african solstice

From the soul of South Africa, naturally caffeine-free, antioxidant-rich rooibos herb blended with the taste of berries, blossoms, and a wisp of sweet vanilla. A smooth and delicious cup.
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African Solstice

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Steeping Guidelines

Steep for at least 5 minutes in boiling water.
Unlike tea, rooibos never grows bitter from steeping. Steep as long as you like.

Ingredients

rooibos, elderberries, rosehip, blueberries, mallow flowers, rose petals, natural flavoring (vanilla and berries)

Caffeine Level

Naturally Caffeine-Free
Naturally Caffeine-Free

Certifications

Kosher Certified

Kosher Certified
African Solstice
Rooibos from South Africa, berries from Bulgaria and rosehips from Chile

Did You Know?

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.

More Info

Tea Type:  Herbal Tea

Origin:  South Africa

Rooibos is an Afrikaans word, meaning ‘red bush’. Rooibos tea, or bush tea, only grows in the ‘Cedarberg’ area (Afrikaans for Cedar Mountain), a very small part of the Western Cape Province of South Africa. This yellow flowered plant produces green needle-shaped leaves that are harvested in summer. The oxidation process transforms the green needle-shaped leaves into distinctive reddish-brown needles, giving it its name. The Rooibos needles are then processed in a similar way regular tea leaves are being processed. Rooibos is Antioxidants rich and contains no caffeine and tannins which can cause bitterness.

Tea Forté African Solstice also 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.

Tea Forté Rooibos tea is balanced by adding mallow flowers, rose petals and natural vanilla flavor.

Tasting Notes:

  • Flavor: The tartness of the berries balance with the natural sweet of the rooibos for a rich, fruity cup
  • Aroma:  fresh, sun-ripened berries with a whisper of vanilla
  • Color:  bright orange-red liquor
  • Strength:  medium bodied, smooth
Event Box

african solstice event box

48 pyramid infusers

$56.00
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Loose Leaf Tea Canister

african solstice loose leaf tea canister

35-50 servings

$15.00
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One Pound Loose Tea Pouch

african solstice one pound loose tea pouch

160 servings

$60.00
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single steeps® tea chest herbal single steeps tea chest

herbal single steeps tea chest single steeps® tea chest

28 pre-portioned pouches, two of each blend: African Solstice, Apricot Amaretto, Blueberry Merlot, Chamomile Citron, Cherry Cosmo, Ginger Lemongrass, Harvest Apple Spice, Kiwi Lime Ginger, Lemon Lavender, Mojito Marmalade, Raspberry Nectar, Strawberry Apple, Swiss Apple, and Winter Chai

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$28.00
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petite presentation box herbal tea assortment

herbal tea assortment petite presentation box

two pyramid infusers each: African Solstice, Chamomile Citron, Ginger Lemongrass, Harvest Apple Spice, Wild Berry Hibiscus

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$17.00
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presentation box herbal tea assortment

herbal tea assortment presentation box

four pyramid infusers each: African Solstice, Chamomile Citron, Ginger Lemongrass, Harvest Apple Spice, Wild Berry Hibiscus

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$30.00
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loose leaf tea trios loose leaf tea trio- herbal

loose leaf tea trio- herbal loose leaf tea trios

one canister each: Mojito Marmalade (organic), African Solstice, Harvest Apple Spice

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$15.00
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single steeps® tea chest single steeps tea chest

single steeps tea chest single steeps® tea chest

28 pre-portioned pouches, one of each blend: African Solstice, Apricot Amaretto, Black Cherry, Blueberry Merlot, Bombay Chai, Caramel Nougat, Chamomile Citron, Cherry Marzipan, Coconut Chocolate Truffle, Cucumber Mint, Darjeeling Quince, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Ginger Lemongrass, Green Mango Peach, Harvest Apple Spice, Honey Yuzu, Jasmine Green, Lemon Sorbetti, Lychee Coconut, Mountain Oolong, Orange Jasmine, Peach Brûlée, Raspberry Nectar, Sencha, Strawberry Apple, Vanilla Pear, White Ginger Pear

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$28.00
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tea chest tea chest herbal assortment

tea chest herbal assortment tea chest

40 pyramid infusers, two infusers each of: African Solstice, Apricot Amaretto, Belgian Mint, Blueberry Merlot, Chamomile Citron, Cherry Amour, Cherry Cosmo, Citrus Mint, Ginger Lemongrass, Harvest Apple Spice, Kiwi Lime Ginger, Lemon Lavender, Lemon Vervain, Mojito Marmalade, Raspberry Nectar, Spiced Ginger Plum, Strawberry Apple, Swiss Apple, Wild Berry Hibiscus, Winter Chai

