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
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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


    • 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. Patricia H.
      Verified Buyer

      Best tea ever

      Love the flavor. Have it every night before bed to unwind from the stresses of the day

      06/19/19 | Lakewood, CO
    2. Marg and Ron S.
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      Africa Solstice

      We were introduced to African Solstice tea when we were on a cruise and have been drinking it ever since! Very smooth and soothing!

      06/02/19 | Waterloo, Canada
    3. Kristen B.
      Verified Buyer

      Love this tea!

      It has a subtle sweetness to it and it is smooth. It does not have a bitter tea taste. It's lite and refreshing. I would recommend this tea for all!

      05/27/19 | Madison Heights, MI
    4. Natasha M.
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      Tea Forte

      This tea is real smooth and good on the palate even without sugar.

      05/24/19 | COPLEY, OH
    5. Gregory K.
      Verified Buyer

      A rich robust flavor

      I love this tea. Its bold and flavorful and especially tasty for an herbal tea.

      05/21/19 | Daphne, AL
    6. Lorie B.
      Verified Buyer

      Too good to not buy!

      We buy our tea (all loose) from a local shop. We love it. However, I was sent a gift box of teas fro Tea Forte. They were really good, and I really enjoyed them. Bit again, love my local tea. There were however, 2 teas in the variety that just blew me away. The African Solstice was one of them. I've now purchased 3 canisters. It's just such an amazing cup of tea.

      04/14/19 | Bridgeville, PA
    7. Lisa U.
      Verified Buyer

      African Solstice Excellent Flavor

      The vitality of this caffeine free Rooibos blend tea is fantastic. It is a great alternative to other types of caffeine free tea like mints and fruity blends. It has a unique and satisfying flavor.

      04/08/19 | San Jose, CA
    8. Laura M.
      Verified Buyer

      delicious caffeine free tea

      African Solstice is one of our favorite caffeine free teas. I like mine with a splash of milk and honey. it is smooth and fruity but not overly fruity. give it a try!

      03/27/19 | Hartford, WI
    9. Cecily P.
      Verified Buyer

      Not my favorite

      I think I’ll like it better for iced tea this summer.

      03/23/19 | durham, NC
    10. Lynn C.
      Verified Buyer

      Soo favorful

      Flavorful yet not too strong with fruit undertones, pleasant to the last drop.

      03/13/19 | Sharon, MA
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