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.

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


    • 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. Sabrina A.
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      The most comforting flavor

      I love this tea!! It's great first thing in the morning and the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long stressful day. So happy that it comes in the 1 lb. bag. I wish some of the others I drink regularly did as well.

      07/07/20 | Oklahoma City, OK
    2. Olga B.
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      Great sweet taste

      Great sweet taste. I has been my favorite tea for last 2 years.

      02/25/20 | Henderson, NV
    3. Sandra V.
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      Top in Quality and Taste

      This is my family go to tea for the end of day. Wonderful taste every time! Give it a try, you will see how awesome this flavor is!

      02/25/20 | Alleman, IA
    4. Diane H.
      Verified Buyer

      An ongoing basic

      We drink this after meals and before bed. Very tasty and relaxing.

      02/25/20 | Trego, MT
    5. Vicky P.
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      Love the tea! Got me off drinking coffee daily!

      02/24/20 | Pendleton, IN
    6. JOSE V.
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      Tasty and full-bodied

      One of my favorite herbal teas, sweet and aromatic, with a dark intense character. I like the pouch as we drink it often

      02/22/20 | BOLINGBROOK, IL
    7. Anne-Josee L.
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      Amazing flavour - no cafeine!

      This is an exquisite herbal tea mix with a flavourful rooibos base and elderberries, blueberry and rose - SO GOOD 👍👍👍 and - no cafeine so perfect for the after dinner tea while reading before heading to bed :)

      02/22/20 | Amherst, Canada
    8. Rosemary B.
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      A Favorite with character (good thing)

      I keep coming back to this herbal tea. I enjoy red teas and the fruit is not overwhelming but adds to the complexity. I have yet to find any guest who does not ask about the tea while expressing enjoyment. An herbal tea with distinctive character.

      02/22/20 | FORT COLLINS, CO
    9. Kathy B.
      Verified Buyer

      Love African Solstice

      I love the African Solstice tea. I drink it every evening after dinner. It's my dessert. Delicious!

      02/19/20 | Orient, OH
    10. James M.
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      This is always a hit when I serve it to visitors

      02/17/20 | Aurora, IL
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