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tea chest tea chest tea tasting assortment

tea chest tea tasting assortment tea chest

40 pyramid infusers, two infusers each of: African Solstice, Black Currant, Blueberry Merlot, Bombay Chai, Chamomile Citron, Citrus Mint, Cocoa Coconut, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Estate Darjeeling, Ginger Lemongrass, Green Mango Peach, Jasmine Green, Lemon Sorbetti, Mountain Oolong, Orchid Vanilla, Raspberry Nectar, Sencha, White Ambrosia, White Ginger Pear

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$55.00
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petite presentation box tea tasting assortment

tea tasting assortment petite presentation box

one pyramid infuser each: Earl Grey, Black Currant, Green Mango Peach, Jasmine Green, White Ambrosia, White Ginger Pear, African Solstice, Chamomile Citron, Ginger Lemongrass, Raspberry Nectar

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$17.00
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presentation box tea tasting assortment

tea tasting assortment presentation box

two pyramid infusers each: Black Currant, Earl Grey, Green Mango Peach, Jasmine Green, White Ambrosia, White Ginger Pear, African Solstice, Chamomile Citron, Ginger Lemongrass, Raspberry Nectar

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$30.00
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large gift tin world of teas

world of teas large gift tin

three pyramid infusers each: Bombay Chai, Moroccan Mint, African Solstice, Sencha (organic), Estate Darjeeling (organic).

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$25.00
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single steeps® world of teas

world of teas single steeps®

three pouches of each: Bombay Chai, Moroccan Mint, African Solstice, Sencha (organic), Estate Darjeeling.

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$15.75
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Customer Reviews (118) Write a review

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One of my favorite teas. Very flavorful.

03/08/17 | Eileen, Hockessin, DE

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Peaceful & Calming

This tea is a retreat for me. Anytime I need to unwind or relax this tea helps to shed away the layers of stress and worries.

03/07/17 | Anna, Fuquay Varina, NC

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser An Amazing Tea!

We have tried almost all of the many fine teas from Tea Forte, thanks to the selection of mixed single steep boxes/chests they offer. Without a doubt, this is one of the top five. Maybe the best. It is hard to say, because there are several that we really love. We like this with a bit of honey and sometimes a splash of milk or cream gives it a little extra richness. With or without, it's great!

03/01/17 | Don, Boylston, MA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Never been a loose tea girl before....

But now I am. I love having this tea daily and buying the bagged teas wasn't all that economical. By the container loose, it works out so well. I keep one at home and one at the office - I enjoy a cup or two daily. I definitely understand why this tea is often out of stock. Buy it when you see it. :)

02/23/17 | Wendy, Montgomery, OH

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Delicious, lovely and calming

This tea is such a great way to warm up a cold, rainy afternoon. African Solstice by the fire. Nothing better. Oh yeah, add my knitting and some nice music.

02/22/17 | LYNN, Granite Bay, CA, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Delicious

Intoxicating aroma

02/22/17 | Heidi, Westbrook, CT

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Great gift!

My friend is so happy to receive this delicious tea!

02/21/17 | Tetsuhiro, Arlington, VA

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One of my favorite teas from TF, if not my absolute favorite. Has a lovely blend of flowery earthiness.

02/21/17 | Jonathan, ATLANTA, GA

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I love this tea! It's so perfect at night with a sweet. The flavor is robust with just a hint of chocolate flavor.....

02/21/17 | Dorothy, Groveland, MA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser A soothing tea that just tastes great.

My daughter and her significant other love this tea. I gave a tin as a Christmas present to them. However, while they were at our house at Christmas they didn't bother to open their new tin, but proceeded to go to our cupboards and drink up our supply!

02/21/17 | Shawn, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Fantastic flavor

I was looking for a roobios tea and decided to try this one. I love it and will order again.

02/21/17 | Elizabeth, Far Rockaway, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My favorite tea

My husband and I love this tea. It has a mellow satisfying flavor. My favorite tea from. Tea Forte.

02/21/17 | Linda, Emerson, NJ

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Awesome flavor

02/21/17 | Manny, Covina, CA

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This is my new favorite tea. I especially like that it's virtually impossible to oversteep this blend. The perfect beverage for day or night!

