Get ready to infuse some holiday cheer into your daily routine with my yearly guide to the Best Tea Advent Calendars of 2023! I’ve handpicked a great selection that promises to bring a sprinkle of joy and coziness to each day leading up to the festivities.
Whether you’re a tea connoisseur or just starting your journey into the world of tea, this curated selection has something special for everyone. From classics to exciting new blends, these calendars are designed to make your countdown to the holidays a flavorful and heartwarming experience.
(If you don’t celebrate Christmas, these are still amazing options to try different samples and blends from different companies. If you celebrate Hanukkah, keep reading for an 8 days of Hanukkah option too!)
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What Are Advent Calendars?
They are of German origin and their tradition started in the early nineteenth century. German Protestants began to mark the days of Advent by burning a candle or marking walls every day.
In the late 1950s, chocolate-filled calendars began to appear and spread around the world. Nowadays, we see hundreds of different advent calendar types, from skincare to gourmet food, toys, socks, and of course tea.
The Best Tea Advent Calendars of 2023
I’ve carefully handpicked each Advent Calendar on this list for its ability to make your holiday season brighter. I considered everything, from the range of flavors to the overall experience they offer, their packaging and visuals, and the company’s trustworthiness and quality.
Check out my favorites for this 2023 holiday season.
1. Adagio Teas
They have a wide variety of great blends, straight teas, and also single estate premium teas through their sister site Masters Teas (which I l-o-v-e). They’ve done an amazing job in building a tea community, they have great content in their blog and annex sites like teamuse and teachef. One of my favorite features of Adagio is that you can create your own blends!
This calendar offers 2 choices, loose leaf teas or tea bags (they have different teas in each!). The loose-leaf calendar contains festive blends and some classic Adagio blends of black, white, green, and herbal teas. Each sachet includes enough for a single cup.
The teabag calendar has classic Adagio blends and several ‘straight’ unblended teas including black, white, green, oolong, and herbal tea.
You can click the ‘Spoiler Alert’ option and view which teas are included in each type.
Buy it here Tea Advent Calendar
If you don’t want to commit to 24 days, then there is a 12-day countdown for Christmas. This set includes reusable tins that create a fun scene and can hang as ornaments until ready to be brewed (how fun?!). Each tin contains one single-serving pouch of loose-leaf tea and has an amazing price/value.
Buy it here 12 Days of Christmas
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2. Sips By
Sips By is a tea subscription service that offers customized boxes based on personal preferences and also has an online tea shop. The great thing about their service is that it allows a finer customization level than most companies offer.
This calendar is on the pricey side, but it is reusable! It is made out of fabric and they offer it yearly, so all you’ll need to do next year is order the refills (eco-friendly option). You can also choose from black and white fabric, and it folds into a tea travel clutch.
Each day includes a pack that is good to make about 3-4 cups and a printed insert with steeping tips and exclusive discounts to each tea brand that’s included.
Buy it here Holiday Tea Advent Calendar
They also have a mini 8 Nights of Hanukkah calendar. I know that for those who celebrate this is an amazing option (and teas are kosher!). Each Hanukkah night envelope has enough tea to make 1 cup.
Buy it here 8 Nights of Hanukkah Tea Calendar
3. David’s Tea
David’s tea has fun blends, a very colorful vibe, and lovely teaware. Their stores are beautiful, full of colors, fun, and welcoming, and every season, they launch limited-edition teas.
This year’s tea Advent Calendar by David’s is meant to be a travel experience. The box is beautiful and has tiny loose-leaf sachets every day. Each day will have enough loose leaves to make 2 cups. Some of the flavors included in this calendar are Organic Lavender Earl Grey, Mint Everest Tea, Silk Dragon Jasmine Tea, and many more.
Buy it here 24 Days of Tea
Due to its popularity, they also restocked last year’s Advent Calendar. This is a much more festive version with much more blends, returning faves from past seasons, all-time best sellers and exclusive very merry blends!
Buy it here 24 Days of Tea (2022)
This company offers caffeine-free coffee alternatives (aka. herbal tea!). Most blends are chicory, carob, and/or dandelion-based plus fruits or nuts. Their last product line includes adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms, which promote well-being. All great options for afternoon and evening when caffeine is not a good option for everyone.
For those interested in trying before buying, they offer several sampler options too (with free shipping!).
This tea advent calendar contains 24 tea bags with some of the most popular Teeccino blends. Each day contains a tea bag with 6g of tea and hidden messages behind each tea bag (ships free!).
Buy it here Teeccino Tea Advent Calendar
I like that this company has a great mission, they help the tea garden’s workers by giving back in the form of education for their children. They have great quality teas, innovative products, and luxurious packaging.
Check out their 2023 Tea Advent Calendar! It’s on the pricier side, but it is definitely luxurious. This company focuses on quality Indian teas and spices. Each day contains a small tin of loose-leaf tea with enough to make 3-4 cups. You will find some of their most popular blends and straight teas too.
Buy it here 24 Loose Leaf Teas
They also launched a tea bag calendar option. It has 5 tea bags in every day and includes several Turmeric teas, blends, and some straight teas.
Buy it here Tea Bag – Advent Calendar Gift Set
For a very affordable option, they have a hanging foldable cardboard calendar with 1 Tea Bag in 24 flavorful variants.
Buy it here Affordable Tea Bag Calendar
6. Palais des Thés
This French tea company was founded in 1986 and currently has over 50+ stores in Europe and Asia, with its flagship store in Le Marais, in Paris. His founder is François-Xavier Delmas, author of The Tea Drinker’s Handbook and Tea Sommelier: A Step-by-Step Guide + others.
It includes a combination of single-estate teas, flavored blends, and herbal infusions. Every tea comes in gourmet cotton tea bags.
They also launched a Premium version: Teas from Around the World Advent Calendar. This Calendar features 7 Grand Cru teas and 17 Single-Estate teas from the world’s finest gardens and terroirs in small tins (this one ships free!).
Buy it here 24 Days of Tea 2023
Buy it here 2023 Premium Version
7. Tiesta Tea
This Chicago-based loose leaf company that focuses on quality ingredients and wellness. The company’s culture and morale are also a big part of the company’s mission, making it a point to participate in three initiatives where the team gives back to the community — one local, one national and one international.
For 2023, they are offering a loose-leaf tea calendar in small sachets. One of the most affordable options out there, it includes most of their signature blends like Victorian Earl Grey, Peppermint Cocoa (one of my favorites!), and Chai Love (their fantastic Masala Chai blend). Shipping is $4.99 within the US.
Buy it here Loose Leaf Advent Calendar
+ BONUS – For the DIYers!
If you’re crafty and love to make your own gifts, here is an option to make your own 2022 Tea Advent Calendar. Get a generic Wall hanging countdown to Christmas Calendar that will fit tea bags (or small loose-leaf pouches), then buy a tea sampler like the one from Vahdam, Taylors of Harrogate, Harney & Sons, etc., and fill it. Ta-dah!!
Despite these advent tea calendars being dedicated to Christmas countdown, I also recommend them as an amazing alternative to try different teas from different companies and explore. Let me know which one you got!!! (I’ll tell you if you tell me ☺️) Happy sipping!