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.

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


    • 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. Opal E.
      Verified Buyer

      A Favorite

      I mix it with Jasmine green tea. A great healthy flavor.

      06/19/21 | falls church, VA
    2. Wafa R.

      Yummy Tea

      The most delicious tea blend ever

      06/12/21 | Riffa, Bahrein
    3. Graciela S.
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      Great aroma! so soothing…

      06/07/21 | San Francisco, CA
    4. Maria d.
      Verified Buyer

      Excellent tea

      One of my favorite teas to drink every day and especially at night!

      05/28/21 | Pittsburgh, PA
    5. Cathryn G.
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      This is my favorite tea. It is most refreshing when made as iced tea (very cooling in the deep south) with just a touch of sugar or honey, but it's not necessary. My family friends also love it. Very light, nice balance of fruit and floral. It's also nice served hot.

      05/18/21 | METAIRIE, LA
    6. Jackie S.
      Verified Buyer

      Delicious and refreshing

      I first tried African Solstice when I received a gift of assorted Tea Forte teas. African Solstice was my favorite.

      04/25/21 | Pinellas Park, FL
    7. Nina D.
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      My favorite tea

      My favorite tea in the whole world!

      04/11/21 | Tempe, AZ
    8. Heidi G.
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      One of my favorite ways to take-care-of-me

      Such a delicious aroma - and the flavors are robust, without being overpowering. Has beautifully layered flavors of berry, rose, and mild spice.

      03/16/21 | San Jose, CA
    9. Gayla G.
      Verified Buyer

      This tea converted me

      Have been trying to become a tea drinker but nothing would hold my interest. This rich taste of this tea spun me on my feet. Seriously. AND it it has no caffeine—what??? BONUS!!!!

      03/15/21 | Ocean Springs, MS
    10. Dorothy R.
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      03/11/21 | Pflugerville, TX
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