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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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African Solstice

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.

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. Karen J.
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    Best tea ever

    This tea is so amazing even my husband loves it, Plus no headaches from the tea which is great. This Tea has amazing flavor.

    07/03/18 | LAS VEGAS, NV
  2. Luisa R.
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    LOVE this excellent value package!

    I love most Tea Forte teas but African Solstice is one of my top 3 favorites. Highly recommend it and it's great hot or cold!

    06/18/18 | Roswell, GA
  3. Jean S.
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    Best tea ever!

    This is my favorite tea, I order it by the pound. I first tried it when vacationing in Sweden. Thank you for this wonderful caffeine free tea for those of us who cannot tolerate caffeine.

    06/16/18 | Mansfield, OH
  4. Maria d.
    Verified Buyer

    Wonderful tea!

    The African Solstice tea is so good, I ordered another lb to share with family and friends. Added the wild berry hibiscus to my order and received the pugg teapot and infuser as a free bonus! Super excited to make tea in my beautiful new teapot. Thank you Tea Forte for excellent tea and accessories.

    05/22/18 | Pittsburgh, PA
  5. Robert C.
    Verified Buyer

    Best herbal tea I have ever tasted.

    05/20/18 | Hendrson, TX
  6. Maria d.
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent cup of tea!

    This is my second purchase of the 1 lb African Solstice loose tea in the past three weeks, I loved it so much I’m giving some to my family and friends. It smells wonderful with hints of berries, roses and vanilla. It’s caffeine free which makes this tea enjoyable any time of day or night. The tea is delicious either hot or poured over ice, for a refreshing cold drink. Thank you Teaforte for an amazing cup of tea.

    04/22/18 | Pittsburgh, PA
  7. SCOTT S.
    Verified Buyer

    my favorite herbal ever

    Really nice blend of red tea with flowers and berries (blueberry and cranberry I think) just a bit sweet. highly recommended.

    04/16/18 | Ottawa, Canada
  8. Danielle L.
    Verified Buyer

    Calming and refreshing

    Love making this drinkable tea over ice. So refreshing!

    03/27/18 | Columbus, OH
  9. maria g.
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    the best tea!

    great flavor love it!!!!

    03/22/18 | miami, FL
  10. Vin T.

    Received the Classic Collection of Herbal Teas for Christmas...

    I love the selection of Classic flavors but the African Solstice is my favorite!! I recently had to give up a lot of Black Pekoe teas and many of the herbals/green teas just Didn’t do it for me. I am a tea totaller and enjoyed full body robust teas. The African Solstice meets ALL the above... I know it has a hint of vanilla but it almost tastes and smells Like cocoa...the flavors are combined make me think of the perfect after dinner/dessert tea with a splash of honey! I recommend this particular flavor to anyone that loves a good ‘solid’ cup of tea. Its delicious and now I need to purchase a longer lasting supply! :)

    03/07/18 | White Hills, CT
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