      Unique Taste

      Not sure what I was expecting with this one - it had so many high reviews, so I think my expectations were just a little inflated. That said, it's still a good tea, with some fruity notes mixed with more traditional red tea taste. Then again, it's not quite like any other teas I've had. I tried a sample and decided to give the canister I bought away as a gift. It seems to have been appreciated.

      08/30/19 | Eau Claire, WI
    9. Iryna K.
      Verified Buyer

      Great tea!

      This tea is my favorite. It tastes very flavorful and rich, I really enjoy it any time of the day.

      08/30/19 | brooklyn, NY
    10. Victoria T.
      Verified Buyer

      A favorite year-round for me

      This is one of my favorite teas- flavorful and great in the evening when I don’t want caffeine. It’s also one I don’t mind drinking cold!

      08/30/19 | Burt, NY
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