It’s that time again, time to discover a world of lovely new teas. These Christmas tea advent calendars are the perfect way to sample interesting, exotic and exciting new teas and blends without having to commit to a large quantity. They make a great alternative to the modern-day chocolate Advent calendar and, of course, they make the perfect Christmas gift for the tea lover in your life.
Unlike most reviews on this site, we have not had the joy of using any of these products yet because it’s not yet the first of December and we all know that Santa doesn’t visit people who open their presents early. However, for all the products listed below, we are either fans (and consumers) of their teas all year round, or we had one of their Advent calendars last year, or both so this is definitely our personal opinion.
Prices in GBP correct as of 18th November 2019. Other retailers may be available in your country. This information is likely to change as we head into November as more retailers launch their Christmas products, so bookmark this page to come back to.
Pukka Herbal Tea Advent Calendar – £9.99
A great brand who always have something interesting up their sleeve, this calendar contains 24 different blends of herbal, fruit, green and black teas. All organic and fairly traded, there are some truly exotic flavours on offer here and lots of seasonal warmth with cardamon, liquorice, ginger and cinnamon on offer, as well as two Matcha blends plus feel-good healthy flavours like mint and echinacea. The sachets are arranged in a hanging format so would make an attractive Christmas decoration.
So much choice, so little time. We love The English Tea Shop so much it hurts. The difficulty here is always which of their lovely Advent calendars to choose. All of the ingredients are organic and they have some truly interesting and very seasonal flavours. This is am Advent calendar for the more adventurous tea drinker with 25 sachets of thirteen different festive blends full of seasonal warmth. We love the cute little boxes and the way they fit into this free-standing calendar. It is available in red or blue to suit your decor.
This box is so very pretty! Exclusive to Debenhams, organic tea is the star here with the emphasis on traditional teas like English Breakfast, Earl Grey, green and white, but it has some interesting additions like Strawberry & Watermelon (one of our favourite fruit teas), Cinnamon, Ginger and Very Berry. It also has some functional teas like Digest Delight, Morning Mojo and Sweet Dreams.
An absolute bargain that doesn’t sacrifice quality is this offering from one of the UK’s biggest retailers of natural health providers. Containing 24 sachets of organic tea, this calendar has some really interesting flavours. As well as traditional white, green and black tea it also has flavours which might be new to you like moringa, blueberry and artichoke, as well as seasonal flavours like cranberry and cinnamon. We love the hanging design which will look great as a Christmas decoration.
With a whole lot of new flavours for 2019, this is another calendar for those looking to try something truly new and exciting this winter. It has the widest variety of flavours on offer and there is much here to please anyone, no matter what their tea palate. It includes their signature 1886 and Earl Grey blends, along with warm seasonal favourites like Toffee Apple and Spiced Chai, all the way through to the truly adventurous Choco-Rooibos and Dark Chocolate
This might be the ultimate luxury Advent tea gift. Its sturdy wooden free-standing construction has little doors which open to reveal a very cute indeed little tin of tea from Fortnum & Mason’s Rare Tea collection, including flower teas, white tea, dragon pearl and silver tips. Its sturdy wooden design means it will make an enduring piece of furniture for your home.
If you want the indulgence of Fortnum & Mason but a slightly more affordable price tag, then their Christmas Tea Lovers Advent Calendar is for you. As opposed to the wooden calendar, which is all rare “traditional” teas, this one is full of festive flavours including the divine sounding Gin & Tonic Flavour green tea, plus their signature classics like Countess Grey and their Royal Blend.
I hope you’ve found something here to delight either yourself or someone you care about. As a lover of tea and Advent calendars I would be delighted to receive any of these as a gift.