Best Tea Advent Calendars For Christmas 2023

Tea lovers can start the day right with our pick of the best tea calendars.

The Tea Advent Calendar

by Ellen Kinsey |
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If you are looking for an alternative to chocolate, and are not partial to a cheesy advent calendar or alcoholic advent calendars, we have rounded up the best tea advent calendars you can buy for this upcoming festive season. Discover an assortment of citrusy, floral, sweet and spicy flavours for a warming start to your day.

From limited edition Christmas teas to matcha tea calendars, sample teas that help you unwind after a tiring day of setting up the tree through to blends that will give you that boost of energy you need for Christmas shopping.

Best Tea Advent Calendars At A Glance

Best tea advent calendar: Teapigs Advent Calendar - View Offer at Selfridges
Best budget tea advent calendar: Pukka Tea Advent Calendar - View Offer at Holland + Barrett
Best tea advent calendar for matcha lovers: Bird + Blend Matcha Tea Advent Calendar - View Offer at Bird + Blend

So if you want to countdown the festive season with lip-smacking flavours, here is our guide to the best Christmas calendars for tea lovers - who knows, you may find your new favourite tea blend. Behind each door, discover a new tea, from fan favourites to the latest brews that will keep you merry all December long.

Whether you are looking for loose-leaf teas, tea bags or powders - we have rounded up the best tea calendars in 2023. We've covered everything, from the more premium offerings to the ones that can be picked up on Amazon. Happy sipping! If that's not your cup of tea (!) consider our round-up of coffee advent calendars.

Best Tea Advent Calendars 2023

Best tea advent calendar for two people

Each beautifully designed calendar door reveals 24 boxes, and each draw of December carries four individually wrapped teabags for a tea party for two. From Whittard blends to renowned single origins - this Whittard The Tea Advent Calendar for Two is a tea enthusiast's dream. Featuring teas from Earl Grey, raspberry and rose to sleepy tea, this calendar is excellent for a household of tea drinkers.

Customer Review: "This was given to the in-laws, and they loved this, and there is enough tea for the two of them."


  • Vegan suitable and plastic-free
  • A grand total of 94 cuppas!
  • Vast selection of teas and infusions


  • May not suit every tea lover

Best Christmas-themed tea advent calendar

English Tea Shop Book Style Christmas Night Advent Calendar | 25 Pyramid Tea Bags | 50g
Price: $14.99

Start the countdown to Christmas with a warming cup of tea. This lovely English Tea Shop Advent Calendar has a range of different teas with various flavour profiles - from herbs, fruits and spices - and allows you to sample teas you would never usually reach for. With tea bags varying from green tea to rooibos, rose petals to lemongrass, this is the perfect gift for any tea lover. The English Tea Shop sustainably sources its tea. From pickers to packers and their blenders in Sri Lanka, everything they do is organic, ethical and sustainable, using no chemical fertilisers or pesticides.

Customer Review: "Wanted a different kind of calendar for my daughter and she loved it. I loved getting daily 'tea updates' with pictures and notes about how each one was. She's found a few new favourites too."


  • A Sri Lankan tea story infused with British traditions
  • Full-compostable and plastic-free sachets
  • Enjoy 25 cups of tea with this budget option


  • Each flavour may not suit everyone's taste

Sustainable tea calendar

If you enjoy drinking herbal tea and love the ritual of making a hot cup of tea, The Tea Lover's 24 Day Fabulous Feast Tea Bag Advent Calendar will be a lovely, warming way to start your day this festive season. Each of these twenty-four unique tea bags and tisanes is bursting with taste. With teas ranging from Green Rose, Packs a Peach, Creme Brulee and Blue Mountain tea, there will be no shortage of flavours for you to discover.

Customer Review: "This advent calendar is GORGEOUS! I can't wait to use it in December! Even once I'm finished with all the teas, I will be keeping the box to display on my bookshelf, because it's so pretty."


  • Very enticing sounding blends
  • Sustainably sourced and compostable
  • Black, green, fruit and herbal included


  • Doesn't feel very Christmassy
  • Ships from Australia

Best tea advent calendar

This Teapigs Advent Calendar contains 25 single-serve envelopes. From teas to calm you down to others that will boost your energy, these loose-leaf teas come in plastic-free mesh bags. Expect flavours such as spiced pear, gingerbread to sweet spearmint. They've also popped 10 golden tickets inside their advent calendars this year, which means you could win one of 10 ultimate tea bundles. How exciting! For big, bold brews, consider Tea Pigs.


