The Best Tea Advent Calendars in the UK This Year!

best tea advent calendar in the uk

Hello there, Christmas shopper. It’s that time of year (or possibly a few months early) so you are no doubt looking for the best tea advent calendars in the UK again. Well, you’ve come to the right place. This guide, which is really just a long list of exciting advent calendars, will fill you with festive cheer.

Each advent calendar for tea lovers has been selected by yours truly for the 2023 Christmas season – I’ve even had the chance to try a few for myself in past years. The only rule is that the calendars are either from a UK-based company or sold and shipped from somewhere within the UK.

P.S. don’t forget that I also have a list of Quirky Gifts for Tea Lovers for lovely presents you can give to other tea lovers in your life!

Whittard – The Tea Advent Calendar

whittard the tea advent calendar
  • Tea Format: teabags
  • Cups per Day: 2
  • Flavour Selection: 19 flavours from the standard Whittard range and some Christmas exclusives
  • Christmas Level: 6 out of 10

The Tea Advent Calendar from Whittard of Chelsea is one of the favourites on my list. This calendar is the first of two that Whittard have this year – the other is a ‘Tea Advent Calendar for Two’ and is vastly more expensive. This calendar is more budget-friendly and provides two teabags per day for 24 days – there are 48 teabags in total.

My Christmas level rating for this calendar is pretty average. In previous years, Whittard calendars had drawers and were reusable. However, this year the calendar has perforated windows to open with the teabags behind them. The box is nice and festive, but it won’t be a keepsake once the season is over.

Three out of the 19 tea flavours included are Christmas themed. These are Christmas Tea, Festive Breakfast, and Mulled Wine. Poor effort! The other 16 are standard Whittard tea blends, from Darjeeling to Rooibos to Very Berry. Nothing you can’t buy separately.

Ultimately, Whittard always deliver great quality tea but their festive spirit is somewhat lacking. If you love Whittard and don’t need to scream Christmas from the rooftops when December 1st hits, then it could be the British tea advent calendar for you!

Bird & Blend Matcha Advent Calendar

matcha advent calendar
  • Tea Format: matcha powder
  • Cups per Day: 1
  • Flavour Selection: pure and flavoured matcha
  • Christmas Level: 4 out of 10

As far as I know, this is the only matcha advent calendar available in 2023. Designed by Bird & Blend, it features 5g of matcha powder behind each door, alternating between a wide range of flavoured matchas. Without spoiling the surprise, most of the powders are flavoured with exciting yet traditional ingredients – there’s nothing too crazy, and there’s also nothing particularly festive.

Bird & Blend produce amazing matcha, so I highly recommend this advent calendar if you are a fan! You can also buy a matcha whisk separately from their website. If you are not a fan of matcha tea, Bird and Blend have several other tea calendars to explore.

Buy them directly from Bird & Blend.

The Wee Tea Company Big Red Advent Calendar

wee tea advent calendar 2023
  • Tea Format: biodegradable teabags
  • Cups per Day: 1
  • Flavour Selection: Wee Tea Company Selection
  • Christmas Level: 7 out of 10

The Wee Tea Company were a new discovery for me in 2021 and I have been delighted to watch them grow over the last couple of years. The Big Red Tea Advent Calendar in 2023 features 24 teas – as biodegradable teabags, not loose leaf – in a simple cardboard calendar with those pop-open windows we all love.

In terms of Christmas-ness, it’s pretty good. They’ve gone for a red theme which is a classic. But the teas inside the calendar might not be Christmas themed, which is a shame. But nonetheless, you know they’ll be of a very high quality. The Wee Tea Company are actually the winner of ‘Best Tea’ at the Scottish Food & Drink Awards 2021.

And if that’s not enough of an incentive to try it – it’s also very reasonably priced. Compared to the likes of Whittard and other high-street brands, it’s roughly half the price.

Whittard – The Tea Advent Calendar for Two

whittard tea for two advent calendar 2023
  • Tea Format: teabags
  • Cups per Day: 4
  • Flavour Selection: 19 flavours from the standard Whittard range and some Christmas exclusives
  • Christmas Level: 7 out of 10

This is Whittard’s second tea advent calendar option in 2023. Designed for two people, it features four teabags within every drawer. The 19 flavours it includes are lovely, featuring just two Christmas blends (could be better) and numerous organic blends (a step up from their other tea advent calendar).

