Tea advent calendar 2018

The 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendars @ David’s Tea

After a long wait, they’re here! I’m talking about the David’s Tea advent calendars for 2018, and this year, they come with a twist.

Instead of just releasing one 24-day calendar, David’s Tea is selling THREE countdown tea calendars, and they’re all available online now.

    Prices for the 24-day calendars start at $32, and quantities are pretty limited, so I’d try to grab one (or two) as soon as you can!

    First, their classic 24 Days of Tea calendar is back. This is the David’s Tea advent calendar we all know and love, complete with new packaging specifically for 2018. For every day in December until Christmas, you can open up a new kind of tea, including some web exclusives, some fan favourites and a few surprises. And to make things even more exciting, this year’s boxes all double as ornaments! It’s the most expensive calendar (at $49), but it’s well worth it.

    Next, they have a new 24 More Sleeps calendar. It comes packed with 24 low-caffeine teas that are perfect for sipping on a cozy night in or right before you head to sleep. It’s priced at $32 and full of some of the best seasonal blends that David’s Tea has to offer.

    And finally, David’s Tea has a new 24 Teas to Love calendar that lets you open 24 different organic teas in ready-to-steep sachets. This one is $32 and great for experimenters who are looking to discover new teas or someone who loves a little bit of everything.

    Things get even better, though, because David’s Tea is also running a limited-time offer on those two new calendars. Right now, you can mix and match the 24 More Sleeps and the 24 Teas to Love calendars and order two for $59 – which saves you $5.

    If you’re ordering online, shipping is free on orders over $50.

    DAVIDsTEA Christmas Advent Calendars Are On Sale Right Now

    As the snow falls and temperatures drop across Canada, the cold season is definitely coming early this year. While counting down to Christmas with a chocolate advent calendar is definitely traditional, counting down with a steamy, hot mug of tea every day suddenly sounds a lot more appealing. Just in time for the start of December, DAVIDsTEA advent calendars are now discounted in Canada, and you can save more than $20!

    If you’re looking for a slightly more unusual advent calendar to help you countdown to Christmas this year, DAVIDsTea has got you covered.

    Rather than wake-up each morning to a brand-new day and a very average chocolate-shape, you can now countdown the month of December with a different steaming mug of delicious tea every day.

    Whether you’re a tea-expert or a total novice, this unique calendar has everything inside.

    From fruity blends to spiced flavours and special matchas, there’s going to be something for every tea-lover behind those little doors.

    While these one of a kind calendars are usually pretty pricey, DAVIDsTEA actually has a special sale on right now, and you can save up to $21 by buying two calendars.

    To get the tea-riffic savings on the calendars, all you have to do is purchase two.

    Get together with a friend, or treat someone you love, and you can get two “24 Days of Tea” advent calendars for just $59.00.

    Regularly priced at $40 each, this is a saving of more than $20!

    To use the offer, simply add two 24 Days of Tea advent calendars to your cart and the discount will automatically apply at checkout.

    If you want complete spoilers for the 24 included teas, you can expand the ingredients tab on the product page online to view full details about all of the calendar’s teas.

    All of the 24 mystery boxes include two portions of each tea, so you can share a new blend each day or enjoy it twice yourself!

    The offer is available both online and in DAVIDsTEA stores for a limited time.

