African Solstice 15ct Single Blend Box

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.

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.

Read more about Rooibos Tea:
  • All About Rooibos Tea
  • The Benefits of 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

    Ingredients and certifications may differ slightly between our pyramid infusers and loose tea for this blend. For detailed ingredient information, please contact us directly or check the packaging.

    Caffeine Content (Mg)

    0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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    1. Sharon P.
      Verified Buyer

      African Solstice

      A delicious Herbal tea. I tried it the first time at my Dentists office! A great calming tea!

      02/07/21 | Walnut Creek, CA
    2. Jamie B.
      Verified Buyer

      A favorite in my home

      For me, personally, African Solstice is the best herbal tea I've ever had. The blend is so delicious that I will even use it along side my normal black tea in the morning to give me the best of both worlds - the caffien I'm looking for and the delicious flavor I crave.

      02/07/21 | Bremerton, WA
    3. Ava T.
      Verified Buyer

      One of the best herbal teas I've ever had!

      Discovered this as part of a tea tasting happy that I can now purchase as a single blend box option.

      02/07/21 | Indianapolis, IN
    4. Sun J.
      Verified Buyer

      my favorite!

      This is by far my favorite of all teas!

      02/07/21 | Bayside, NY
    5. Leah L.
      Verified Buyer

      Great tea -- great package

      I like this packaged version of African Solstice for entertaining -- It's a crowd favorite because the taste is simple yet complex. Plus it's refreshing hot or cold and is mixed with the perfect amount of fun (great for conversations )

      02/04/21 | Indianapolis, IN
    6. Jillian R.

      Delicious Balance of Flavors

      I love this one! I loved how the different flavors (rooibos, berries, rose) were balanced. No one flavor overpowered the others.

      02/04/21 | HYATTSVILLE, MD
    7. Barbara Y.
      Verified Buyer

      Getting hooked

      A good friend came over one afternoon and I gave her a cup of this tea. Then I gave her some to take home. It is now her beverage of choice. Hot or cold the taste is so satisfying.

      01/29/21 | Bloomfield Hills, MI
    8. GARY D.
      Verified Buyer

      My favorite brand of tea

      Tea Forte is my favorite brand of tea!  First of all, the design and packaging are exquisite.  I love the pyramid shape of the bags and that the little leaf at the top can hook over the edge of your teacup.  I am completely obsessed with the caffeine-free "African Solstice" flavor.  It is the most delicious flavor of tea I have ever had.  The fragrance alone makes me happy!  And the taste is like a fruity, intoxicating drinkable perfume elixir.  I have also enjoyed many of the other fabulous flavors and can't wait to try more!

      01/28/21 | Sherman Oaks, CA
    9. Amy P.
      Verified Buyer

      Delicious without any sweetener

      01/28/21 | BROOKLINE, MA
    10. Sara N.
      Tea Forté Connoisseur Tea Forté Connoisseur

      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
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