Calling all tea lovers! Did you know that you can countdown to Christmas 2020 with a lovely brew each morning if you get yourself a tea advent calendar? And we’re not just talking plain old builders tea here – there are some seriously luxe editions up for grabs.
The Pukka tea advent calendar has the most delicious herbal tea bags you could dream of, and Fortnum & Mason’s tea advent calendar has a gin & tonic tea bag to enjoy. Keep reading to find your ideal brew, there are so many to choose from.
Newby London tea advent calendar, £69.99, Newby London
What do you get? 24 different reasons to put the kettle on - in the form of 24 luxury blends from Newby’s Classic Tea Bag Collection. In fact, since each drawer contains four individually wrapped tea bags, it's actually 96 delicious brews in total. No two days are the same, so each day promises a different premium black tea, green tea, oolong tea or tisane blend.
Why do we love it? With four bags per day there's enough to keep your going for the whole day - or to share if you're so inclined. And the stunning box - which is based on Newby's London headquarters - makes a beautiful display piece.
Teapigs advent calendar, £34.99, Amazon
What do you get? 23 single-serve tea 'temples' and a special surprise waiting behind door number 24! From teas to calm you down after a tiring day putting up the tree to ones that will give you that boost of energy you need to wrap up those last few presents! Low on stock so hurry if you want to grab one!
Why do we love it? The tea is really good quality, made out of big whole tea leaves. Big leaf = Big flavour... simple! Hence the tea "temples" – a roomy, mesh bag that gives the leaves the freedom to move about and release their big, bold flavour. It's the falvour of loose tea with the convenience of a bag.
Fortnum & Mason tea lovers advent calendar, £25, Fortnum & Mason
What do you get? Fortum’s tea advent calendar comes with 24 of their best silky tea bags - one per day – including Fortum’s classic flavours like Earl Grey and some of their more unique Oddi-Teas like the aforementioned Gin & Tonic Flavour Green Tea and Rhubarb, Rasberry and Nettle Infusion. ***Currently out of stock but check back for restocks.
Why do we love it? The art deco box is simply gorgeous, and these are seriously posh teas to enjoy in a fine china cup. Who wouldn’t want to start the day with G&T brew?
PG tips advent calendar for tea lovers, was £11.99 now £8.99, Groupon
What do you get? 48 tea bags – that's two per day. And we’re not just taking run of the mill PG tips here, there are special flavours included that you won’t find in the shops. It's currently out of stock almost everywhere but you can get one on Groupon for 25% off. Hurry!
Why do we love it? This tea advent calendar is designed with sharing in mind – so you can enjoy a brew with your other half in the morning when you open each door. Cute!
Pukka herbal tea advent calendar Christmas selection, £8.55, Amazon
What do you get? 24 tea bags of mouth-watering Pukka flavours, including wonderberry green, peppermint & licorice and blackcurrant beauty
Why do we love it? Apart from the fact the flavours are divine, it's great to know that all the teas are sustainably sourced and ethically farmed.
Twinings superblends advent calendar, £9.99, Twinings
What do you get? 24 bags of winter warmers – we’re talking green teas and infusions with botanical ingredients or an added vitamin or mineral
Why do we love it? These teas have a little extra. Starting your day with extra vitamins and minerals can never be a bad thing, right?
English Tea Shop organic advent tea calendar, £9.99, Amazon
What do you get? 25 pyramid bags of Christmassy flavours like Gingerbreat Treat and Festive Spice.
Why do we love it? With this tea advent calendar you get an extra brew to enjoy on Christmas day while most of the other ones stop on Christmas Eve. Plus this is an eco and ethical option – all the teas are organic and produced by traditional small farms in Sri Lanka. The 2019 English Tea Shop advent calendar is also still up for grabs if you’re so inclined.
The tea advent calendar, £60, Whittard
What do you get? 94 individually wrapped tea bags spanning the brands best loved black, green and white teas. There’s four bags per day over 23 days, and it kicks off with a special gift on the first day. We won’t spoil the surprise but let’s just say it’s a tea lover’s dream. ***Currently out of stock but check back for restocks.
Why do we love it? This gorgeous-looking tea advent calendar is the one for serious tea drinkers – the four bags will keep you going for the whole day. And the surprise gift is such a nice touch.
T2 Tea world of tea advent calendar, £20, Amazon
What do you get? 24 bags of ethically-sourced tea, including T2’s best-selling black and fruit teas, including delights such as Crème Brulee black tea and the caramel-tasting Sticky Date Delight flavour. Yum!
Why do we love it? The flavours in this one are delicious and it’s probably one of the prettiest tea advent calendars we’ve seen. This one ships in October or you can also order last year’s edition for delivery now.
Teabrewer unique tea advent calendar, £29.95, Amazon
What do you get? 25 premium tea bags – but, no, not the type of tea bags you’re thinking of. Each one of these is a teabrewer bag, filled with loose leaf tea. You pour boiling water directly into the bag, brew it, and pour. Each bag makes two or three cups. Watch the video below to see it in action! ***Currently out of stock but check back for restocks.
Why do we love it? It’s an original fun idea and the tea is strong and tasty – and there’s enough to share.
Vahdam Teas advent calendar, £61.82, Vahdam Teas
What do you get? It's an exclusive gift with 24 gold tin caddies filled with award-winning teas and presented in a luxury gift box. This tea set is a perfect gift for anyone who is very serious about their tea.
Why do we love it? For a home-grown brand like Vahdam, tea farmers are a priority and every time you purchase one of the Indian teas, a percentage of the revenue goes towards the education of the farmers’ children.
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