While we have already released our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for tea lovers, we’ve got to add another post: for Tea Advent Calendars! Some are already available online, while others can be pre-ordered starting this week. We love the idea of treating yourself to a different delicious tea as you countdown to Christmas, so we intend to make this a stand-alone listing every year.
What We Look For in A Tea Advent Calendar
- High quality, preferably organic loose leaf teas (sachets are cool)
- Delicious seasonal flavors
- A blend of caffeinated teas and caffeine-free tisanes
- Attractive packaging
Our Top Picks for 2020 Tea Advent Calendars
Important note, when comparing calendar costs, some tea calendars include one teabag per day while others make two or more cups of tea per day. Please let us know if you have a favorite tea advent calendar you recommend we include. And happy holidays!
1. Sipping Streams Tea Advent Calendar
Details: Fairbanks, Alaska-based Sipping Streams’ owner Jenny Tse is a certified tea specialist, who hand blends her award-winning line of teas. She has calendars printed up with wintry scenes on 24 drawers, and then hand-fills them with 24 sealed packets of Sipping Streams’ best-selling loose leaf teas.
Purchase Yours: $55
2. T2 World of Tea Advent Calendar
Details: Australia’s T2 Tea offers both a sachet and loose leaf version of their tea advent calendar. After paying a visit to their Boston store, we can personally recommend these scrumptious teas. This tea calendar includes Chai, Christmas Breakfast, Crème Brulee, Green Rose, Singapore Breakfast and Jade Mountain among a variety of 24 teas.
Purchase Yours: $30
3. Churchill’s Fine Teas Tea Advent Calendar Kit
Details: We love the creative approach this Ohio purveyor of high quality teas has taken to the advent calendar, by creating a kit for you to string up a garland of tea packets that each makes two cups of tea. Churchill’s (featured in our Ohio afternoon tea directory) advent calendar kit includes 25 envelopes of loose leaf tea, twine with mini-clothespins for hanging, and information about how to brew the teas, featuring Christmas classics, customer favorites, and new teas only available through the Tea Advent Calendar Kit.
Purchase Yours: $45.95
4. Fortnum & Mason Tea Lovers Advent Calendar
Details: Exclusively sold online at Williams Sonoma in the US, the iconic British tea purveyor Fortnum & Mason offers 24 tea sachets blended and packed in the UK including: Rose Pouchong, Christmas Spiced Black Tea, Plum, Apple and Cinnamon Infusion, their signature Royal Blend, Vanilla Nougat Flavour Black Tea, Gin & Tonic Flavour Green Tea and Lemon Curd Flavour Green Tea to name a few.
Purchase Yours: $56.95
5. Adagio Teas Advent Calendar
Details: Adagio Teas has both a loose leaf and sachet version of their tea advent calendar, which features 24 tea sachets of Adagio’s most popular high quality tea blends.
Purchase Yours: $29
6. Palais des Thés’ 24 Days of Tea to Enjoy Christmas Advent Calendar
Details: Parisian tea purveyor Palais des Thés includes their iconic Christmas classics, single-estate teas and gourmet infusions in 24 muslin tea bags of loose leaf tea. As an added bonus, you’ll find an inspirational quote behind each door.
Purchase Yours: $32
7. English Tea Shop Organic Tea Calendar
Details: Made in the United Kingdom, this affordable tea advent calendar is available online and in World Market stores. We like that the chosen teas are organic, including a variety of 25 sachets in holiday flavors like White Wonderland, Happy Holiday and Gingerbread Treat.
Purchase Yours: $14.99