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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Yet another delicious flavour.
I ordered it hoping that it’ll taste like the one sold in Pret. Not entirely sure but think it might be the exact same one but in any case, it’s great. It’s also not temperamental and doesn’t become bitter if you accidentally brew it for a bit longer, something I found with many other green teas.
The service was also quick and faultless. I’d recommend the company to anyone.

Such a delicious combination of flavours. The hint of vanilla is delicate but also very noticeable. I think the balance is just spot on.
Couldn’t fault the company either - the order arrived promptly. I’m very pleased with the service and will be ordering again.


For added convenience when making loose leaf tea I love these filter bags. Eco friendly and easy to fill, brilliant product.


Beautiful Darjeeling tea and because it’s decaf I can enjoy throughout the day and evening. Lovely packaging and personal service for top quality product - perfect!

Jasmine tea

Not tried tea yet as it is a gift. Arrived prompty and ethically packaged.