African Solstice

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Brand:Tea Forte
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Sachet
Product page:African Solstice

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 7, 2010

Commercial Description

This rooibos blend is light and fruity with a soft vanilla note. Sometimes called 'red tea,' rooibos is an anti-oxidant-rich herbal tisane.

Brewing Instructions: (from Tea Forte)

Steep for at least 5 minutes in boiling water. Unlike tea, rooibos never grows bitter from steeping. Steep as long as you like.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic94 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
(330 reviews) on

I actually tried the loose version of this tea rather than the sachet, but the product page is the same as linked here.

I enjoyed this! I got two good steeps out of it. It has a nice, smooth feeling. It’s definitely a nice flavored rooibos.

Bonus: My son also loved the sunflower on the packaging.
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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
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Smooth and really well-balanced...the aromas of fruit, rooibos, and vanilla blend well; it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. A warming tea. Rich aroma but mellow flavor...no bitterness and a surprisingly clean aftertaste.

I was able to make two infusions (3 min. and 5 min.) with a small 8-oz cup, although I think it would be stretching it to brew a larger cup more than once. The second infusion was weaker overall but surprisingly balanced, retaining the same character as the first cup.

I'm impressed with this blend. A lot of fruit and vanilla rooibos blends are poorly executed and have an artificial taste but this one really works well. My only complaint is the price...it's so expensive ($1+/cup if you buy the pyramid infusers, and over 40 cents/cup loose) that I don't see why I would buy this over any of the outstanding loose teas available from any number of other companies in a similar price range.
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