02/21/17 | Jennifer L, Lombard, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The best non-caffeinated tea!

This is a tea you can drink any time of the day & it's always satisfying.

02/21/17 | Wendye, Las Vegas, NV

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Yum!!

Seriously!!! This tea is hands down my favorite! So good! I even got my only coffee drinking husband to love it, too! I keep a canister at work and home and drink this daily! The health benefits of all the antioxidants are an added bonus to the smooth taste of this tea! I will always have this tea on reorder!!

02/21/17 | Jennifer, Norton Shores, MI

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Great flavor

02/21/17 | Barrister, LOUISVILLE, KY

infuser infuser infuser infuser Good Quality

Nice flavor

02/21/17 | Xueying, College Park, MD

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Tried this tea based on reviews and it didn't disappoint!

02/21/17 | Kimberly, Bordentown, NJ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best Tea Ever

After trying Tea Forte's African Solstice, I gave up coffee. Best tea ever.

02/21/17 | bob, Trumbull, CT

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I absolutely love the smooth subtle taste of this tea. I can't drink anything else now! I've got my daughter hooked on it and I always recommend it to friends.

02/15/17 | Heidi, Barrington, RI

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This Rooibos tea is well blended and well balanced as far as taste. It's delicious and smooth

02/15/17 | Heather, Crosby, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Incredible!

A most delicious slightly fruity tea.

02/13/17 | Gayle, Rockport, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Amazing Tea

I fell in love with African Solstice the first time I tried it, much to the point where I ended up buying two canisters back to back. Since it is an herbal blend, it is great for drinking at all times of the day. The tea is naturally sweet so I'd recommend tasting it before adding sugar. It's truly an amazing Tea. I took it to a tea party and everyone loved it.

02/13/17 | Iris, Chesapeake, VA

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Yummy

02/10/17 | Donna, Eldersburg, MD

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Delicious and relaxing!

I have been drinking Rooibos tea ever since my wife and visited South Africa some years back. We had to been to China before that and bought their excellent Green Tea at a Tea plantation outside of Beijing but the Caffiene became too much. Enter Rooibus. Delicious ,with the nutrients as well ,but Caffiene- free! Then we discovered African Solstice by Tea Forte ,a delicious Rooibus blend and we were hooked. Love it!

02/10/17 | Laurence, Altadena, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Very nice flavor

The herb blend is perfect

02/10/17 | siobhan, marion, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best Rooibos Tea Ever!!

The best tasting Rooibos tea we have ever tasted. It has a wonderful flavor and a awesome fragrance. We were introduced to it on a cruise and bought it immediately on our return. My husband even gave up coffee for the African Solstice. Now my children are hooked.

02/10/17 | Kathleen, TRUMBULL, CT

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Great tea

Great tea

02/10/17 | Juliet, North Richland Hills, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Hubby's Favorite

My husband and girlfriend adore this tea and I keep buying as gifts for them. This time I got the big bag of loose tea and packaged it in some pretty containers as an x-mas gift. It looked nice in the clear container.

02/09/17 | Maria, Fulton, MD

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser THE BEST!!

I love this tea. I don't use caffeine and African Solstice is my favorite rooibos tea. It's naturally sweet, so I don't need to add any sweetner to enjoy the lovely flavor.

02/09/17 | JANET, Newnan, GA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best tea we have ever had!!

Best tea we have ever had!!

02/09/17 | Linda, Miami Springs, FL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Great flavors

Always flavorful and caffeine free.

02/09/17 | Tracy, Hillsdale, NJ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser A smooth, comforting tea that is delicious!

I love the gentle power of this tea. Sometimes tea is harsh, leaves a bitter taste in your mouth, or fills you up. Not this one. You can taste the blossoms and yet the blend is so smooth. Robust is probably a good word for it. I find it a wonderful comforting tea that has one of the best flavors of tea I have ever tasted. No sugar needed to make this tea shine, its berries and blossoms leave your palate more than satisfied.

02/09/17 | Rochelle, Lincoln, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The best roiboos tea I've tried!

Ever since i made one cup I couldn't stop till i finished the whole canister. Planning to get more

02/09/17 | Maryna, Great neck, NY

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One of my favourites in the evening

02/09/17 | Mindy, Thornhill, Canada

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awesome!! I love any tea from Tea Forte!