I really love the design of this calendar too. With drawers to carefully slide open and a well-made outer structure, this is the kind of calendar you can reuse year after year. It’s also embellished with gold patterns in typical Whittard of Chelsea fashion.

Now, is it worth the price? This is a tough question to answer. It is a lovely tea-themed advent calendar but the actual tea you are drinking is mostly the same as their standard range. So, what you are really paying for is the outer calendar box and the joy of having enough tea to share every day. What do you think?

Yawn Brew Tea for Two Advent Calendar

tea for two advent calendar
  • Tea Format: loose or pyramid teabags
  • Cups per Day: 2+
  • Flavour Selection: Choose from: Christmas Blends, Single Origins, Breakfast Blends, or Caffeine Free
  • Christmas Level: 8 out of 10

As a fan of loose leaf tea and supporting British businesses, this will probably be the tea calendar I end up buying this year. Yawn Brew is offering 24 tea blends (you choose if you want them to be Christmas themed or not) inside a simple cardboard box with windows. The individual doors are numbered from the 1st to the 24th of December.

Each day unveils 4g of loose leaf tea, which is enough for two cups, or two pyramid teabags. As the name suggests, one is for you and one is for a friend. However, keep in mind that loose leaf tea can be re-steeped up to three times (especially if you have the single origin calendar), so if you really want to get the most out of your tea Christmas advent calendar you should opt for a loose leaf one.

In terms of tea quality, selection and longevity, the Yawn Brew calendar wins hands down.

It’s very Christmassy, but where is the glitter? The embossed silver and gold? The 2023 Yawn Brew calendar might slightly miss the mark when it comes to aesthetic Christmas joy, but the tea selection is superb. You can buy this calendar through Not On The High Street.

BRUU Christmas Tea Advent Calendar

  • Tea Format: loose
  • Cups per Day: 2 to 4
  • Flavour Selection: standard teas from BRUU
  • Christmas Level: 4 out of 10

This one is more of a gift set than an advent calendar for yourself. The BRUU Christmas Tea Advent Calendar includes twine and mini pegs to hang up your tea packets, a stainless-steel tea egg infuser, and a tea guide to explain what’s in each blend you try.

There are 25 packets to take you up to Christmas day, each holding enough loose leaf for 2 cups (infuse it twice for 4 cups). BRUU is all about using high-quality, natural ingredients. They use fresh ingredients too, wherever possible.

The teas inside are from BRUUs range of teas – so not all will be Christmas themed. However, they do have the widest variety. This is the first tea advent calendar I’ve found that includes a mate and oolong selection alongside the typical fruit/herbal/black/green/white/rooibos selection.

It’s great for the tea fanatic who wants to try something new… but it’s not the most Christmassy option!

New English Teas ‘The Tea Advent Calendar’

  • Tea Format: pyramid teabags
  • Cups per Day: 2
  • Flavour Selection: 5 festive flavors
  • Christmas Level: 6 out of 10

New English Teas are the brand you go to when you want whimsy. Their tea caddies and tins make wonderful gifts, so it should come as no surprise that they have an entire Christmas tea shop on their website.

Within this Christmas shop, you’ll find their tea advent calendar. The box is simple but nicely decorated with gold and blue, for simple festive vibes. It’s what is on the inside that counts! There are 25 individual boxes each containing two pyramid teabags. This is enough for two small cups per day, or one large mug, as each teabag only contains 1.5g of tea leaf.

As for the flavour selection, you are treated to only five different flavours that are repeated throughout the month. These are vaguely festive, with an herbal blend that’s laced with Christmas spice and an enticing gingerbread infusion.

Overall, this is a really nice option. If you also need to purchase tea gifts for friends and family, you’ll be able to use New English Teas as a one-stop-shop this year.

Twinings Superblends Advent Calendar

  • Tea Format: paper teabags
  • Cups per Day: 1
  • Flavour Selection: 7 superblend flavours
  • Christmas Level: 2 out of 10

Twinings Superblends Advent Calendar, or 24 Days of Superblends, features their tasty herbal blends from the Superblends range. If you have enjoyed these teas before, then this calendar will be ideal for you.

However, there are some caveats. First, it’s not very Christmassy – none of the flavours are festive and the outer packaging isn’t much to look at either. You’ll also not have any fun opening boxes, drawers or windows, as the teabags are immediately visible.

