There’s something coming and it’s not just the Coca Cola truck. It’s festive. It’s fun. And as Slade would say ‘It’s Christmaaaas.’ The last few years have seen a boom in alternative advent calendars; from beauty to candles, cheese and even wine, the possibilities are constantly growing. But there is one nationwide loved beverage which goes by the name of tea and I can perfectly imagine a new tea to taste every day, so here are my top tea advent calendars for 2017.
Bluebird Tea Co.
I love this brand, from their unusual seasonal flavours to their down-to-earth staff and business approach. Since opening a store in Brighton 2014, these guys have expanded to London (finally!), Nottingham, Bristol and Tunbridge Wells. Their tea advent calendar makes the list for their renowned award-winning tea gifts but also the luscious navy, blues and gold packaging. Pre-order yours here.
John Lewis – Milly Green
I’ll be honest I’ve never heard of Milly Green but when researching this post I fell in love with her designs and this advent calendar is no exception. So prepare yourself each morning for an 24 day adventure for the taste buds for just £20, exclusively at John Lewis.
Tea Revv Tea 24
Tea Revv are a new brand to me, but their story of founder Joe is inspiring. Simple sleek packaging, this little box of joy is sat teasing me to my right and at this rate won’t last until December… What’s extra special about the Tea 24 is that because of the packaging, you could easily give this as a Christmas gift – genius!
I’ve teamed up with Tea Revv to offer you a 10% at checkout, just enter the promo code ‘TEAFORMEPLEASE’ – but hurry, there are only a few discounted boxes up for grabs!
Fortnum and Mason
I spied this advent calendar Christmas 2016 but I already had three and couldn’t justify another one… biggest regret of my life. Elegant and classic packaging, this advent calendar is perfect for any tea lover and at £25 is reasonably priced.
If you fancy being more extravagant, F&M also have a wooden tea advent calendar for £125…
The Whittard Advent Calendar
If you love the idea of the fold out advent calendars which you see in beauty but not necessarily wanting that type of product (because you’re reading this for tea of course!) then this is the advent calendar is for you. More expensive at £60 but filled with a range of their best-loved teas for the ultimate countdown to Christmas, boxing them all up in a stunning calendar modelled on the 1941 Whittard London store. Want FREE UK next day delivery? Just use the promo code ‘ADVENT’ in the basket.
With the collection of advent calendars growing year on year it’s hard not to brew the kettle and sample a whole of host of new flavours; just which one to start with first?