I thoroughly enjoy a good pun! Gotta be honest though, this one was borrowed from the good folks at Bluebird Tea co. who this post is mostly centred on. I was introduced to the brand last year during #blogmas so it seemed pretty appropriate to include them!
First lesson I’ve learnt this month – dropping not so subtle hints (or blatantly asking, however you wanna say it) works. I spotted this tea advent calendar was launching and I wanted it, BAD.
The idea of taking time out every day during a busy month (particular with the extra stresses of job/ home searches I’ve facing) is a great way to relax, with the added bonus of trying lots of new flavours. Plus, my mum has also bought me a choccy calendar, so I’ll be able to do both!
Bluebird are always very kind and send a couple of different samples with every order, this one is Christmas cake.
My only teeny gripe is that on the back it tells you exactly which tea you’ll get on each day, which eliminates some of the surprise element. I’ve tried not to peek!
I’ve also signed up to the e-calendar to run alongside, which so far I’m very impressed with. Each day I will receive an e-mail focusing on the tea of the day – providing info about the blend, recipe ideas and links to buy it if you want more. I’ll have to be careful with reading this one though, as I plan to have my brews in the afternoon or evening to make sure I have time to enjoy them, so don’t want this to ruin the surprise!
Door no 1 – Gingerbread Chai
Mug, NASA (bought from the Natural History Museum in New York)
I’ll be posting a mini review of each blend on my social media channels every day (not doing things by halves this month!) so if you like the sound of one you’ll have time to buy it before it goes out of stock. They’re also great for quirky stocking filler ideas and have a dedicated Christmas gifts section that’s worth checking out.
Thanks for reading, see you tomorrow.