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
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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. Mary L.
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      African Solstice ans Earl Gray are some of my favorites. Delicious

      08/22/19 | Lafayette, LA
    2. April G.
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      The event box was big enough to share this delicious tea with friends.

      African Solstice tea is my favorite tea to drink in the afternoon or evening since it is caffeine-free.

      08/22/19 | Dunedin, FL
    3. Deborah C.
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      Continue to enjoy each of these tea assortments and share them with my friends!

      08/20/19 | Fort Collins, CO
    4. Kathy D.
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      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. Diana G.
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      Lovely herbal tea

      I'm not normally a huge rooibos fan, but this tea has such a lovely smell and almost creamy flavor. This is my go-to herbal tea.

      08/20/19 | Cambridge, MA
    6. Sung Yon U.
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      Earthy and warm with soothing effect

      08/20/19 | Staten Island, NY
    7. Deb B.
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      This has a nice flavor!

      08/20/19 | Minot, ND
    8. Paul M.
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      One of my favorites

      One of my favorites

      08/20/19 | Katy, TX
    9. Tara B.
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      Best tea for Summer and Fall

      Lovely as hot or iced tea-great for the back porch.

      08/20/19 | Centennial, CO
    10. Karen H.
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      Every morning

      Love the aroma and fruit flavor

      08/20/19 | Orland Park, IL
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