African Solstice 15ct Single Blend Box

Herbal Tea
$19.50
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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 your favorite blend at home or in the office with 15-count Single Blend Boxes. Each box has a tear-away opening revealing three mini-trays of 5 pyramid tea infusers. The compact box size is perfect for storing in a kitchen drawer or cabinet, making it easy to grab your favorite tea pyramids every day. The mini-trays can also be used as refills for our SELECT box or SELECT Tea Chest. Our 15-count Single Blend Boxes are now available in six most-sought-after blends: African Solstice, Chamomile Citron, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Jasmine Green and White Ginger Pear.
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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. Sara N.
      5

      My Favorite Rooibos!

      African Solstice has been my favorite rooibos tea for years—I’ve tested other brands and always come back to this one. I love that it’s decaffeinated and also high in antioxidants. And the flavor of this Tea Forté version is so fragrant and complex! I usually order the loose leaf tin but was excited to try this new 15-count single blend box. When I opened the package I was pleased to see how thoughtfully designed it was. Tea Forté always pays such excellent attention to detail and ease of use. Everything about it was beautiful—from the outer package, to the three trays inside, to the individually wrapped tea bags, and of course the bags themselves topped with their signature leaf. The flexibility of this packaging is genius. It not only looks pretty inside a kitchen cabinet or on the countertop—its smaller size also makes it perfect for tucking into a desk drawer at work or even into a suitcase while traveling. I’m excited to try some of their other flavors in this version!

      08/28/20 | Columbus, OH
    2. White-Yakoub R.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      African Solstice

      I love tea. African Solstice is my all time favorite. The blend is great any time of day and all seasons. I introduce my friends to it and they love it as well.

      08/24/20 | New Carrollton, MD
    3. Eileen M.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Wonderful

      This is my all-time favourite tea from Tea Forte and I love that I can purchase such a good supply in one box.

      06/16/20 | Ridgeville, Canada
    4. ANDREW S.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      This is wonderful tea for anytime of day

      I discovered this tea two years ago after I was told I couldn’t drink coffee. This tea has a bold taste, yet it is well balanced with hints of cranberry and citrus. It is my go-to tea.

      06/10/20 | BOISE, ID
    5. Alicia F.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      super!!!

      Easy to order, the tea is fresh and has such a great flavor ... just a great company to order from . I wouldn’t order from any other place . Thanks

      04/16/20 | Cape coral, FL
    6. Theresa K.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Great decaf night time tea

      My husband loves this tea

      03/16/20 | Chicago, IL
    7. Leversa A.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      So Smooth

      The first time I ever tried was at my best friend's house and I have been hooked. I have tried other flavours but I keep coming back to African Solstice. My favorite!

      02/25/20 | Starkville, MS
    8. ROBERT S.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      african soltice

      Fast delivery nice flavoured cuppa tea!

      02/14/20 | ANCASTER, Canada
    9. Pamela D.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      My Favorite

      This is my all time favorite. My grandmother used to make iced tea that was very similar in flavor. It reminds me of her. I also drink it hot when I get to curl up with a good book, both listening to or reading!

      08/27/19 | Fairfield, CA
    10. April G.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      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
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