02/09/17 | Yuri, Hockessin, DE

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The Tea Impressed a Brit

I bought the tea as a Christmas gift for my dearest friend who happens to be British. She was less than thrilled when she opened the gift and told me she only liked "one kind of tea". Fast forward to January-she tried the tea and LOVED IT. She proudly served it to me on a recent visit and the tea was pretty darn incredible. My friend will be ordering this tea and so will I. Thanks Tea Forte for making me look good.

02/09/17 | Laurie, Poway, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Extremely great Aroma and taste!

The African Solstice is extremely great tasting and awesome to smell! I have rarely fell in love with a tea before now but this one is it! A sample was given to me as a gift and I have been buying it by the pouch every since. Try it, you will not be sorry!

02/09/17 | Joel, Kernersville, NC

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Good taste!

02/09/17 | Chihwen, San Jose, CA

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This tea is aromatic, flavorful and perfect for day and night. I carry it with me everywhere even when traveling. I am diabetic and it's hard to drink plain water all day long (I am not a water drinking person) but this decaf tea counts toward my water ration and it's perfect for every day usage. I am glad I found out about it.

02/09/17 | Nga, casselberry, FL

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Wonderful with honey or without

02/09/17 | Judy, Mountain View, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Interesting Tea

Love the floral and fruity favor! An interesting tea that I love to enjoy any time of day and year.

02/09/17 | Ashton, Fort Valley, VA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best Tea Ever

The African Solstice has been my favorite tea that I've tried. It is fruity and just the perfect cup of tea to enjoy any time of day!

02/09/17 | Jayna, BARWICK, GA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Love the pyramid shaped tea bags...

I love this tea. The flavor is amazing and full bodied.

02/09/17 | Denise, Frenchtown, NJ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Amazing flavor....

I love this tea. The flavor is amazing and full bodied.

02/09/17 | Denise, Frenchtown, NJ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Delicious

First tried it over ice, was not a fan. But hot - on a cold snowy day - it is absolutely a treat!

02/09/17 | Leah, BROOKLYN, NY

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Love this tea, and it reminds me of home!

02/09/17 | Melanie, MIAMI, FL

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So delicious. The best...

02/09/17 | elahe, Brooklyn, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser African Solice has become an old friend

When I got my sample set, African Solice was the first one I tried and I knew that I had to get a canister of it. Even after sampling several other types, this one is still my favorite and one I keep in my house at all times.

02/09/17 | Adrianna, New Florence, MO

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I love the taste of this tea. It's very unique. It's not your standard tea. A must try!

02/09/17 | Melissa, Divide, CO

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This has become my go-to evening tea.

02/09/17 | Bradley, Pelham, AL

infuser infuser infuser infuser Great tea

I do like this, although it's not my favorite.

02/09/17 | Angela, Glenmoore, PA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Love this tea

If I don't have my African Soltice tea everyday I feel deprived! Crisp, herbal heaven!

02/09/17 | Karen, Spring, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Perfection

This tea is a perfect blend of many luscious tones: berries, vanilla, and rose without caffeine. A delightful Rooibos tea. It is my favorite tea ☕️

02/09/17 | Kerriann, Holderness, NH

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Light and drinkable

A great mellow herbal tea. Very smooth and balanced.

02/09/17 | Kathryn, Chicago, IL

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It's OK.

02/09/17 | Micah, Wichita Falls, TX

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Excellent

02/09/17 | Bridget, Tolleson, AZ

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I recently tried Tea Forte African Solstice on a Celebrity cruise, and I'm hooked! I have cut my coffee down to 1 cup a day, and tried many herbal teas to replace my coffee through the rest of the day. African Solstice is the first one, and the only one, that does the trick. After I got home I immediately ordered some! Can't wait to receive it!!

02/07/17 | Lisa, Alta, USA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser One of My Favorite Teas Ever!

We tried this in one of the samplers that we got for Christmas. This was far and away the best in there. As soon as it's back in stock I will be buying a canister- yummy!

02/02/17 | Erin, Lexington, KY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Incredible flavor!

I absolutely love this tea! I have recently decided to go off caffiene, and have been looking for something to replace my morning black tea; this is it. The flavors are so rich and soothing, I want to sip on it all day long!

01/18/17 | Elise, Portland, OR

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Beyond! :-)

01/14/17 | Janice, PHOENIX, AZ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Exceptionally good

I absolutely love this tea. It smells gorgeous and tastes delicious. I enjoy how the flavors are strong and all come through in a complementary way. I primarily drink this at night, as a dessert. I use around 2- 2 1/2 teaspoons in about 8 oz of water and let it steep for 2-3 minutes. I have serious sweet tooth, but I've found all I need is a small splash of honey. It is very satisfying.

