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African Solstice Event Box

Herbal Tea
$56.00
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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.

Event Boxes are the most cost-effective way to purchase Tea Forté gourmet tea. Each box contains 48 pyramid tea infusers. Choose from a variety of our classic blends of black, green, oolong, white and herbal tea.

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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.

Read more about Rooibos Tea:
  • All About Rooibos Tea
  • 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. Pamela D.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      My Favorite

      This is my all time favorite. My grandmother used to make iced tea that was very similar in flavor. It reminds me of her. I also drink it hot when I get to curl up with a good book, both listening to or reading!

      08/27/19 | Fairfield, CA
    2. April G.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      The event box was big enough to share this delicious tea with friends.

      African Solstice tea is my favorite tea to drink in the afternoon or evening since it is caffeine-free.

      08/22/19 | Dunedin, FL
    3. Deborah C.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Continue to enjoy each of these tea assortments and share them with my friends!

      08/20/19 | Fort Collins, CO
    4. Debbie G.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      The BEST tea ever!

      I enjoy the sampler boxes, but have found a new love! African Solstice is just sweet enough for a relaxing evening tea - it's mild but full of flavor. Wouldn't miss a night without it!

      08/20/19 | Bouckville, NY
    5. Jim B.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Entire Office Loves This

      Our office staff love tea time with this blend.

      08/20/19 | Temple Terrace, FL
    6. Cecily P.
      Verified Buyer
      3

      Not my favorite

      I think I’ll like it better for iced tea this summer.

      03/23/19 | durham, NC
    7. maia h.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Delicious!

      I love the flavor of this tea, and it is so beautiful. I feel so pampered when I’m drinking it.

      02/21/19 | WAUKESHA, WI
    8. Lisa B.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      My favorite

      Always a great choice for me. Love to enjoy with cream and honey along with a port wine on a cold winters night

      02/20/19 | media, PA
    9. Rekha M.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Best Seller

      We have been using Tea Forte for a high end pvt company and they will not veer away from Tea Forte so that already says a lot about their product. Lately, I have introduced African Solstice to our cafe's offerings, and this is by far the best seller! Customers love the aroma and the taste. The aroma from this tea permeates throughout the space. Our pvt client LOVES the pyramids and how they professional dainty they look. I am also glad I introduced Tea Forte's loose tea and the tisanes to the cafes.

      02/20/19 | SAN FRANCISCO, CA
    10. 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
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