With African Solstice Tea, the masters of Tea Forte have created a truly seductive and exotic herbal tea endowed with life-giving nutrients and a colorfully layered palate. The base ingredient is rooibos tea, famed for its medicinal and refreshing qualities. African bushmen have been consuming it as a herbal remedy for centuries, and with good reason. The leaves of this “Red Bush” tea – grown only in a small part of Western Cape Province, South Africa – are filled with antioxidants, and contain no caffeine or tannins, making them a healthy choice tea with excellent drinkability. In African Solstice, sun-ripened blueberries and elderberries add fruity highlights along with numerous vitamins and minerals, while Chilean rosehips, mallow and rose petals bring a softly floral lilt to the tail end of each sip.
Buy this red rooibos tea in elegantly designed canisters of loose leaf tea, each enough for 50 servings. Unlike regular tea, rooibos will not turn bitter from over-steeping, so you can steep it as long as you like (we recommend at least 5 minutes in boiling water). It’s also great as an iced tea, and South African athletes often drink it as a natural fluid-replacer and thirst-quencher during exercise.
This South African tea is a creation of Tea Forte. This company began in Massachusetts in 2003, with a highly stylized product line based on traditional Japanese tea drinking ceremonies, intended to “elevate a cup of tea into an extraordinary experience for all your senses.” Today, they present an unparalleled variety of handcrafted teas and tea accessories with sumptuously decorated packaging. Enjoyed in over 35 countries, their products can be found in the most prestigious restaurants, hotels, resorts and luxury retailers, making them ultimate ambassadors of the tea-drinking experience.