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    24 Days of Tea

    Apple Cider: Apple, Apple pomace (apple pomace, citric acid), Sweet blackberry leaves, Apple flavouring (artificial apple flavouring, concentrated apple juice), Artificial (vanilla, cream) flavouring. Buddha’s Blend: White tea, Green tea, Jasmine pearls, Artificial peach flavouring, White hibiscus blossoms. Candy Cane Crush: Black tea, White chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, butter oil, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), Peppermint candy (corn syrup, sugar, peppermint oil, colour (red 40)), Snowflake candies (sugar, rice flour, cottonseed and soy bean oil, corn starch, gum arabic, cellulose gum, titanium dioxide (colour), confectioner’s glaze, carrageenan, soy lecithin, artificial flavour), Cane sugar, Peppermint, Natural (peppermint, vanilla) flavouring. Caramel Shortbread: Apple, Raisins, Brown sugar, Elderberries, Willow bark, Almonds, Hazelnuts, Sour cherries, Raspberries, Stevia extract, Natural and artificial almond and hazelnut flavouring. Chocolate Orange: Pu’erh tea, Chocolate (sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla extract), Orange peel, Natural and artificial flavouring. Cinnamon Rooibos Chai (Organic): Organic rooibos*, Organic cinnamon, Organic apple, Natural cinnamon flavouring. Cream of Earl Grey (Organic): Organic black tea, Natural cream of Earl Grey flavouring, Cornflowers, Organic marigolds. Fireside Mocha: Cocoa beans, Apple, Sugar, Sugar sprinkles (sugar, rice flour, rapeseed oil, tragacanth, artificial flavouring, colours (blue 1, riboflavin, sodium copper chlorophyllin)), Chocolate chips (sugar, cocoa, soy lecithin), Pink peppers, Natural flavouring. Forever Nuts: Apple, Almonds, Cinnamon, Beetroot, Artificial sweet roasted almond flavouring. Ginger Turmeric Tonic: Ginger, Genmaicha (green tea, roasted rice, popped rice), Apple, Turmeric, Natural flavouring. Gingerbread: Red and green rooibos, Honeybush, Cinnamon, Currants, Candied pineapple (cane sugar, pineapple, citric acid), Crystallized ginger (ginger, sugar), Maple sugar, White chocolate (sugar, palm kernel oil, whey, skim milk, mono and diglycerides, soy lecithin, natural vanilla), Ginger, Safflower, Natural and artificial flavouring. Let It Snow: Candied pineapple (pineapple, cane sugar, citric acid, sulfur dioxide), Green tea, Black currants, Apple, Cinnamon, White chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, skim milk powder, whey powder, lactose, soy lecithin, natural vanilla), Cloves, Stevia extract, Natural flavouring. Mother’s Little Helper (Organic): Organic peppermint, Organic lemongrass, Organic hibiscus*, Organic rosehips, Organic chamomile, Organic valerian root, Cornflowers, Natural peppermint flavouring. Mulled Wine: Oolong tea, Apple, Orange peel, Cinnamon, Clove buds, Ginger, Natural flavouring. Nutty & Spice: Oolong tea, Roasted chicory root, Pineapple (pineapple, sugar), Papaya (papaya, sugar), Cinnamon, Walnuts, Ginger, Apple, Rose pepper, Roasted almonds (almonds, caramelized sugar), Cardamom, Almonds, Pistachios, Cranberries, Rose blossoms, Natural and artificial flavouring. Red Velvet Cake: Black Tea, Milk chocolate (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, milk, soy lecithin, salt, vanilla), White chocolate (sugar, milk powder, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, soy lecithin, monoglycerides, titanium dioxide, artificial flavor), Sprinkles (sugar, corn starch, palm kernel and palm oil, dextrin, red 40 lake, soy lecithin, confectioner’s glaze, carnauba wax, natural and artificial flavor, yellow 6 lake), Beet root, Natural and artificial (icing, milk) flavouring. Santa’s Secret: Black tea, Peppermint, Sprinkles (sugar, rice flour, soybean and cottonseed oil, corn starch, natural and artificial flavours, cellulose gum, red 40 Lake, mono and diglycerides, carrageenan, titanium dioxide (colour), polysorbate 60), Natural and artificial vanilla flavouring. Sleigh Ride: Apple (apple, citric acid), Hibiscus blossoms, Candied pineapple (pineapple, sugar), Candied papaya (papaya, sugar), Beetroot, Cinnamon, Artificial (cinnamon, almond, apple) flavouring, Raisins, Coconut chips (coconut, sugar), Roasted almonds (almonds, sugar), Popped rice. S’mores Chai: Pu’erh tea, Brittle pieces (sugar, hazelnut, invert sugar), Cinnamon, Sugar, Marshmallow (sugar, corn syrup, modified cornstarch, gelatin, sodium hexametaphosphate, natural and artificial flavour, blue 1), Chocolate chips (cane sugar, cocoa liquor, cocoa butter), Natural and artificial (chocolate, hazelnut, toasted marshmallow) flavouring. Snow Day: Peppermint leaves, Cocoa beans, Cocoa husk, Chocolate drops (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, sunflower lecithin), White chocolate pieces (sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, sunflower lecithin), Sugar sprinkles (sugar, rice flour, rapeseed oil, tragacanth), Natural and artificial flavouring. Sweet Almond Green (Organic): Organic green tea, Organic almonds, Organic marigold flowers, Organic cornflower petals. With Natural almond flavouring. Tulsi Tranquility: Rosehip shells and seeds, Apple, Tulsi, Hibiscus, Natural red currant flavouring, Red currants, Rose petals, Raspberries, Strawberries, Natural (black currant, strawberry) flavouring with stevia extract. White Cranberry Bark: Apple (apple, citric acid), Papaya (papaya, sugar), Raisins, Cranberries (cranberries, sugar, vegetable oil), Elderberries, Hibiscus blossoms, White chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, sunflower lecithin), Stevia extract, Natural cranberry and chocolate flavouring. Zest Wishes: Cinnamon, Orange peel, Oolong tea, Apple, Cardamom, Natural orange and cinnamon flavouring. view more view less

