Advent Calendar

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Welcome to the 2020 Tea Advent Calendar.

This is the first time I've ventured into this territory and I'd thought why not this year?

The calendar will contain a different loose tea each day. Simple idea really. This will be a mixture of some special teas just for the calendar as well as some of our best sellers which you may or may not have tried before.

They will be a mix of caffeine free and caffeinated teas in the calendar but there is also a full caffeine free option available also. Many of you prefer caffeine free and decaf teas so I've made a calendar for you too so you don't need to waste any of the teas. There will be a cross over of some caffeine free blends between the two though - probably around half the teas.

There will be no teas containing any allergens - including nuts and dairy. There will be a few teas containing liquorice.

There will be about 10-15g of tea/herbal infusion each day so that should be enough for at least 3 cups. Probably more. I thought about doing a calendar similar to others which provide a solitary tea bag but then why just have the one cup each day, eh? It means that you'll be able to save some of your favourites for later or even share the calendar with someone else.

Now there's a question - would you could you share your tea with someone else?

If you're not used to making loose tea then I'll put in a guide to explain the basics and also a free box of our DIY filter tea bags. So even if you don't have a strainer or a fancy tea pot then all you'll need is your favourite mug. Oh, and a kettle of course - I am assuming some basic knowledge of how to make tea.

I'll also put in a couple of freebies too - it is for Christmas afterall...

Since we'll be packing them up manually and by hand then I've had to limit the total numbers to 100 of each type of calendar so please be quick and order to avoid disappointment. 

They are available for preorder now and I'll be getting them shipped out at the beginning of November.

If you preorder and add another product at the same time then I'll send everything out with the calendar so if you're wanting another tea sooner then please place a separate order otherwise you'll have to wait until November. This is the only way to manage the postage.

Also the signup discount code isn't valid against this due to the bespoke nature of the calendar - it comes with free UK delivery though - plus I think it's great value already. Assuming 3 cups per day then it works out at about 40p per cup and add the extra few bits in too then it's a bargain. Mmmm, maybe have to rethink...

Customer Reviews

Based on 32 reviews
Best gift ever

My sister bought me this and I can honestly say it’s one of the nicest gifts I’ve ever received! The packaging and design are so lovely I didn’t want to open it but the teas were divine and the thoughtful extras and accessories were the finishing touch.

Really special treat - highly recommended

Bought this for one of my sons and we were bowled over by the quality of the teas and just how nicely put together it was. It really was a nice touch hiding the tea details on the inside of each day’s envelope so it was a surprise. The quantity of each day’s tea was great too as we did get generous servings out of them. The extras including the filters, spoon and Christmas card were also greatly appreciated. Overall a real quality product. Hope we’re quick enough of the mark to get one this year too.

Lush teas, good amounts

We loved the tea box, and the fact that you can easily discern the ingredients listed when you scoop it out. We loved all of the teas, and we felt we got plenty to enjoy some of the teas twice. Would absolutely order again.

We're already looking forward to next year to get another tea advent calendar from Shibui!

This little box of tea was just what we needed to go through the challenging end of 2020. The tea selection was amazing, the quantity more than enough for two large cups, the thoughtful extras (tea bags and measuring spoon) were a very nice touch.. what a wonderful advent calendar for a very reasonable price! I wished we could have monthly subscriptions to get boxes full of Shibui teas through the year!


I've tried a lot of different loose tea advent calendars but none of them even begin to compare to the Shibui one! It exceeded all expectations, great presentation, lovely range of teas! We loved them all and wish there was a tea calendar for each month of the year! I sent one to my mother in law as well, and she was thrilled. We will definitely be ordering some more teas from the homepage. The chocolate ones were all a big favourite! And of course the Masala Chai which we've ordered before. The spoon and bags were a great extra! So much attention and care was put into it. I really hope John will make one next year as well!

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Lovely tea!

This is a very smooth tea. Very nice on its own or with a little bit of honey. I add milk hen I brew it quite strong and you can still taste and smell the cinnamon. Will definitely order again!

Ginger and chocolate tea

This is a delicious tea with a pure authentic taste. I love ginger tea, but this has a extra smoothness to it, with a lovely aroma.

Lovely tea

I got given the gingerbread tea for Christmas and as soon as it ran out I couldn't help but buy some more, and try some of the other teas. The orange rooibos is mad good and the gingerbread is lovely as always. I'm already running out again!

Jasmine Pearls
Heidi W.
Jasmine Pearl

I absolutely love this tea and to find actual pearls in the tea bags and not just a plain old teabag is amazing. Took me ages to find this company as I tasted this brand at a cafe and I am so glad I have found you.

Moroccan Mint
Gary S.
Quite cleansing and refreshing.

First time we’ve tried this Moroccan Mint tea and must admit that it’s a step up in quality to our normal mint tea. Very fresh and cleansing on the palate. Difficult to over brew but just seems to intensify in flavour the longer you leave it.