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African Solstice Loose Leaf Tea Canister

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.

We're proud to offer our new loose leaf tea canisters, which now contain USDA certified organic tea. The weight of the tea ranges from 30-130 grams depending on the volume of the blend. Loose leaf tea canisters contain 35-50 servings. Matcha canisters contain approximately 12 servings. Each canister is 100% recyclable. View all our Loose Leaf Tea options, including one pound pouches, Single Steeps® Samplers, Loose Leaf Tea Trios, and more.

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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

    Ingredients

    • 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. Lorie B.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Too good to not buy!

      We buy our tea (all loose) from a local shop. We love it. However, I was sent a gift box of teas fro Tea Forte. They were really good, and I really enjoyed them. Bit again, love my local tea. There were however, 2 teas in the variety that just blew me away. The African Solstice was one of them. I've now purchased 3 canisters. It's just such an amazing cup of tea.

      04/14/19 | Bridgeville, PA
    2. Lisa U.
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      5

      African Solstice Excellent Flavor

      The vitality of this caffeine free Rooibos blend tea is fantastic. It is a great alternative to other types of caffeine free tea like mints and fruity blends. It has a unique and satisfying flavor.

      04/08/19 | San Jose, CA
    3. Laura M.
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      5

      delicious caffeine free tea

      African Solstice is one of our favorite caffeine free teas. I like mine with a splash of milk and honey. it is smooth and fruity but not overly fruity. give it a try!

      03/27/19 | Hartford, WI
    4. Lynn C.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Soo favorful

      Flavorful yet not too strong with fruit undertones, pleasant to the last drop.

      03/13/19 | Sharon, MA
    5. Hariclia C.
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      5

      Reorder this one

      One of my favorite teas with robust flavor.

      03/02/19 | Highland Village, TX
    6. Leonora H.
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      5

      Great tasting herbal tea

      Never thought I would enjoy herbal tea. This one proved me wrong!

      02/28/19 | Sun City West, AZ
    7. Mary-Ellen M.
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      5

      Tea at its Best!

      This herbal tea is the best tea I have ever experienced. A nice cup at bedtime and off to la la land. I highly recommend you to try it.

      02/26/19 | St. Louis, MO
    8. Samantha S.
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      5

      My favorite tea! I had it at the spa one day and now I can't stop drinking it!

      02/25/19 | Athens, GA
    9. Lorie W.
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      5

      My Favorite

      This tea has an amazing flavor!

      02/24/19 | Bradford, VT
    10. Linda B.
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      5

      One of my favorite teas! Perfect blend of flavors

      02/22/19 | Miami Springs, FL
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