But that being said, it is a great budget option and you’ll certainly enjoy sipping the teas every day. Tea drinkers that need to avoid caffeine will love it too. The best place to buy it is directly from Twinings, but I imagine it will also be available in some supermarkets across the UK.

Moomin Valley Tea Adventure

moomin tea advent calendar
  • Tea Format: pyramid teabags
  • Cups per Day: 1
  • Flavour Selection: Moomin-themed blends
  • Christmas Level: 5 out of 10

Rather than go for the usual Christmassy themes, I love how Nordqvist have gone for a Moomin theme this year. It’s so adorable and I am very tempted to buy it! So, the Christmas level is low, but the excitement level is high.

This calendar features pyramid sachet teabags, giving the large leaf plenty of space to expand as it brews. As a result, you get a premium flavour. The blends themselves are inspired by the Moomins, like ‘Longing for Adventure’ which is a black tea flavoured with cookies and cream with sunflower petals.

You can find this tea advent calendar for 2023 on Amazon using the button below.

English Tea Shop Book Style Advent Calendar

english tea shop advent calendar 2022
  • Tea Format: tea sachet
  • Cups per Day: 1
  • Flavour Selection: Christmas themed (many repeats)
  • Christmas Level: 9 out of 10

The book style tea advent calendar is a lovely option from English Tea Shop. The style is the usual perforated card windows to pull out your tea sachets, but with an extra “front cover” so that it feels like a book. To be fair, the quality is very good. It even has a ribbon to tie the front closed. All English Tea Shop’s packaging is compostable, from the tea sachet mesh to the outer book itself. You can find the book in several different colours. The navy blue one looks best to me.

The teas inside are all Christmas themed! You have 2x 12 different blends and 1x solo tea, which I hope is under the 25th window.

It’s very Christmassy but not a 10 out of 10 on the Christmas level scale as I know that English Tea Shop has the range to put a different tea behind each door… but for some reason, they don’t.

Pukka Days of Joy Tea Advent Calendar

pukka tea advent calendar
  • Tea Format: teabags
  • Cups per Day: 1
  • Flavour Selection: standard fruit, herbal and green tea Pukka blends
  • Christmas Level: 4 out of 10

This simple and affordable offering from Pukka is the best 2023 tea advent calendar for evening drinks. It contains all the Pukka originals which never contain much caffeine, even the green tea blends. A handful are vaguely Christmas themed (Wild Apple and Cinnamon, Three Ginger, etc.) but most are the usual fruity and herby blends you expect from Pukka.

Pukka have let me down with the Christmassy level of the outer box too! It’s simple and opens up into a hanging long card type calendar that will need to be thrown out once Christmas is over.

All that being said, the price is pretty incredible. It’s one of the cheapest advent calendars that still offers at least one cup of tea per day. I’d recommend this for those who can’t have caffeinated teas!

Acorus Tea Advent Calendar

acorus fruit tea advent calendar 2023
  • Tea Format: teabags
  • Cups per Day: 1
  • Flavour Selection: 8 fruity caffeine-free teas
  • Christmas Level: 5 out of 10

My last tea advent calendar is the option I selected last year for 2022. Acorus are a wonderful tea brand offering a wide range of unique flavours in teabag format. Their advent calendar is the simple fold-down one that can be hung up on the wall, with each teabag held in place.

The calendar itself is quite flimsy and negates the ability to open doors or windows. But where it really shines is the tea itself. I love fruity teas and these are stellar! Some have a Christmas feel, like oranges and cinnamon or pears and cloves, while others are simple fruit infusions.

Acorus have a website, but their shipping typically comes from mainland Europe. Instead, the best place to find them is on Amazon UK for the great delivery options.

Isobel Moore

Isobel Moore is a quiet, quirky and creative “human bean” whose favourite pastime is curling up with a cuppa and a good book.

Over the past 5 years, her tea reviews at Immortal Wordsmith have helped thousands of readers choose vibrant tea blends and single origin selections from fine, organic, and responsible tea companies.

As a professional content writer with a qualification in digital marketing, Isobel has worked with market-leading tea brands around the globe to develop their content marketing campaigns and gain exposure. Her professional portfolio can be found on Upwork.

Besides a deep-rooted passion for tea, Isobel writes on topics ranging from food and travel to wellness and literature.

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