01/09/17 | Melissa, Buffalo, NY

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Love the taste

01/04/17 | David, Dollard des Ormeaux, Canada

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Great all by itself!

My Husband loves this tea.

01/03/17 | Renae, Stafford, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Amazing tea that arrived quickly as promised

We tried African Solstice at an afternoon high tea at a local resort and fell in love with it. So we bought two canisters online and have been making it into both hot tea and iced tea. It has a great flavor, never turns bitter, even as it sits, and needs very little sweetener, if any. I highly recommend it!

12/29/16 | Tina, Glendale, AZ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Smells and tastes heavenly

African Solstice not only is a joy to taste; it will fill your senses with pleasure as well. It is THE BEST tea ever! I make it in my Kati cup which I find to be the easiest and best way to make tea for one with loose tea leaves.

12/23/16 | Elizabeth, St Louis, MO

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Great for Tea Lover!

Smooth!

12/14/16 | Maria, Leominster, MA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser New to tea

A friend introduced me to Tea Forte, I normally don't drink tea so I thought I would give it a try. I am now hooked. The African Soltice with honey is amazing and taste so good after a long day at work. And so now I have hooked one of my friends onTeabForte as well! You must try!!!!

12/13/16 | Susan, Chesapeake, VA

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Great tasting!

12/12/16 | Darlene, New Bedford, MA

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This is the best tea I have ever had in my whole life. I always add a sweetener to my tea but this one doesn't need it, the flavor is awesome. I'm a random tea drinker or was until I found this one, wow!

12/11/16 | Miranda, Rancho Cordova, CA

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This is my favorite. Not too sweet or tart; perfect for evenings and bedtime.

12/10/16 | Linda, Stuart, FL

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i love your teas but you took my favorite off your list. please offer tupelo honey fig tea again. thanks

12/07/16 | debra, polk city, FL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Fell in love with African Solstice from Celebrity cruises

Ever since I tried the African Solstice tea during a Celebrity cruise, I fell in love with its subtle fruity/floral notes. A truly remarkable Rooibos blend that is second to none. I've tried other Rooibos brands but they don't come close to the Tea Forte one! I've ordered a bunch of their other varieties. Cant wait to try them all.

09/16/16 | Chloe, Toronto, Canada

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Nice mellow taste for a rooibos herbal. Not as spicy as other rooibos, which I like in Chai or Chai teas.

09/06/16 | john, league city, TX

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African Solstice has been our 'go-to' tea now for several years, it never disappoints.

08/09/16 | Greg, Melbourne, FL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Wonderful tea blend

I was served the African Solstice at Arizona Biltmore high tea. It is wonderful and I wanted more to share with family.

07/15/16 | Bridget, Tolleson, AZ

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My favorite, my favorite and will be top favorite forever!! Don't change a thing!

06/25/16 | Lisa, Leasburg, MO

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This tea is sweet without using sugar (but I do anyway) and is a perfect start to my day. I look forward to it every morning. I'm no professional tea taster, so I don't have the right words to use to describe it, but there's no sharpness or bite to it--just smooth, sweet, and nice. This is one of my favorites that I come back to over and over.

05/29/16 | Maureen, COLUMBIA, MD

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One of my all time favorites

05/12/16 | Claudia A, Clarkston, MI

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Oh. My. Word. This African Solstice has the best fragrance and flavor of any herbal tea I have ever tasted. This mixture is more an experience than just a cup of tea. I will be buying this blend for a very long time.

01/22/16 | Joyce, Bayfield, CO

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Absolutely Addicted

I first came across this tea in the Teaforte World of Teas sampler package (loved that!) I had absolutely no plans to drink African Solstice, it was just going to be that one sample I took for the team, because all of the others sounded WAY more appealing to me. Feeling adventurous one day after I had tried all of the other teas in the sampler pack, I decided to throw caution to the wind and give it a shot. I opened the packet and smelled it... this was at first a bit odd to me and I thought it smelled more like cough medicine than tea, but I was committed and went ahead and let it steep. After steeping, I gave it another sniff.. i still found it a little odd, but by the time my cup was empty, I had decided that it was actually kind of awesome. Already a little bit sweet with some vanilla flavor in the background and I loved how rich the color was. The next day, I made it again and enjoyed it more.. by day three, I was on my final sample and HOOKED. I LOVE the way it smells now, I love the way it tastes and I have been able to lessen the amount of sweetener I use. I quite honestly drink this stuff all day long. I make it when i get to work in the morning , drink it all day and usually have a cup at night. It amazing hot, and fantastic as an iced tea as well. I can not tell you enough how much I am in LOVE with this tea! This was my first ever rooibos adventure, and I am now a huge fan. I love that you can just let it steep forever and it never gets bitter. To be honest I will steep the same measure twice most days and it keeps on giving me a fantastic cup of tea. I'm really looking forward to trying many more rooibos blends from Teaforte in the future! This tea is not ONE of my favorites, it is my ABSOLUTE favorite. Thank you Tea Forte... I am an African Solstice addict for LIFE.