    5 Best Tea Advent Calendars for Your Christmas Countdown

    Counting down until Christmas has always been fun and exciting, but it was brought with more joy when I had an advent calendar as well. There was always something to look forward to in the morning when you could finally peak behind your calendar’s door to see what was in store for that day. Of course, back then, the typical chocolate themed advent calendars were most popular. Today, there are a plethora of items that are now used to help you countdown the days until the most wonderful time of the year. There definitely appears to be a lot more themed calendars for grown ups, and my most favourite are tea advent calendars.

    Each year, DAVIDsTEA has an incredible advent calendar called 24 Days of Tea. Unfortunately, each year those calendars sell out almost instantly. By now, people know that if they want to be able to countdown until Christmas with David’s help, they need to be online or in-store right when the calendar launches.

    This post was kind of inspired by DAVIDsTEA and their popular tea calendar that is, well, too popular. I wanted to be able to find any other tea themed advent calendars that are out there because there couldn’t possibly just be one. If you’re one of those people who missed out on the 24 days of tea, or just want to try a new advent calendar this year, these are a few tea advent calendars that are worth a look!

    *GET A 2020 TEA LOVERS WALL CALENDAR HERE*

    Tea Advent Calendars for Your Christmas Countdown

    *Please Note: This post is updated annually. It was last updated on October 22, 2019 for the 2019 Christmas season. Be sure to order yours as soon as you can so it arrives for December 1st! 🙂

    Artful Tea – Tea Advent Calendar Christmas Banner

    This kit is filled with 24 tea bags containing luxury loose leaf tea nestled in a matchbook style overlap with ingredients and preparation instructions printed on it. You also get 24 mini clothespins plus heavy jute string if you wish to hang it like garland. The way Artful Tea packages their tea advent calendar also makes it lovely for gift giving. As for the teas, you will find a mix of blends such as Mulled Wine Fruit Blend, Velvet Vanilla Black Tea and Lychee Purple Leaf Tea.

    Price: US $59.95

    You can purchase this advent calendar online here.

    Palais des Thés – Chrismas Tea Advent Calendar

    This calendar comes in a beautifully designed box with 24 muslin tea bags behind doors. There are both caffeinated and herbal teas throughout this tea advent calendar. There is also a nice mix of pure teas and blends. A few of the teas that can be found in here are Darjeeling Margaret’s Hope, Grand Yunnan Impérial, and Jardin No. 25.

    Price: US $49.99

    You can purchase this advent calendar online here.

    English Tea Shop Nylon Pyramid Numerical Advent Calendar

    This advent calendar from English Tea Shop has a selection of 12 different Christmas inspired teas, behind 24 doors. The teas included are doubled, which is great if you really loved the taste of one and wanted more another day! As noted in the image above, no set up is required when you receive this tea advent calendar. The boxes contain nylon pyramid tea bags filled with premium organic teas, ready to steep in your cup! Some of the teas included are Breakfast Special, Candy Cane, and Gingerbread Man.

    Price: $34.99

    You can purchase this advent calendar online here.

    Amitea Organics – Advent Calendar

    This calendar comes beautifully packaged in a decorated kraft gift box with 25 organic handcrafted tea blends in unbleached Canadian made filters that are also biodegradable and compostable. 25 mini clothespins and twine are also provided so you can hang it up and display it. It includes 9 black teas, 8 green teas and 8 herbal teas. Some examples are Maple Creme Black Tea, Winter Rose Green Tea and Lavendar Lemonade Herbal.

    Price: US $49.00

    You can purchase this advent calendar online here.

