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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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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. Jennifer A.
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      5

      This is one of my favorite teas, and I highly recommend it, especially as an introduction to Rooobos teas.

      08/30/18 | Murrieta, CA
    2. Louisa A.
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      5

      Unexpectedly delicious

      This is a bold, fresh and very flavorful tea. It doesn't require anything else added.

      08/30/18 | BURKE, VA
    3. Tatiana S.
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      5

      wonderful tea

      my daughter and I love the taste of this tea.

      08/30/18 | Suffern, NY
    4. Tatiana S.
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      5

      wonderfull tea

      my daughter and I love the taste of this tea. and because it is loose it tastes even better

      08/30/18 | Suffern, NY
    5. Cynthia P.
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      5

      Delicious flavor. My favorite.

      08/29/18 | Northville, MI
    6. Carol Thomsen D.
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      5

      Berries and Rose

      I make this in a large batch and keep it iced in the fridge. It is a nice change on a hot summer day. It is also a beautiful color.

      08/29/18 | Fullerton, CA
    7. Robin C.
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      5

      My favorite!

      This tea is my favorite by far! I make sure I never run out!

      08/29/18 | Iuka, MS
    8. Stella W.
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      5

      My favourite tea

      This is my go to tea - love the flavours.

      08/29/18 | Bellbrook, OH
    9. Lorraine A.
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      5

      My all time favorite tea!

      This loose leaf tea is wonderful by the pot. Never disappoints and doesn’t degrade with age. Great for a “tea”, Or any meal. Great body and has many textures and flavors to it. Love it!

      08/29/18 | Hope, RI
    10. Frank F.
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      1

      Medicine?

      Unfortunately, it tasted like cough syrup to me.

      08/29/18 | Miami, FL
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