2021 Tea Advent Calendar is HERE!

Our loose-leaf Tea Advent Calendar is back for 2021!

If you love tea and fancy trying a different brew each day, our tea advent calendar offers 24 delicious loose-leaf teas and infusions for you to try.

The charming advent calendar is illustrated in a traditional German festive picture-book style and is an exciting way to try new tea infusions.

Each festive window contains 10g of loose-leaf tea, which is enough to make a pot of tea for 4 - 5 cups, so you and your family can enjoy a different tea each day. 

Expect a new tea or an infusion of black tea, green tea, herbal and fruit tea, which will excite the curious tea drinker with festive cheer. You'll discover unique blends and a few pleasant surprises too!


History of Advent

Advent is associated with excitement, anticipation and joy. In the Christian calendar, Advent is the festive season in the run-up to Christmas, beginning on a Sunday nearest the feast day of St Andrew the Apostle.

These days, advent calendars begin on 1st December and mark the beginning of the countdown to Christmas. We've all felt the excitement of opening the little paper door to reveal a festive picture or chocolate - trying our hardest not to eat them all on the first day!

You might think that traditional advent calendars have existed for centuries, but the earliest advent calendars originate from Germany in the mid-1800s. Paper pictures were hung on walls, and candles were lit each day until Christmas Eve. The advent calendar we know and love today may have other origins. Accounts suggest that the little illustrated paper doors revealing pictures, candles or chocolate were published by a bookshop owner in Hamburg in 1902. Since then, the popularity and excitement around them for families across Europe and beyond grew, and today, Advent Calendars take on many shapes and forms. One thing is for sure, they insight joy and anticipation during the festivities, for both children and adults.


Advent Traditions Around the World

The excitement in the run-up to Christmas can be felt all over the world. Venezuelans in Caracas roller skate to mass on Christmas Eve, and even the authorities join in by dressing up as Santa Clauses. In some parts of Greece, children decorate mini models of boats in festive glitz as it's said that presents were bought on boats on Christmas Day. In Denmark, festive wreaths are made with circular bread and foliage, and host Advent candles lit each day. In the Netherlands, on 6th December (St. Nicholas Day), the festival of Sinterklaas happens. Santa arrives on a boat and leaves treats to children in their shoes at night. 


However you celebrate the run-up to Christmas, we're thrilled to offer our 2021 Tea Advent Calendar

The teas included are:


Vanilla Apple – Flavoured Green Loose-Leaf Tea 

Our Vanilla Apple is as autumnal as a tea can get! The composition consists of green Sencha tea, apple, currants, vanilla and red cornflower blossoms. The flavoured green tea infusion tastes like a mouth-watering baked apple-vanilla pudding.

Our customers say, "Absolutely delicious, with a warm 'apple strudel' taste and a hint of vanilla. I'll definitely be ordering more."

Vanilla Apple loose leaf tea


Ginger and Lemon - Herbal Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Ginger and Lemon loose-leaf tea is a refreshingly citrusy infusion with fiery ginger and lemongrass. A perfectly balanced herbal tea  This elegant, fresh, and fine flavoured tea comprises ginger, lemongrass, lemon peel, liquorice root, spearmint, cornflower blossoms and pink pepper.

Our customers say, "One of the nicest full flavour ginger and lemon teas I have come across"

Ginger and Lemon loose leaf tea


Assam Bari – Black Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Assam Bari is a classic full-bodied Assam Tea from one of the best-known tea gardens in the heart of India. This tea is robust and malty with hints of spice that offer an extravagant, lively taste with many golden tips. 

Assam Bari is harvested in the summer and graded 'GFBOP'. The classification means that this tea is 'golden', 'flowery' – offering fragrance and aroma, 'orange' - referring to the tracing back to Royal tea gardens, meaning exquisite or especially good and 'pekoe' - the fine thin hairs on the tea leaf's edge. The cup is glossy and golden brown, but we also love this loose-leaf tea with a dash of milk and a sprinkling of sugar.

