The time is getting closer......no not for unwrapping presents and listening for Noddy Holder shouting 'It's Christmas' but to decide which advent calendar you are having this year.
Advent is the season observed by many within the Christian faith as the time waiting and to prepare for the celebration of the Nativity. It is a Latin term which means 'coming'. Advent this year runs from 2nd December to the 24th December. If you've had a calendar though, especially one with chocolates in it you know you usually get one for every day in December, and a big one on the 25th if you get the right one.
There are advent calendars with tea in them. Yes a teabag for every day.....how perfect. In fact the more you look for advent calendars, you can now get them with wine and spirits in too, I have even seen a cheese one. The tea ones are great and include a nice selection of tea. Just to pluck a couple at random.....
The English Teashop have one with their organic teas which include flavours such as:
Christmas cake: (organic black tea, with orange, apple, peach, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla).
Candy Cane: (organic peppermint tea, green tea with orange, cinnamon, roasted chicory and vanilla).
Christmas Night: (organic black tea with cinnamon, cocoa, cloves, liquorice and vanilla).
Pukka Tea have a herbal calendar on offer with many of their popular tea bags for you to enjoy such as Lemon, Ginger and Manuka Honey, Three Cinnamon and Mint Refresh. I will pop a link (affiliated) for both of these calendars at the end of this post for Amazon but if you search advent calendars you will find the exact one you want.
If you are not a big fan of the selections involved in any of the advent calendars try making your own. You can buy fabric calendars which can be used year after year and fill them with whatever you like. Maybe you have your own favourite teabags or mix it with coffee too so you get a change. basically anything goes with a homemade calendar.
We have had many advent calendars over the years, originally you could only get the chocolate ones but it's a bit more exciting now to have a change, especially for people who are not a big fan of chocolate. I know, weirdly there are people who do not like chocolate at all, very very strange. But whatever you go for.......enjoy!
Thank you for reading today, I will be back tomorrow for What to Buy Wednesday but for now you take care and here are you're links.......get ordering.
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