Tess is a new brand for me- haven’t seen many grapefruit flavoured teas, so I thought it was worth less that $5USD to check it out. Note: Tess is apparently a Russian tea brand (thanks Martin for the heads up), so that may affect your decision to purchase.
It didn’t disappoint. The base is generic chopped black tea dust, but the grapefruit shows up distinctly. The mint is the next most prominent, but I don’t get a lot of the promised lemongrass. The combination of grapefruit and mint actually sounds horrible on paper (anyone ever made the mistake of drinking grapefruit juice after brushing teeth knows this) but is actually quite refreshing as a tea.
It is unique, and makes a nice tea for a summer morning. I drink a lot of tea and I can’t think of a duplicate for this. A surprising win for less than $5 for 20 teabags! I may try it iced as well, though I feel the black tea in it may not translate well to cold brew.
Flavors: Citrusy, Grapefruit, Mint