African Solstice One Pound Loose Tea Pouch

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.

Enjoy our customer favorites in a one pound Loose Tea Pouch. Great for refilling our Loose Leaf Tea Canisters . This is the best value in loose tea we offer. Each pouch contains approximately 160-175 cups of 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. Maria d.
      Verified Buyer

      Excellent tea

      One of my favorite teas to drink every day and especially at night!

      05/28/21 | Pittsburgh, PA
    2. Donnell L.
      Verified Buyer

      One of my favorites

      Great tea. Like to blend with Blueberry Merlot.

      02/07/21 | Belvidere, TN
    3. Lucie S.
      Verified Buyer

      Our favorite tea from ''TEA FORTE''

      We discovered the African Solstice while we where on a cruise ship. After getting back home, I did my research and found out that Tea Forte could deliver it. Happy to be able to enjoy that tea at home, especially now....

      01/28/21 | BOYNTON BEACH, FL
    4. Kathy V.
      Verified Buyer

      Nice desert tea

      Trying to cut down on sweets. This is very satisfying after dinner or mid afternoon treat.

      09/02/20 | Zeeland, MI
    5. Moneer M.
      Verified Buyer

      Great aroma

      Will keep buying asap

      09/02/20 | Hollywood, FL
    6. hoa l.
      Verified Buyer

      A favorite after dinner tea.

      09/02/20 | MEDIA, PA
    7. Patricia S.
      Verified Buyer

      The Best!

      Real tea taste for those of us who cannot have caffeine and a real treat for everyone.

      09/02/20 | Topsham, ME
    8. Mary R.
      Verified Buyer

      I’ve enjoyed this tea so far! The flavor is great, but I wish I had chosen to get it in tea bags - the loose leaf has a lot of smaller components

      09/02/20 | Beverly, MA
    9. Vanessa B.
      Verified Buyer

      Lovely relaxing tea!

      This is the first tea by Tea Forte that I tried and I fell in love at first sip! Decided to get the one pound bag since I know I will always want to have the tea available.

      08/25/20 | San Francisco, CA
    10. Anita W.
      Verified Buyer

      Excellent Flavor!

      This is by far my favorite tea - I love the combination of flavors and just getting the burst delicious scents when I open the bag. Bravo!

      08/24/20 | Manteca, CA
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