01/06/16 | Jessica, Gulfport, MS

infuser infuser infuser infuser I love this...

It's exactly as described. Soothing with a slightly acrid bite, I enjoy a cup before bed.

12/18/15 | Rebecca, Garland, ME

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My favorite tea

This is definitely my favorite tea, it smells so sweet and it has a floral taste. I would recommend it to others. I'll be buying my next can soon!

07/31/15 | Danielle, Wilmington, NC

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Great tasting tea!

I got this tea a couple of years ago as a Christmas it is a great tasting tea and I would buy it again!

03/09/15 | Ben, Mansfield, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser wonderfully flavorful

I had never tried a rooibos before, and tried it as the first in the sampler box to get it out of the way should I not like it. During steeping, it smells disturbingly like Robutussin, but I was determined to try it. It will be the first gone from the sample box because I love it. Didn't add a thing to it, and it is wonderfully flavorful.

01/24/15 | Anne, Conway, NH

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Such a beautiful taste!

I have a picky tongue. I brewed this in my kati cup and only put one teaspoon so it brewed pretty weak in 12 oz of water instead of 8 and I'll up the amount next time, however it was delicious! It smells heavenly and has a sweet, relaxing taste. I will probably drink this in spring and summer in the morning. I would definitely recommend this.

01/22/15 | Heidi, Nashville, TN

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This tea is the best I've ever had. Got it in a gift sampler. Will order it in bulk. Strong but not bitter and smells like heaven.

12/27/14 | Beth, Tucson, AZ

infuser Disappointed

Thought it would be good and something that I would like after reading the description and some of the reviews. The vanilla smell and taste was overpowering to me. I love the English breakfast and will keep trying flavors until I find another one that I like.

09/29/14 | NATHAN , DERRY, NH

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser I got this as a gift

I got a gift set and this tea was great. I tried the roobios sampler on adagio teas and I didn't like any of them. I don't like to add sweetener to my teas and this one is perfect. It also is caffeine free as a bonus. I bought a big bag of it I loved it so much.

09/25/14 | Kevin, huntersville, NC

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser African Solstice

African Solstice was easily the best tea I've ever had and will have in my life.

08/16/14 | Lyn, Ottawa, Canada

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The Fig Newton Tea!

So, yesterday I was up at central market, and I found this tea. I had no idea what to expect, so I bought it as a sort of random tea grab-bag for myself. When I got home, I opened the tin, got it all ready, and took a sniff, and let me tell you, this tea smells almost EXACTLY like fig newtons, but even better! It has sort of an extra sweetness and richness to its' scent over fig newtons, and that scent persists after you steep it, although while steeping, it starts to smell like oatmeal, the rich fig newton scent comes back once it's finished. The tea itself is also very pretty to look at, so that's also a plus. All in all, this is a really really nice tea! I would recommend that you try to get your own cheesecloth or teabags to use this with, because there's quite a few small particles that will come out into the tea if you don't use a really fine mesh steeping device, I suppose that's the natural quality of rooibos, since I'm a newbie to rooibos tea. Summary: If you like Fig Newtons, you will love this tea. If you like really sweet teas, this is your rooibos. If you don't like really sweet smelling teas and tend towards mroe grassy or herbal smells, this probably isn't your cup. It's a very, very nice tea for what it is, though, so I strongly recommend giving it a try!

02/12/14 | Anthony, Anonymous, OH

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser So Good It's Hard to Share

Tea Forte has taken it to the next level with this flavor. A friend gave this to me as a gift and it is my all-time favorite. I must admit that it is hard to share when people come over, but apparently my taste buds are selfish!

