INTRODUCING…. 2016 Advent Calendar of Tea:
Hurrah! It's finally AUGUST, and finally time to talk about Advent - our favourite time of year!
We've been pretty quiet about our 2016 Advent Calendar so far this year, and have been super restrained in posting sneak peek pictures - you'll see there are none in this post - we'll add them tonight when the full reveal is shown at 7pm on the PostTea socialsphere.
The main difference to last year’s calendar comes in the colour of the individual packets. We’ve adopted a ‘winter wonderland’ theme this year and so the packets are made from a matt white kraft packet, rather than last year’s brown kraft paper. Like last year the packets are re-sealable, meaning your tea will stay super fresh if you don’t get through it all in December.
Colour-wise, this year’s calendar elaborates the main ‘berry and jewel’ colour theme of last year’s calendar, and so the bold coloured circular front accents remain. Similarly to last year, there are six theme colours behind the white advent day numbers. In addition to the bold white numbers, gold foil snowflakes adorn the jewel coloured accents, adding a little sparkle which will look lovely threaded on some fairy lights.
Our last major change to the appearance of the front of the packets is the omission of the tea names on each label. We’re including a handy tea info sheet again this year, and so all your tea names, ingredients and brewing instructions will be included on there.
The hang hole remains on each packet for those wishing to display their calendar, and this year we’ve switched back to the mini wooden pegs for hanging each packet, with some super metallic gold baker’s twine to mimic the foiling on the packet accents. The pegs and metallic twine come as standard in your calendar, so all you’ll need to do is cut the twine to your chosen lengths and hang away!
A fine metal ball tea strainer is included as standard, for fuss free loose leaf brewing. We’ll also be adding some themed teawares to our website and creating a special advent calendar package for a fancy teapot and advent calendar combined.
We’ll be packaging your advent calendar in one of our lovely white magnetic snapshut boxes, and they’ll be posted to you for delivery in early November.
As much as we love to make the advent calendars look good, they also need to taste terrific, and for those of you who purchase year on year, you’ll be pleased to know that a whopping 18 of this year’s 24 teas are new to the 2016 calendar! There’s a good mix of old favourites, new bestsellers, and seasonal brews, so get ready to whet your whistle, pop on the kettle and try a whole new array of fabulous teas and infusions. We’ll be keeping the full tea list private until the release date in November, so you’ll have to speculate for now on what’s included and what’s new to this year’s calendar!
A couple of this year’s teas do contain milk products, and a couple contain nuts. We are able to substitute these teas for you if we’re notified about the changes needed when you order your calendar. Our teas are packed in a clean environment and so should be free from contamination from other allergens but this cannot be guaranteed.
Orders for our 2016 Advent Calendar of Tea will open this evening (10th August 2016) at 7pm. You’ll receive a pre-order confirmation postcard at your shipping address after ordering, and the advent calendar will ship in November. You will receive a shipping notification email when your advent calendar dispatches.