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Advent calendars for tea lovers – countdown to Christmas with a luxury brew

Start each day in December with a lovely cuppa – whether you like Pukka or PG Tips

Katherine Robinson

Calling all tea lovers! Did you know that you can countdown to Christmas 2021 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.

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Teapigs advent calendar, £34.99, Amazon

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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!

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.

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Fortnum & Mason tea lovers advent calendar, £25, Fortnum & Mason

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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.

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?

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Pukka herbal tea advent calendar Christmas selection, £8.99, Amazon

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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.

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English Tea Shop organic advent tea calendar, £10.99, Amazon

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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.

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The tea advent calendar, £tbc, Whittard

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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.

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.

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T2 Tea world of tea advent calendar, £16.77, Amazon

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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.

 

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Vahdam Teas advent calendar, £51, Vahdam Teas

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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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