Saturday, November 24, 2018

Countdown to Christmas with Adagio Teas' Advent Calendar: Treat yourself to a new tea everyday!

Adagio Tea Advent Calendar: a new tea for each day until Christmas!

Is there a better way to count down the days to Christmas than with a different cup of tea each day?

 Adagio Teas has created an advent calendar that reveals a new tea packet under each numbered "drawer" in a beautifully packaged box that fits right into the season's d├ęcor. It's a grown-up version of the advent calendars which hide a tiny treat or chocolate behind doors that have delighted children, including my own, for years.

When my kids were growing up, my Mom would purchase a new advent calendar every December. The days to Christmas seemed so interminably long to my two young boys and little girl, and opening those tiny doors to get a piece of candy, and see one more day out of the way, helped the days go by faster for them.

Behind each door is a new tea - mine started with Gingerbread tea.

Of course, as adults, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas feels like it moves at warped speed and we'd actually like to see it slow down just a little bit to help us get to all the shopping,  baking and decorating.  While the Adagio Teas' Advent Calendar doesn't buy us more time, it does serve as a reminder to take a break for ourselves and have a little fun to boot!

Each "day" has a different single-serving tea bag hiding behind a numbered door. In the interest of true reporting on the Adagio advent calendar - and also because I couldn't wait to try it! - I went ahead and opened up the first day. I was treated to gingerbread tea. With a festive photo of gingerbread cookies on the wrapper, it got me started on holiday spirit right away.

Adagio Advent Calendar is a treat for tea lovers and a reminder to take a tea break for ourselves.

Although each day will bring a new tea, the gingerbread tea was a great way to start. It's a black tea with ginger, cinnamon and orange pieces - a spicy tea just perfect for sitting next to the fire and gazing at the twinkling tree lights. I rarely add milk to tea, but I decided to try a little in my gingerbread tea because I was pretty sure this hearty blend could handle it. Plus, I wanted to make this break - if only for ten minutes - a special one, with "milk and cookies".

I'm looking forward to opening each new tea. And, I promise to stay with the program and not get ahead of myself. 

Santa's jolliness is due to tea

I love everything about this tea calendar:  the pretty box with a reindeer featured prominently among the twenty-four doors, the surprise tea waiting for its daily reveal and the bold note on the side that proudly proclaims, "The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he drinks tea".  That makes so much sense!

The Adagio Tea Advent Calendar is not only a treat for oneself, but sure to be a welcomed delight to any tea enthusiast on your holiday gift list. Why not surprise someone early with present sure to be enjoyed throughout December? They'll no doubt be jolly throughout the season - and with the attractive packaging, all you'll need to do is add a bow.

Adagio advent calendar is a great gift for any tea enthusiast - with such nice packaging, you only need to add a bow!

The Adagio advent calendar is available on the Adagio website at  While there, be sure to peruse the seasonal items for more ideas for holiday gift giving and stocking stuffers!

Product review disclaimer:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free or a discounted price. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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