You know I love my Advent Calendars and this year I treated myself to yet another tea calendar. I love the Adagio tea company and their calendar is one I have purchased several years. According to Adagio this is where we got the idea of Advent Calendars:
The history of the Advent Calendar dates to the mid-19th century when German Protestants made chalk marks on doors or lit candles to count the days leading up to Christmas. In the U.S. however, Dwight D. Eisenhower is often credited for popularizing the Advent calendar tradition. During his presidency, Ike was photographed opening an Advent calendar with his grandchildren and the photo ran in several national newspapers.
It’s in a lovely box that opens up with a perforated flap for every day in December leading up to Christmas.
Lift the little flap and discover the tea of the day for your drinking pleasure.
Usually the selections are ones that I have not tried so that is the nice thing about this type of calendar. You can try a cup and decide if it is one you would like to purchase more of to enjoy. Sometimes the names aren’t enticing and the tea ends up being pretty good. Another example of you can’t judge a book by its cover or a tea by its name.
Of course, when my back was turned, someone had to jump up on the counter to investigate and approve of my daily tea selection.