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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.

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. 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
  2. Lisa C.
    Verified Buyer

    Full of Flavor!

    I received this tea in a gift. I have to be caffeine free and have 'settled' for lesser flavor and body from my decaf teas. NO LONGER! This tea has a wonderful aroma and is delightfully full flavored. Warm and inviting, this is my new favorite tea!

    02/28/18 | Fuquay Varina, NC
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    Best way to wake up every day...

    I love my tea and this one is my favorite to drink every morning. The flavor is better than I expected it to be. Very smooth. Almost a vanilla flavor but better. Being caffeine free is a plus too for those of us who don't need the extra caffeine.

    02/28/18 | SAINT GEORGE, UT
  4. Lori S.
    Verified Buyer

    My son's favorite!

    I haven't tried it yet but this has been my son's favorite for about a year now. He tried it when we had gotten a sampler & said it was the best tea he has ever had! I purchased several canisters for him so he wouldn't run out for awhile!!!

    02/28/18 | WAYNESBORO, PA
  5. Christina W.
    Verified Buyer

    Best Tea Ever!

    This tea has the best and most magical flavor ever. I love that you can steep it for as long as you like. I drink it every night!

    02/28/18 | Sykesville, MD
  6. Susan D.
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    Great Evening Tea

    This is favorite in our house hold - great taste for after dinner that is a treat and will help you skip the carbs!

    02/28/18 | Santa Monica, CA
  7. Pamela S.
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    African Solstice

    A wonderful tea for the evening after dinner, as there is no caffeine.

    02/28/18 | Littleton, CO
  8. Yvonne H.
    Verified Buyer

    Delicious fragrant and smooth tea

    I love this tea.

    02/28/18 | Stevensville, MD
  9. Alaina H.
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    My entire family loves this tea both hot and cold. Tea Forte’s website and on line ordering makes it easy to acquire the product as needed.

    02/28/18 | Gilbert, AZ
  10. Natalie L.
    Verified Buyer

    Bright & Fruity Rooibos!

    I was born and grew up in South Africa, and so rooibos tea has a special place in my heart. It is not caffeinated and so you can drink it all day long. It is truly delicious with a splash of soy milk, which I feel enhances the unique flavors. Again, love the pyramid packaging!

    02/28/18 | San Diego, CA
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