African Solstice Event Box

Herbal Tea
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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.

Read more about Rooibos Tea:
  • All About Rooibos Tea
  • The Benefits of 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


    • Organic rooibos
    • Organic elderberry
    • Organic rose hips
    • Natural flavors
    • Organic blueberries
    • Organic rose petals

    Ingredients and certifications may differ slightly between our pyramid infusers and loose tea for this blend. For detailed ingredient information, please contact us directly or check the packaging.

    Caffeine Content (Mg)

    0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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    1. Barbara M.
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      My favorite flavor

      This tea is the best flavor tea I have ever tasted. The first time I had TEA FORTE African Solstice was at a local North Carolina restaurant and I was hooked instantly. I ordered it when I got home through Amazon the first time but then months later could not get the individual all African Solstice boxes so I ordered on Tea Forte website. Now I am hooked on several other flavors!!! Love it!

      10/28/20 | Candler, NC
    2. Theresa A K.
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      Makes night magical

      We have this tea every night it is one of my favorites to play scrabble by.

      10/10/20 | Chicago, IL
    3. Christine S.
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      Perfect mediation tea!

      This is my favorite quiet morning's sweet enough on its own no sugar or milk needed in my opinion.

      09/02/20 | Nortonville, KY
    4. Dawn S.
      Verified Buyer

      I love this tea!!!!

      Its fantastic... I actually have a cup in the evenings after along day. Not only is it something to forward to but soothing and just right at night.

      09/02/20 | WALDORF, MD
    5. Joseph W.
      Verified Buyer

      Wife loved it !!

      My wife didn't think she would like this tea, but it was a big hit.

      09/02/20 | Lake Worth, FL
    6. Charles R.
      Verified Buyer

      Smooth and with an inviting aroma

      I have been enjoying this tea for many years. The pyramid tea is suitable for every occasion and for everyone.

      08/30/20 | WESTON, FL
    7. alanah h.
      Verified Buyer

      My absolute favorite tea

      This is simply the most delicious tea. I haven’t found anything else that comes close to the lovely flavor of this tea.

      08/30/20 | fullerton, CA
    8. Anne H.
      Verified Buyer

      This has become my go-to favorite tea.

      08/30/20 | Midlothian, VA
    9. Sandra C.
      Verified Buyer

      I’ve given this tea to many of my friends and they loved it as much as I did

      I love this tea that I was introduced to on a cruise a few years ago and have been sharing it with family and friends ever since.

      08/27/20 | Diamond Bar, CA
    10. Debbie G.
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      The BEST tea ever!

      My new favorite - African Solstice. Wonderful for morning, even better in the evening!

      08/24/20 | Bouckville, NY
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