While the Advent Calendars offered by DAVIDsTea and others are tempting, many of us have tried most of the teas in them. Or we don’t want to spend that much. If you are looking for a DIY Advent Calendar, you can make one just by using up samples you have at home. If you are short a few, try buying sample sizes from these Canadian tea companies.
Last year, Canadian Tire offered a couple of different Advent Calendar Kits. You can also find adorable ones on etsy. But you can always just make up samples in small bags. I get packs from Dollarama in the craft section for when I am sharing teas or mailing samples. Then wrap them in some holiday wrapping paper or small themed envelopes.
If you live near a DAVIDsTEA, you can visit a store to buy small amounts. I usually do this when I am trying new teas for the blog. They have no issues measuring out a couple of perfect spoons for me. If you usually order online, you can use up those samples that come free with your order! This is probably the most cost effective way to do your own DIY tea advent calendar. But also the store most of us have tried a lot of teas from before. So where else can you buy teas?
Where To Buy Tea Samples In Canada For Your DIY Tea Advent Calendar
Citizen Tea has lots of sample sized packs of their teas to choose from. Sample prices vary by tea but are generally $2.75 and make around 5 cups each. Join their newsletter to get a coupon code for $5 off your order. If you have never shopped with them before, enter FREE SHIPPING (with the space) at checkout to get your order of any value shipped free. They have enough tea samples that you could make a DIY tea advent calendar from them alone.
Herbal Infusions offers free shipping when you spend $50, Their samplers are offered on almost every tea in stock and start at $2.50. Their samplers are supposed to make 5 cups, so enough to try a latte if you want! Choose any of their fall teas and save 20% with coupon code FALL2017.
Not quite as small as the others, buy mix them up for a surprise bigger day on your advent calendar. Tea Leaf Co offers Sampler Sets with three 20g bags for $15. Choose between a selection of chai, herbal teas, black teas or green teas.
Tickled Tea has become a fast favourite for Canadian tea drinkers and she has new winter teas hitting the store in November. Get a Taster Pack of 6 samples for $10.50 with reasonable stamp shipping. She currently has around 20 teas in her sampler section, so with the new teas, you should be able to fill a DIY Tea Advent Calendar.
These may work out to more than the cost of a DAVIDsTEA Advent Calendar, but you get to try teas you choose and not ones you may have tried before.