01/07/14 | T, Acton, MA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Delicate, balanced flavor

I purchased a sampler box as a hostess gift for a friend, and then forgot to give it to her on arrival. I discovered the box when I returned home and decided to keep it for myself. I'm so happy that I did. I have enjoyed many of the teas from the box, but yesterday I decided to have the African Solstice. Right away I knew it was a rooibos by the aroma, but the combined fruits and vanilla intrigued me. There was such a large amount of tea in the infuser that I steeped it in a teapot, instead of a mug. I loved that it was enough to make a whole pot, and that it was very light when steeped this way. I never use sweeteners in tea, and this one certainly did not require any with the fruits giving it just a hint of sweetness. I have liked rooibos teas in the past, but this one puts all others to shame. Love, love, love it!

12/30/13 | Susan, Marysville, OH

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser One of my favorites

This is a great tea & absolutely one of my favorites. I just had 2 in my Forte sampler box, but am going back to order it in the loose leaf tin. This is my first rooibos type tea & to me it has more substance & depth than the herbal teas I'm accustomed to. I'll be trying the other rooibos teas after having success with this one. Give it a try!

12/14/13 | sallie, Kamuela, HI

infuser infuser infuser infuser Fruity

This is a nice blend that smells wonderful in the tin and is very pleasant in the cup. It has a distinct, mild undertone of raspberry, which I like. Because of this, I am looking forward to trying some of their other raspberry teas. I also think this would be a good iced tea, though I have yet to prepare it that way.

06/23/13 | Denise , Pomeroy, OH

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i received a sampler box as a gift and only had one african solstice. i loved it so much, i went looking for more at a nearby store but they didn't carry african solstice. i was so upset! however, i was able to special order two tins of loose tea leaves. ahh, this tea is heavenly. it has a semi sweet undertone but not powerful like a fruit flavor tea. and the hint of vanilla is just divine. this will be my all-time tea from now on. good job, tea forte

06/06/13 | amt, san jose, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser this is one of my teas

I tried this at a cafe recently and I have to say this is one of my teas. My friend and I both enjoyed it. Now if only I could find a place that sells it here.

04/14/13 | Sydney, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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I have ulcerative colitis and a lot of coffee's and tea's have me sick . A doctor friend of mine had me to try the African Solstice and it was wonderful it didn't upset my body at all. Now I drink it cold & hot to relax my stomach all the time and it taste delicious. Bravo TeaForte

04/02/13 | YOLANDE, New Orleans, LA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Simply wonderful

I first tried African Solstice as part of a sampler pack of pyramid infusers and I knew I had to buy more of it. If anything, the loose tea is better than the pre packed tea as it allows you to use what provides the best flavor profile for your tastes. This tea tastes exactly like you imagine it would based upon the ingredients. Best of all, the berries impart their own natural sweetness that results in the tea requiring little or no sugar to enhance the taste. Definitely one of my favorites, I will continue to purchase.

03/17/13 | Kimberly , Nyack, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser One of my favs!

I have recently become obsessed with Tea Forte and the African Solstice is a top 5! I have yet to try one that i didn't like.

01/23/13 | Jason, Fresno, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Love at first sip

I received a tea forte sampler for xmas 2012. As soon as I opened the package of African Solstice and inhaled the aroma I knew I had found something very special. The anticipation while the tea was steeping was rewarded with wonderful surprise of the flavor. I added a touch of honey and did not find it too sweet. I LOVE this tea and will definitely order a good supply!

01/04/13 | Elizabeth, Madison, AL

infuser infuser Maybe if I had a cold...

I would like this better. The smell when I opened it was cloyingly sweet, so I was a bit skeptical. Upon first brew, I put in the usual amount of sweetener. I couldn't drink it. It took me a minute to figure out why, but my brain finally caught up to my sense of taste and informed me that it tasted like cough syrup. I figured I'd give it another shot, this time without all the sweetener. That thick, medicinal fruity flavor was still there. Once I got it in my head that it tasted like cough syrup, I couldn't even stand the scent. I asked my husband if he would drink it. He sniffed it and was not interested. I ended up sending the canister to a friend. She's never mentioned it, so I have no idea if she liked it or not... I was disappointed because this tea had such good reviews. To each his/her own I guess...

12/26/12 | Ashley, Arcadia Valley, MO

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My favorite tea

Fighting jet lag on my first evening in Ireland, the waitress suggested African Solstice after dinner. She brought it on its special tray with its tea pot and matching cup. I was enchanted by the presentation and noted the unique aroma. Sipping the tea without any additions, I thought it was the best tea I'd ever tasted. I returned to the restaurant several times and ordered the tea. When I came home, I search the Internet until I found Tea Forte.