  • 25 adventurous teas to test and taste
  • A mix of best-selling, stylish blends
  • Comes with a chance to win a tea bundle


  • No customer reviews

Best vegan tea advent calendar

Indulge in the delight of 48 cups of exquisite surprise luxury tea. For a special two cups a day, this Bird + Blend Tea Advent Calendar is just the ticket. Their commitment to sustainability shines through with 100% plastic-free and recyclable packaging and eco-friendly tea bags. You have the choice between regular or caffeine-free options, too.

Customer Review: "What a great idea - an advent calendar for someone who doesn’t like chocolate! We have had a lot of fun trying all the different teas, would definitely buy this again next year. Thank you!"


  • Perfect for those who aren't keen on chocolate
  • A thoughtful gift, add new teas to your rituals
  • Recyclable packaging and eco-friendly tea bags


  • There may not be a flavour for everyone

Best budget tea advent calendar

This Pukka Tea Advent Calendar contains 24 lovely sachets featuring some limited edition and bestselling tea flavours. From ginseng matcha, wild apple and cinnamon to blackcurrant beauty - this selection couldn't be more delicious and convenient. These unique blends can help support your body and mind this festive season. Each one of Puka's blends contains ethically and sustainably sourced, organically grown ingredients. Plus, the sachets are recyclable.


  • Assortment of citrusy, floral, sweet and spicy flavours
  • A perfectly, comforting budget-friendly option
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced, organic ingredients


  • No customer reviews

Best tea advent calendar for health

Twinings Superblends Advent Calendar
Price: £7.50 (was £9.99)

Get cosy and begin the festivities with these 24 winter warmers. Each tea blend in this Twinings Superblends Advent Calendar has an added botanical, vitamin or mineral to soothe your mind and body. From teas such as the Strawberry & Cucumber Flavoured Herbal Infusion with Green Tea and Aloe Vera with added Biotin for glowing skin to Lemon Flavoured Infusion with Burdock Root, Fennel, Ginger and added Selenium for detox.

This is a great tea calendar to help with nights filled with Christmas parties.

Customer Review: "It is hard to review an advent calendar, but I imagine the family member who receives it will think it is a nice change from chocolate."


  • 24 cups of winter warmers
  • Can help with party season
  • Budget-friendly pick


  • Some customers were not impressed by the condition their calendar arrived in

Best premium tea advent calendar

This luxury wooden tea advent calendar from Fortum’s comes with 24 of their lovely loose tea blends - one per day – containing flavours like Christmas black tea, aromatic Earl Grey and black tea with cranberry. Plus, the Fortnum’s Tea Filled Wooden Advent Calendar can be used as a Christmas keepsake and decoration for seasons to come.


  • Complete with tasty loose-leaf brews
  • Can be refilled year after year
  • A gorgeous, Christmas keepsake


  • No customer reviews

Best tea advent calendar for matcha lovers

Matcha tea lovers rejoice there is a calendar for you. This year you can enjoy a new flavour every day, each in its own resealable tin containing 5g of matcha which is perfect for two cups per tin, 48 cups in total. Expect unique blends such as mermaid matcha to cocoa matcha. You will be whipping up matcha lattes and matcha lemonades all December with this Bird + Blend Matcha Tea Advent Calendar. Vegan-friendly, this is a great pick.

Customer Review: "Bought it for myself as a Christmas treat. Not sure if I can wait this long before opening it up … such a fantastic product!"


  • 100% plastic-free, biodegradable and earth-friendly
  • 48 cups of matcha tea inside for you to enjoy
  • Sample 24 unique matcha varieties in one place


  • A customer says the calendar arrived damaged


What can I buy for my tea-obsessed loved one?

Other than these tea sampler sets, there are other things you can snap up for your loved one who loves a cheeky brew. We recommend Bird and Blend's tea, with flavours that'll surprise you, but you'll enjoy it all the same. Why not consider a tea subscription box for the new year? This way, they can try new teas every month and sip 'til their hearts' content.

Look for unique tea blends that they're unlikely to have tried before, too - and pair with handmade or fine teaware. For example, Wedgwood is still making fabulous fine bone china tea sets, suitable for your friend who wishes to drink in style. Or, maybe have a look in antique stores or speciality shops for something truly unique and special.

When selecting a gift, keep in mind your loved one's specific tastes in tea to ensure that your present is thoughtful and tailored to their preferences. If they like to get out and about, perhaps a tea workshop or experience may fare better.

Ellen Kinsey is a Senior Health & Wellness Product Writer for A Modern Kitchen, specialising in sustainable living and healthy cooking. She lives and breathes all things food, travel and wellness.

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