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.

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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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. Roshanda s.
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      Nice and smooth

      This is a smooth tea that contains elderly which is good for your immune system

      09/03/20 | Upper Marlboro, MD
    2. richard h.
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      has been a nice change of pace from the bombay chai

      09/02/20 | oracle, AZ
    3. Kathy V.
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      Nice desert tea

      Trying to cut down on sweets. This is very satisfying after dinner or mid afternoon treat.

      09/02/20 | Zeeland, MI
    4. Moneer M.
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      The aroma is amazing !!

      Definitely will be buying more

      09/02/20 | Hollywood, FL
    5. Moneer M.
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      Great aroma

      Will keep buying asap

      09/02/20 | Hollywood, FL
    6. Michael W.
      Verified Buyer

      Favorite Blend

      This is a favorite in my family. The rich, full-body flavor of this herbal is very comforting after a long day and the blend is perfectly balanced for a delicious, calming tea.

      09/02/20 | Navarre, FL
    7. Christine S.
      Verified Buyer

      Perfect mediation tea!

      This is my favorite quiet morning's sweet enough on its own no sugar or milk needed in my opinion.

      09/02/20 | Nortonville, KY
    8. Helen G.
      Verified Buyer

      Most Amazing Rooibos Tea Ever!

      First time I tried the African Solstice was as a Single Steep in the TEA FORTE TASTING ASSORTMENT. I immediately loved it! I've had the rooibos herb teas before but none of them were ever as rich, tasty and soothing as the Tea Forte one. I make myself a little tea pot of the African Solstice tea and enjoy drinking it both hot and cold throughout the day. I'm very happy it's back in stock after 8 months of waiting!

      09/02/20 | Houston, TX
    9. Lisa B.
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      Birthday Gift

      I gave this to a friend for her birthday in March and she said it is delicious. Awesome ordering experience.

      09/02/20 | Chicago, IL
    10. Rebecca D.
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      This has become one of my all-time favorite flavors that Tea Forte makes. I love the delicate balance of sweet and earthy notes. It is a refreshing flavor that tastes fantastic hot or cold.

      09/02/20 | Burbank, CA
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