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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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African Solstice
African Solstice

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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:
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  • 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. Lesley R.
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      5

      A constant favorite in my house

      delicious

      02/20/19 | RICE LAKE, WI
    2. ANDREW C.
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      5

      Good

      good

      02/19/19 | FLUSHING, NY
    3. Doreen F.
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      5

      Warm comfort!

      Just the right cup of tea for warm comfort. Similar to a chai without caffeine. Simply a great cup of tea for the end of the day.

      02/19/19 | Massapequa Park, NY
    4. Madeline H.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      My go-to tea

      This tea has the richness of a black tea, and the pops of flavor of a bright, herbal tea- and it is caffeine free, too! It is by far one of my top teas, for the morning or any time of day. I prefer it most when hot, with a little bit of almond milk and honey. The only downside is that the Rooibos is rather small, and slips through my diffuser holes (meaning I sometimes get some leaves in my mouth with a sip or two), but is otherwise a wonderfully pleasant tea!

      02/19/19 | Gig Harbor, WA
    5. Cindy L.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      One of the Best

      One of the Best teas, well balanced taste, along with a multitude of Health Benefits

      02/18/19 | York, Canada
    6. Eric B.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      My fav

      This is by far my favorite tea. One of the best things i like is that you can't over steep this tea. Beautiful color and flavor.

      02/18/19 | Long Beach, CA
    7. kewana m.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Amazing tea

      A few yrs back I had a client I was working for and her daughter bought some of this tea for her. We tried it together and it was amazing. I've recently gotten into drinking tea a bit more and decided to purchase some of my own. It was just as delicious as the 1st time I tried it.

      02/18/19 | Los Angeles, CA
    8. aida z.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      instant love

      The first time I had this tea was at Seasons 52 and promptly fell in love with the flavor, color and aroma. It's a pleasure to sit down and enjoy the tea alone. It does not need sugar and is a perfect beverage with or after a meal. I wish it was less expensive.

      02/18/19 | oceanside, CA
    9. ANNA K.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      love this blend

      from the first moment I tasted this tea it became one of my few favorite blends!!! so satisfying and relaxing!!! I think I need to go make me a cup :)

      02/18/19 | Allen, TX
    10. Chad H.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      No more coffee

      I used to be a coffe drinker. A friend introduced me to Tea Forte and now, I only drink their teas! This tea has a nice sweet berry taste and no caffeine. Great in the evening.

      02/18/19 | Casper, WY
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