    Westholme Tea Farm – TEA LOVER ADVENTure Calendar

    The TEA LOVER ADVENTure CALENDAR from Westholme Tea Farm is a bit different from the rest! It’s the first one I’ve seen that actually contains 24 full-size pouches of tea, opposed to just samples. The price is more than the others, but keep in mind that you are getting over 365 cups of teas for you to enjoy and share! Also, what other advent calendar lets you have some Canadian estate grown tea? That’s right, you can countdown to Christmas with one of their exclusive seasonal farm grown Canadian tea. This advent calendar comes together beautifully just ready to hang up and display. You’ll find organic loose leaf herbal infusions, black, green, white, mate, oolong, puerh, and matcha. A perfect tea measuring spoon and your choice of 100 tea filter or stainless steel strainer is included, too.

    Price: $160.00

    You can purchase this advent calendar online here.

    The Perfect Holiday Gift For A Tea Lover:

    *Looking for the perfect gift for that tea lover on your list this year (or yourself!)? Check out my book Tea-spiration: Inspirational Words for Tea Lovers and give the gift of comfort, inspiration and the simple joys of life this year. It’s available on Amazon here.

    **If you’re feeling crafty and want to make your own advent calendar with your current tea stash this year, check my other posts where I share a few of my favourite DIY tea advent calendar tutorials that I have found online.

    *GET A 2020 TEA LOVERS WALL CALENDAR HERE*

    What advent calendar are you using this year to countdown the days until Christmas? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

    So, what is Advent? Advent is the four-week period beginning on the Sunday nearest the feast day of St Andrew the Apostle on 30th November, through the following three Sundays. Advent Calendars typically don’t follow the traditional period of Advent. Instead they begin on the 1st December and mark the 24 days before Christmas. Nowadays most Advent calendars are made up of paper doors that open to reveal an image or a piece of chocolate and in our case some delicious loose-leaf tea!

    You might think that traditional advent calendars have been around for centuries; the main elements, the church’s countdown to Christmas, paper and candles all have. As it turns out, the practice of counting down the days to Christmas in paper form, using wreaths or candles is actually relatively new. The real blueprint for the advent calendar originates in Germany, the advent calendar we know and love; the little doors to peel back, revealing pictures, candles or chocolate.

    Towards the end of the 1950s, chocolate advent calendars re-appeared and started to spread across the world. Ten years later, many countries were using the advent calendar to count down the days to Christmas.

    Advent calendars are still very popular all across the world and now come in thousands of different varieties, some with just pictures in, others with just chocolate. Some are even made in themes of television programs, movies, sports and toys.

    Christmas is coming!

    At Cup of Tea we have an exciting Tea Advent Calendar containing 24 different loose-leaf teas to try throughout the advent period.

    This is a great tea gift idea for you friends and family.

    Each window contains a 10g sample of tea, enough to make a pot of tea for 4-5 cups.

    £29.50

    The teas included in this year’s Tea Advent Calendar are:

    Malty Black, Colombian Natural Toffee, Nepal Guranse Superior, Oolong Ti Dung, Milky Oolong, Duke of Grey, Winter Fairy Tale, Vanilla Apple, Christmas Punch, Red Chilli Chai, Chai Ginger Orange, Stay in Balance, Yuncui, Morning Dew, Yin & Yang, Rooibos Chocolate Truffle, Rooibos Ginger & Lemon, Rooibos Snowflurry, Black Elderberry, Magic Fire, Plum and Cinnamon, Fruity Baked Red Apple, Heavens Delight, Herbal Energy.

    FUN FACTS ABOUT ADVENT

    • Advent comes from the Latin adventus, meaning “arrival”; it was meant to be a season of fasting and contemplation, in preparation for the feast of Christmas
    • The first Advent calendars containing chocolate were produced by Cadbury in 1958.
    • In Britain and America, a quarter of all personal spending for the year takes place in December.
    • In Nordic countries there is a tradition of having an Advent television series that starts on December 1 and runs until Christmas Eve.
    • The most expensive Advent Calendar cost $50,000 and was available from Harrods in 2007. It was a 4-foot Christmas tree shaped structure from elm and walnut wood. Each of the 24 compartments contained a piece of organic chocolate from Green and Black. The proceeds went to support cocoa farmers in Belize
    • Although the modern Christmas colours are usually red and green, the traditional colour for the church is almost always a vibrant purple.
    • The World’s largest ever advent calendar was built in 2007 in St Pancras Station, London to mark the station’s refurbishment.
    • Advent chocolate is said to taste “different” to normal chocolate because its rounded shape causes it to melt faster on our tongues and we savour the flavour more.
    • The loose leaf teas in our Tea Advent Calendar come from 9 different countries around the world!

    Buy our delicious 2018 Tea Advent Calendar HERE

    Posted by cup of tea admin
    15th October 2018

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