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. Suzanne B.
      Verified Buyer

      LOVE LOVE LOVE this tea

      I have a-fib and am not to have any caffeine, it's really too bad because so many of the herbals just don't have any punch. I adore iced tea, but again most herbal teas just seem flat to me. When I discovered rooibos I realized I found something that had some real flavor, and then when I found your African Solstice I was in heaven! It's just great hot or iced. I make a big jug of sun tea on warm days, it seems the longer it sits out, the better it tastes, I find it doesn't ever get bitter. I love it. Thanks for such a nice product!

      10/23/19 | Corte Madera, CA
    2. John C.
      Verified Buyer

      African Solstice loose tea

      This is perhaps my favorite tea. I love to drink it after dinner. The berries and rose make a nice combination.

      08/29/19 | BENSALEM, PA
    3. Patricia A. S.
      Verified Buyer

      No Caffeine

      I first tried African Solstice on a cruise and enjoyed the full-bodied flavor even though it was caffeine-free and from a tea bag. When I got home, I ordered a pound of loose tea and it was even better. Since I can’t have caffeine, it has been my go-to tea and I highly recommend it. I never thought I would find a caffeine-free tea that actually tastes good.

      08/24/19 | Topsham, ME
    4. Kathy D.
      Verified Buyer

      African Solstice my favorite tea for Spring and Summer.

      Tea Forte has the best selection of tea that I have found and the quality is consistent. I’m looking forward to ordering Harvest Apple Spice for Fall and Winter. Great gift ideas! Excellent Customer Service!

      08/20/19 | Marietta, GA
    5. ERMA D.
      Verified Buyer

      Arromatic, flavorful, AND lasts and lasts and lasts

      I can't believe how many times I can steep this tea and still have full flavor.

      08/20/19 | KANSAS CITY, KS
    6. Patricia H.
      Verified Buyer

      Best tea ever

      Love the flavor. Have it every night before bed to unwind from the stresses of the day

      06/19/19 | Lakewood, CO
    7. Marg and Ron S.
      Verified Buyer

      Africa Solstice

      We were introduced to African Solstice tea when we were on a cruise and have been drinking it ever since! Very smooth and soothing!

      06/02/19 | Waterloo, Canada
    8. Cindy L.
      Verified Buyer

      One of the Best

      One of the Best teas, well balanced taste, along with a multitude of Health Benefits

      02/18/19 | York, Canada
    9. kristi C.
      Verified Buyer

      This tea turned me into a tea lover!

      I was not much of a tea drinker. Ever. Until I ordered this tea one cold rainy afternoon. It was so incredibly delicious- like a warm vanilla fig Newton - the flavor was so subtle yet so divine. I took the wrapper home to investigate how I could get more of this amazing layered tea. Not only did I order several canisters as gifts bur ordered a huge bag for myself. As I was never a fan of tea prior to discovering this treat- i also had to purchase tea things- pot, infuser, kettle- because I have a new and delicious habit of brewing a cup each evening. Simply divine!

      02/18/19 | SAN ANTONIO, TX
    10. Benjamin N.
      Verified Buyer

      Kids loved it

      We all loved the flavor. It was sweet and soft and worked well for both morning and evening.

      02/18/19 | Brooklyn, NY
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