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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

Wittard of Chelsea tea advent calendar
Katherine Robinson
Katherine RobinsonSenior Lifestyle Editor
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Calling all tea lovers! Did you know that you can countdown to Christmas 2023 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 contains 24 of their luxury loose-leaf blends. Keep reading to find your ideal brew, there are so many to choose from.

Our Senior Lifestyle Editor, Karen Silas, is a big fan. "Tea advent calendars are a huge hit in my family, so both caffeine versions and herbal are on my yearly Christmas shopping list, she says. "And they're really a no-brainer no matter who it's for - who doesn't love a cuppa? No matter which calendar you choose, there's always a huge variety of so it gives you a chance to taste flavours that you might have never considered trying, and it's a daily treat that's actually good for you.

"I think the biggest hit of the ones I've gifted are the Pukka tea advent calendars. The teas are delicious and the packaging is eco-friendly - plus it's so affordable so always fits into my Christmas budget." 

How we chose the best tea advent calendars

  • Personal experience: As a team, we love our tea - and we’ve tried several of these calendars ourselves. The best ones are included in this roundup.
  • Reviews: Where we were unable to test the calendars ourselves, we scoured the web for options that scored highly on reviews from verified shoppers which rated them highly for taste, design and value for money
  • Price: Luxury tea advents aren’t cheap, but you certainly only get what you pay for. We balanced the higher priced advents with options that have a more competitive price point so there’s something to suit all budgets in this roundup.
  • Variety: Some tea connoisseurs love their spiced rosehip tea, and other drinkers are more inclined to sip PG tips. We tried to include something for every type of tea drinker.

Whittard of Chelsea The Tea Advent Calendar For Two

Wittard of Chelsea The Tea Advent Calendar For Two

What do you get? A total of 94 individually wrapped tea bags spanning the brands best-loved black, green and white teas. There are 24 trays filled with the likes of festive Christmas Tea blends packed with spiced aromas, to a reinvigorating mint, to a fruity Mango and Bergamot, and 15 more flavours to experience.

Why do we love it? This gorgeous-looking tea advent calendar is the one for serious tea drinkers – the four bags will keep you (and the rest of the household) going for the whole day. The box is sturdy and well-made and be used to store small items once it's been used - or you can refill it to use next year.

Newby Teas 2023 advent calendar

Newby teas advent calendar 2023

What do you get? Inside each of the 24 drawers of this gorgeous advent calendar, there are four individually wrapped fine blend tea bags, and no two drawers are the same. Delicious flavours include fruity Oriental Sencha, creamy Milk Oolong and warming Masala Chai as well as favourites like Earl Grey and English.

Why do we love it? You get FOUR bags in each drawer, so that's enough tea to last the whole day, even if you share. And the box truly is a work of art. Also, this advent calendar is part of Selfridges' Our For Communities edit, which includes brands that are committed to local manufacturing and products created with fair trade principles at the heart of the production process, promoting fair working conditions, pay and more - so by shopping it, you're supporting supply chains that prioritise community and worker wellbeing.

Teapigs advent calendar

teapigs 2021

What do you get? 24 single-serve brews for tea lovers to slurp their way to the big day. This year the calendar includes some limited edition wintry blends and cold brew teas, too. 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 flavour of loose tea with the convenience of a bag.

English Tea Shop organic advent tea calendar

english tea shop 2021

What do you get? 25 pyramid bags of Christmassy flavours like Gingerbread 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.

Pukka Herbs Herbal Tea Advent Calendar

Pukka tea advent calendar

What do you get? 24 tea bags of mouth-watering Pukka flavours, including wild apple & cinnamon, turmeric glow 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.

T2 Tea Sip the Future: Loose Leaf Advent Calendar

T2 sip the furute tea advent calendar

What do you get? 24 bags of ethically sourced tea, including T2’s best-selling black and fruit teas, including delights such as Gorgeous Geisha green tea and the caramel-tasting Sticky Date Delight flavour. Yum!

Why do we love it? The flavours in this one are delicious and we love the fact T2 are part of eco organisation B Corp - with challenges companies to be both the best IN the world and do the best FOR the world.

Vahdam Teas advent calendar

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. If you get it now you can take advantage of the early bird discount - so hurry to grab a bargain!

Bird & Blend Tea Advent Calendar 2023

Bird & Blend Tea Advent Calendar 2023

What do you get? With this tea advent calendar, you get double the love - not one but two tea bags per day including brand-new blends and special edition Christmas flavours like Gingerbread Chai!

Why do we love it? Since there are two tea bags per day this one is perfect for sharing, plus we love that there's a caffeine-free version up for grabs too. It's also 100% zero plastic so it's good for the environment too!

Fortnum's tea-filled wooden advent calendar

fortnum tea luxury

What do you get? Fortum’s luxury tea advent calendar comes with 24 of their delicious loose tea blends - one per day – featuring flavours like Christmas black tea, smoky Earl Grey and Black tea with strawberry. 

Why do we love it? This wooden advent calendar is a work of art and you can reuse it year after year - refill packs are available on Fortnum's website.

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