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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
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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:
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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. Gabrielle S.
      Verified Buyer
      4

      Unique Taste

      Not sure what I was expecting with this one - it had so many high reviews, so I think my expectations were just a little inflated. That said, it's still a good tea, with some fruity notes mixed with more traditional red tea taste. Then again, it's not quite like any other teas I've had. I tried a sample and decided to give the canister I bought away as a gift. It seems to have been appreciated.

      08/30/19 | Eau Claire, WI
    2. Iryna K.
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      5

      Great tea!

      This tea is my favorite. It tastes very flavorful and rich, I really enjoy it any time of the day.

      08/30/19 | brooklyn, NY
    3. Victoria T.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      A favorite year-round for me

      This is one of my favorite teas- flavorful and great in the evening when I don’t want caffeine. It’s also one I don’t mind drinking cold!

      08/30/19 | Burt, NY
    4. Michelle B.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      By far my favorite tea

      This tea is amazing. It’s great hot and cold.

      08/30/19 | Woodstock, GA
    5. Alan S.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      A Fruity Desert Tea

      Rooibos tends to do well in sweet-tasting tea blends, and this is no exception. The berries create a fruity palate that pairs well with the tea itself, and the aroma of roses keeps the whole affair seeming just a bit high-class. The taste is always light, and the addition of sugar or honey can make the natural sweetness even more robust. I'd highly recommend this tea to anyone looking for a caffeine-free accompaniment to sweet treats, either hot or cold. Time of day is irrelevant for enjoying this blend, and I personally find that a second cup quickly follows the first.

      08/30/19 | Wilton, ME
    6. John C.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      African Solstice loose tea

      This is perhaps my favorite tea. I love to drink it after dinner. The berries and rose make a nice combination.

      08/29/19 | BENSALEM, PA
    7. Lois G.
      Verified Buyer
      4

      Solstice Tea

      Interesting tea. Amber sugar brings it to a new level.

      08/28/19 | St Clair Shores, MI
    8. Raquelle J.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      My Go-To Gift Tea

      The flavor of this tea is great. Everyone I've served it to remarks upon it. It has the sweetness of a rooibos tea, but it's the best one I've found. It's herbal, organic and naturally caffeine free, but has the taste and heartiness of a black tea. I've been using it as my go-to tea to send as a thank you, in addition to drinking it every morning. It's one of those things you can serve to a guest that really surprises and impresses them.

      08/27/19 | Los Angeles, CA
    9. Lindsay C.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      I really like this one!

      It’s a flavor you have to get used to, but it’s great!

      08/27/19 | Augusta, KS
    10. Ay N.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Amazing!

      Awesome

      08/27/19 | ALEXANDRIA, VA
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