11/28/12 | Christina, Austin, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Wonferful flavor

a great tea- bought it for a tea party and came back to buy two more cans for myself and more for Christmas gifts!

11/26/12 | rosalind, Pleasanton, CA

infuser Not my favorite

In fact, I thought it was awful. I'll stick with my green teas. Love Tea forte!

11/14/12 | Serena, Ocala, FL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Addicting

This is the most delicious tea ever. I've never tasted anything like it. Other teas don't compare. It is so flavorful and complex, yet delicate. The combination of the berries and vanilla are the perfect blend.

11/13/12 | Angelica, Memphis, TN

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser From Africa with love!

I have never found a non-caffeinated tea that I liked. They're always too weak & without much flavor in my opinion. This tea has changed my opinion of herbal tea. As soon as you pour on the hot water, the fragrance hits your nose & you know it's going to be wonderful! I drink it with milk & sugar & it has such a smooth & flavorful taste, it just satisfies my desire for a nice "cuppa" as we say in England. Way to go, Tea Forte!!

07/05/12 | Wendye, Las Vegas, NV

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Absolutely delicious

I received this as a present with the Kati infuser (which I also love!) and I cannot stop drinking it. It is simply one of the tastiest teas I have ever had and currently my favorite.

12/28/11 | Natasha, Washington, DC

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best tea ever

I think the African Solstice is the best tea I've ever tasted. I received a variety pack of Tea Forte teas as a gift and when I tried the solstice, I was blown away!

11/28/11 | Ken, Pittsburgh, PA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Delicious!

I first tasted the African Solstice at Framer's Touch, in Forest Grove, Oregon. After I headed home the taste lingered in my mouth. I couldn't get the tea out of my mind. I have since gone back and purchased two boxes. It is now my very favorite tea! And ... I am not a big tea fan but the African Solstice is now at the top of my list! It has just the right amount of everything.

11/22/11 | Jilliej, forest Grove, OR

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I came across the Tea Forte brand at a local specialty store. I purchased a box with several different teas, and fell in love with the African Solstice herbal tea. I have been drinking tea since I was a small child and am an aficionado. I have a cabinet full of teas of every imaginable flavor. Right now, I have been drinking African Solstice everyday and the other teas are languishing behind closed doors. Bravo to Tea Forte.

08/18/11 | Martha V., Metropolis, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Excellent! Wondeful even without sugar

I've been a fan of Tea Forte's blends for about a year, but only recently tried African Solstice. I wish I hadn't waited so long. It's now my favorite. The aroma is amazing and the flavor is so wonderful, you really don't need to add a thing. I usually brew it in a large pot and use it for iced tea. If I do that, I add just a tad bit of natural sugar. But if I drink it hot, I don't add a thing. It's so tasty just as it is. I hope Tea Forte never stops offering this blend.

06/25/10 | Rhonda, Washington, DC, DC

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser best tea I have ever sampled

This is by far the best tea I have ever sampled! I just had to share it with my family and friends!!

05/06/10 | Megan, Greenwood, SC

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser simply delicious

Mmmmm... simply delicious!

12/05/09 | Wendy, Lennox Head, Australia

infuser infuser infuser infuser "The scent of the tea is absolutely divine!"

"African Solstice from Tea Forté brings the best of those favorite flavors to life. The scent of the tea is absolutely divine! It smells like fresh, sun-ripened berries, with just a whisper of vanilla." <p>Read the full detailed review at: <a href="http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=6126" target="_blank">www.teareviewblog.com</a>

09/29/09 | Cindy, Webmaster Tea Forté, MA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser One Sip and I Was Hooked

In a little specilaty shop last weekend, I was given a sample of this tea. I'm a die-hard coffee drinker, but always wished I could find a tea I really enjoyed for the benefits of the antioxident and health properties (although I do confess to being a Chai Latte addict which is not even close to being a healthy habit), and this one is it! I purchased a large box of the silk infusions that day, and made my first visit to the website today. I'm looking forward to enjoying this delicious tea often, and am so happy to have discovered tea forte`!

06/24/09 | Inez, Baltimore, MD

infuser infuser infuser infuser It's great even without sugar

I prefer caffeinated teas, but this was perfect for when I was nursing and avoiding caffeine. I loved the taste of vanilla. It's great even without sugar.

05/21/09 | Mylinda, Cartersville, GA