Description: A beloved Westholme Tradition, we’ve brought back the 24-day Tea Advent Calendar for our 2020 Winter season!
This is truly the perfect holiday gift for the Tea Lover (or lovers) in your life - an excellent choice for an individual or a whole household to explore. Travel a world of warmth and comfort from your home with a high-quality organic tea or tisane each day of advent. With the global pandemic and travel restrictions in place this year, we made sure to pack different teas and tea styles from around the world into the calendar - a chance to taste, smell, and learn about different traditions from tea-growing countries around the globe.
The format of our 2020 Calendar has changed slightly to focus more on the teas themselves. We’ve put a lot of work into curating our Advent Calendar’s tea and tisane selection this year, to appeal to everyone from the casual tea drinker to the travelled tea geek. The advent contains everything from our favourite high-quality house recipe blends, to exquisite limited-edition rare imported pure teas. While we want to keep the contents a surprise, we CAN tell you that an exquisite selection of our favourite white, black, green, pu-erh, Darjeeling and oolong teas are all accounted for, as well as a selection of calming herbal tisanes for restless pre-Christmas evenings! There may even be a little something from the slopes of our own property to bring your tea advent(ure) full circle...
Contents: The exact teas and order are a surprise! No peaking!
However, we can tell you what types of loose-leaf tea are included in the Advent this year:
1 x Stainless Steel Tea Strainer
7 x Black Tea
6 x Green Tea
5 x Herbal Tisane
2 x Oolong Tea
1 x Darjeeling Tea
1 x White Tea
1 x Pu-erh Tea
1 x Advent booklet
Each of these artisanal loose-leaf teas and tisanes are packed into beautiful reusable small tins and placed in individual hand-stamped kraft boxes. Each small tin contains 12 - 20 grams of tea, depending on the tea’s density. At the industry standard of 2 grams / cup, this is enough tea for 6 to 10 cups, or two generous teapots full. We wanted to increase the quantity this year - This way, you (or the recipient of your gift) can share with the whole family, or have enough tea to revisit a favourite find several times over the new year.
Each Advent comes with a beautiful booklet guide. This contains gorgeous photographs of the included teas, with detailed descriptions and tasting notes for each, plus brewing instructions, places to write down your own tasting notes and favourites, and educational snippets. Also full of some fun winter recipes!
How to Use: Decorate with your Advent! We made sure the teas looked as lovely as they taste - so put your calendar somewhere you and your household can see it. You can arrange the boxes into fun stacked shapes, put them in your Christmas tree or around the house for a daily Advent tea hunt, or keep it in the box. Whatever you do, have fun with it!
Each day of advent (December 1 - 24), open the corresponding gold-numbered kraft box, and remove your tin of tea or tisane for the day! Follow the steeping instructions in your advent booklet, find your favourite teacup, and enjoy. Each small tin has enough tea for several cups, or for a generous pot or two of tea (depending on the size of your teapot).
There is a section in your Advent Booklet to write down tasting notes if you wish, or to write down you and/or your household’s favourite teas during the Advent.
When Advent Ends: When you’ve finished your copious amount of tea and tisane, all of the containers and boxes are recyclable. However, we encourage you to peel off the labels and reuse the tins and boxes! They are excellent for storing and organizing everything around the house from jewellery to crafting materials to kitchen spices, or as gift containers for your family and friends next year. You can also use them as your daily travel tea tins to bring with you into the world. If storing food in the tins, be sure that they are completely dry! We suggest wiping the tins out with a clean, dry piece of cloth or paper towel instead of washing, as water can get trapped in the seams.
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