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Herbal Tea

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.

Kosher Certified | USDA Organic

Tasting Notes

Flavor: tart, sweet, rich
Aroma: fresh berry with a whisper of vanilla
Color: bright orange-red liquor
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African Solstice
African Solstice

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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:
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  • 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. Joslyn D.
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      Creamy and delicious

      It is robust with a creamy twist. I’m a black tea person but this is a great change of pace. Only wish the canisters still had the beautiful pictures of the teas on the labels.

      02/15/19 | Garden City, KS
    2. Susan R.
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      An Herbal Staple

      African Solstice is one of my 2 favorite herbal teas. It has warm and comforting flavors and is a perfect way to end the day. I am never without at least 1 canister.

      02/15/19 | Los Angeles, CA
    3. Joan A.
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      In June 2018 I discovered Tea Forte's African Solstice Tea during an Alaskan cruise. When it came time for holiday parties and hostess gifts, I wanted to share this wonderful tea with special friends. African Solstice tea is wonderfully layered with refreshing blooms of flavor. Every sip is a glad moment. I bought gift boxes to share with family and friends who love refreshing teas.

      02/12/19 | Springfield, OH
    4. Gary A.
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      Excellent tea

      Originally bought with a tea sampler and became one of our favorites.

      02/12/19 | Hudson, NH
    5. Eileen B.
      Verified Buyer

      This tea is both delicious and soothing

      I had one sample tea bag full of this before I ordered the canister. It steeps in five minutes. Smells delicious and tastes better. Well worth the price.

      02/11/19 | Omaha, NE
    6. Ben G.
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      This has to be my favorite tea of all time. It smells and tastes delicious and is perfect at any time of the day; a great tea to wake up to in the morning if you don't necessarily need a caffeine boost, and a great way to wind down at the end of your day.

      02/11/19 | Centreville, VA
    7. Linda S.
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      Great tea.

      This is my favorite non-caffeine tea. It has plenty of body I. The taste, but no bitterness.

      02/11/19 | La habra, CA
    8. Ellen C.
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      Best tea EVER. Just opening the can makes me happy. This tea is fantastic, hot or cold.

      02/11/19 | Sonora, CA
    9. Patricia C.
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      Wonderful everyday caffeine-free tea

      I love this flavor when I need a change up from herbal teas. This has only a hint of fruitiness and is stronger than most herbal teas. Love it.

      02/11/19 | BROOKHAVEN, GA
    10. Emily G.
      Verified Buyer

      Always good

      It's hard to not love this tea. It has such an interesting, complex flavor, and there's no way to over-steep it. Plus, it's an herbal tea, so no caffeine - you can enjoy it at any time of the day. Just enough sweetness to be satisfying.

      02/11/19 | Manassas, VA
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