Our customers say, "An excellent black tea with a good depth of flavour. Just the thing to kick start my morning!"

Assam Bari loose leaf tea


Special Earl Grey Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Special Earl Grey loose-leaf tea is a well-loved classic. An aromatic and flavoursome cup, it is full-bodied and utterly delicious. Flavoured with Bergamot, this distinctive Indian and Chinese black tea blend is a global favourite that offers a pretty golden-brown cup.

Our customers say - "Lovely, vibrant Earl Grey. The Bergamot strength is there, but not overpowering at all – it's pretty perfect."

Special Earl Grey


Milky Oolong – Loose-Leaf Tea 

Our Milky Oolong is an aromatic milky-sweet Oolong loose-leaf tea. 

This Oolong is smooth and pleasurable, and the aromatic, bright khaki-green leaves create a fine golden brew. The surprising light milk flavour and a round finish are created by this rare tea's unique production method. The tea leaves are steamed with milk and rolled into small balls, adding a refined appearance to a fine tea. 

Oolong teas have a complex flavour and aroma more delicate than black tea and more powerful than green.

Milky Oolong loose leaf tea


Fancy Sencha Organic – Green Loose-Leaf Tea 

Our organic Fancy Sencha is a beautiful, delicately leafed Sencha. A favourite amongst Japanese green teas, it offers a light green cup with a continual but gentle breath of bittersweetness.

Our customers say. "This is a green tea one always comes back to despite being quite adventurous in trying several kinds of green tea. "

Fancy Sencha Organic loose leaf tea



Morning Dew – Flavoured Green Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Morning Dew is our best-selling and award-winning flavoured green tea. The blend is expertly composed of large-leaf Sencha green tea with sunflower, rose, and cornflower blossoms with mango and citrus nuances. It's delicious and refreshing, and once you try it, you'll never go back!

Our customers say, "Great tea! Quality is outstanding, and the flavour is delicious."

Morning Dew loose leaf tea


Winter Fairy Tale - Flavoured Black Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Winter Fairy Tale is one of our best-selling seasonal teas. Delicious flavoured black tea with spices and orange, cinnamon and lulo flavour. This tea is Christmas in a cup!

Our customers say, "Lovely tea! I will definitely be ordering again!"

Winter Fairy Tale loose leaf tea


Other loose-leaf teas in our Advent Tea Calendar include:


Rooibos Snowflurry - Flavoured herbal tea with orange and cinnamon

1823 Afternoon Tea Organic - Delicious afternoon black tea

Christmas Punch - Flavoured fruit tea with apple punch flavour

Golden Curcuma Chai Organic – Herbal tea with soft to spicy character, rounded off with a touch of lovely cocoa

Colombian Green Organic – Green tea from Colombia's only tea garden, wonderfully flowery and fruit, with soft notes of mango

Fairy Tale Garden - Flavoured fruit tea with a creamy forest berry flavour

Colombian Black Organic - Mild black tea with gentle notes of honey and light fruitiness

Apple Crumble Organic - Flavoured blend of black tea and apple pieces with a toffee-cinnamon flavour

Cinnamon Plum - Flavoured fruit tea with a plum and cinnamon flavour

Rooibos Cape Orange - Flavoured herbal tea with blood orange flavour

Magic Fire - Flavoured fruit tea with almond and cinnamon flavour

Lavender Dream – Herbal tea where spicy thyme meets gentle lavender.

Honeymoon Organic - Flavoured mixture of white tea and ginger with lemon and honey.

Cocoa Kisses - Black tea with cocoa flavour

Orange Mint Kisses – Delicious fruit tea of juicy orange and mint

Heavens Delight – Flavoured fruit tea with vanilla and almonds. A festive Christmas treat! Contains nuts



Posted by cup of tea admin
15th October 2021

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