A Review of Tea Forte's African Solstice Rooibos
To review this tea, I decided to once again utilize my awesome Tea Forte Cafe Cup!
Forte's website recommended steeping this for at least five minutes, so
I poured just-boiled water over one pyramid bag and let it steep. The
teabag actually remained in the cup for six and a half minutes, but I
figured this would not be an issue, as most rooibos blends rarely
The dry leaf smells delicious! Lots of tasty-smelling berry aroma.
liquor brews a deep, dark red, very nearly the color of some red
wines. While it still smells like berries, the berry scent has changed
to smelling very nearly like juice.
The taste of the steeped tea is very smooth, with a fullness that is
neither thick nor watery. The finish is much stronger in berry flavor
than is the taste while on the tongue, as though the dominant flavour
migrates seamlessly from rooibos to berry.
The smell of this tea was far more bold than the flavor, almost making
it a bit disappointing to drink. (I guess I shouldn't let the aroma set
All in all, it was a very tasty tea. Wonderfully
fruity, the hint of the rose petals that are part of this tea even peek
out in the aftertaste.
On my personal enjoyment scale, I believe I would rate this tea a 75/100.
Tea Forte's African Solstice can be purchased from their website, here.
Photo credit to Tea Forte.
This review was unsolicited and uncompensated.