I got an email from Bird and Blend today about this year’s advent calendar. It will have two teas per day.
I have only done advent calendars twice – a David’s Tea one about six years that was a gift and Cuppageek last year. I absolutely loved seeing all the advent reviews and taking part! Plus the Pandemic has me feeling a little isolated at the moment and the thought of the advent reviews and the camaraderie of all the people drinking the same thing makes me smile!
If you could only buy one advent calendar, whose would you recommend?
Theodor’s advent is $$$, but also really impressive.
My favorite one ever was the Theodor one I got back in 2019. They didn’t do one last year but I’m hoping that they come back this year. I’ve also really like Kusmi’s and Fortnum and Mason’s.
You have the second vote for Theodor, so they must be really good! I will check out their calendar when the time comes! I have had several Kusmi teas and liked them, and only a few Fortnum and Mason but they were good, also. Now the wait begins for the advents to hit the websites!
I was thinking of trying Fortnum & Mason’s advent this year. I thought they used to have a nice wooden tea advent, but I’m only seeing the cardboard one on their website. Do they usually have a more deluxe version?
I got the cardboard F&M one a couple years back and was really disappointed. They had several days that were repeats, which was a huge bummer.
They did have a wooden version in years past. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/478014947946573440/
They do actually have the wooden one out now:
The price is a bit O.O. Wondering what THEODOR is going to have this year…
I knooooooow! And I’m much more interested in the wooden calendar’s selection than the cardboard one. :| Plus I was thinking I could reuse the calendar itself to make my own custom advents in the future.
You know, just trying to justify to myself over here… XD
Oooooooh my, that is gorgeous. Yes, I would have to commit to making a special advent every year for quite a while to justify it for myself, but what gorgeous decor it would be! Who could bear to put it away?
My partner and I picked up one of the caffeine free and one of the regular advents from B&B. We really enjoyed the B&B one last year. :)
We also grabbed an extra caffeine free one for her mom because she was so excited to try new teas with us – fun!
We also tried Dammann Frères last year (in February) and it was lovely as well.
We were really happy with it! There is a discussion from last year about advents that has a lot of neat ideas as well: https://steepster.com/discuss/42114-2020-tea-advent-calendar
Thank you, Courtney! I so seldom use the discussions section that it never occurred to me there might already be a thread, albeit last year’s. Lots of good info there, and I have already checked out every link. Ha ha!
I love the Dammann one, but I probably shouldn’t get it every single year… :P
Haha! Lexa requested we get it again for February for her birthday. We both really enjoyed that last year. :)