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AFRICAN SOLSTICE

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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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. Cynthia v.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      TASTY TEA TIME

      Any tea selection is soo delicious! The quality is unsurpassed! This makes a cup of tea that keeps the integrity for more than one cup of TEA! Great gift for tea lovers 😊

      12/17/18 | Oceanside, NY
    2. 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
    3. Teresa L.
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      5

      Amazing

      Grounding and an amazing tea to have, especially in the afternoon. One of my favorites.

      11/21/18 | SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA
    4. Ruth D.
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      5

      African Solstice Loose Leaf Tea

      What an Amazing Experience. A truly lovely blend I enjoy anytime. It satisfies my sweet tooth.

      11/16/18 | Levittown, NY
    5. 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
    6. Cheng-Khee C.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Excellent Products, Outstanding Service, and a Trustworthy Company!

      My wife and I cannot drink any tea or coffee with caffeine. After searching for and trying many different kinds of tears, we finally found our true love – African Solstice! It has a distinctively subtle, rich yet delicate flour, and a smooth and delicious taste! We have been drinking this tea several times a day for the past three years and also found it help us sleep at night! Oftentimes we also serve visitors African Solstice, and without exception, they all like it just the same as us. The online service is always outstanding. Recently we order two double-wall ceramic tumbler with stainless steel infuser: Kati Hanami Hanami and Kati Lotus. Somehow the Kati Lotus one was broken in shipping. We called the Service Department reporting the incident. The staff member on the phone was very courteous, apologetic and promised to replace it as soon as possible. Lo and behold, the replacement cup came in two days! I would not hesitate to say that I can trust the company with my life!

      11/04/18 | Duluth, MN
    7. Edith R.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      special blend

      A most enjoyable blend of flavors.

      11/02/18 | Orwigsburg, PA
    8. Laura M.
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      5

      African Solstice

      This tea is a great non-caffeinated tea. It is smooth and delicious. I love it on a chilly winter day when it is too late for caffeine. A touch of honey and a dash of milk....perfect.

      11/02/18 | Hartford, WI
    9. Linda M.
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      5

      Delicious

      My favorite rooibos tea. Delicious with just a bit of sugar.

      10/22/18 | Novi, MI
    10. marsel r.
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      5

      Exceptional Taste!!

      10/19/18 | miami, FL
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