Shipping and FAQ
How long does it take for my order to be processed and delivered?
Orders placed before 12pm are typically dispatched the same day. Once dispatched, tracking information will be sent via email to help track your shipment.
Australian delivery usually takes 1-2 business days for Metro Areas, while rural and country shipments can take 3-14 days. Australia Post delivery timeframe guide can be found at: http://auspost.com.au/parcels-mail/delivery-areas.html.
Compared with many other bigger tea suppliers, we only work with partners and their freshest tea. If there are any issues with your ordered items, we will let you know as soon as practicable.
If you order an item is due to come in, we will advise you and a backorder option may be offered.
We don't accept pick up. We are an online tea shop—let us save you the hassle, and deliver to your doorstep!
Please factor in the typical timeframe for the delivery method you have chosen to deliver your shipping address.
Australia Post delivery timeframe in http://auspost.com.au/parcels-mail/delivery-areas.html
TRACK YOUR ORDER HERE:
Question about your order:
Contact us now using our online form or reply to your email order receipt.
Please quote your order number for speedy processing.
What are your delivery charges?
We use shipping software that provides live quotes to ensure the best rates available. Shipping is calculated at checkout.
For your peace of mind, we offer trackable postage for all orders, mostly by courier to your street address.
International orders are usually sent by registered airmail or courier post.
Postage is calculated by total order gross weight or cubic weight, whichever is greater, and delivery address. Cubic weight varies greatly—for very chopped up, dense tea, such as Irish Breakfast and Rooibos, 60g net weight would equal to about 70g cubic weight. However, chamomile, or hibiscus, 60g net weight would equal about double in cubic weight because the product is very light and "fluffy".
All prices and postages in Australian dollars. All postage shown here includes GST.
Important: we work with partners in Australia and overseas to send you the freshest tea, so delivery time frame does vary. Usually, it takes up to a couple of days for your fresh tea to be packed to your order, then it will be dispatched from partner's country / location.
We know the tea will be worth the wait, but if you have any question, email us and we will try our best to take care of you.
How can I check where my order is at?
Once you have finished checkout, there will be an order receipt emailed to you.
You can check the status of your order by logging into your account.
Once the order has been dispatched, you will get a shipping confirmation with tracking details.
Question about your order:
Reply to your email order receipt with your question is the best way. Please quote your order number for speedy processing.
Can I order using phone or email?
We welcome phone and email orders between 10am to 2pm Sydney Australia time, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.
However, we take priority in processing online (Internet) orders.
If you have ganged up a bunch of tea requests from friends and family and would like to place a large order, you are welcome to email us the list of products you would like to purchase and we can put together the order for you. It is easy!.
What payment options do I have?
- We prefer your payment by direct deposit (bank details on order receipt)
- We also accept American Express, Diners, Visa and Mastercard
- Apple Pay and ZipPay welcome.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH OR CHEQUE!
If we do not receive payment within two weeks of order placement, the order is subject to cancellation.
You will be billed by Teas Au Pty Ltd. ABN 56 638 553 830.
We only process your order after it has been paid.
Are you an Australian company?
Yes, we are! We have been selling loose leaf tea since 2003 through our Teas.com.au website. Our head office is in Sydney. Your order will be sent from one of our Australian fulfilment partners depending on your order content.
Do you ship outside Australia?
Yes, but only to the countries listed below. We send by registered airmail for trackability—we want you to get the parcel as much as you do. Postage will be calculated for you during checkout. No minimum order is required.
|Czech Republic||Latvia||South Korea|
You are responsible for any local import duties and taxes charged by your country.
Once your payment has been cleared, please allow 14 working days for the order to arrive. We do not take responsibility for any delays / extra cost in your country caused by the quarantine and customs departments. It is recommended to check your local quarantine regulations before placing your orders.
What are your order cancellation and goods return policy?
Changed your mind? It happens! Returns are welcome within 14 days from purchase. Please note that returns can only be offered for unopened and unused products in a re-sellable condition. To return a product, simply Contact us within 14 days to arrange a product return.
No refunds will be issued for postage.
We reserve the right to only accept your returned goods less 10% restocking fee.
If you require more information about any of our products, please email us (we would be happy to send you larger photos to check out the products). If you have questions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number.
What sizes can I buy your tea in?
Our refill tea pouches are available in three sizes, made from air-tight foil lined, zip pouches. The 50g pouch is most suited for general consumption and makes about 15 - 20 cups depending on the tea variety (about 3g/1 teaspoon per cup). For the more “avid” tea drinkers, we have larger pouches in 250g and 500g sizes.
How long does the tea last?
Tea tastes the best when it is consumed within 3 months after opening. This is due to the fact that tea absorbs both moisture and odour from its environment. We recommend storing your product in an airtight pouch/container in a cool place, away from direct sunlight and odour.
Unopened tea packages if stored correctly can keep for over a year with minimal loss in taste and aroma. Herbal, flavoured and flower teas don't store well for extended periods and thus are best consumed sooner than later.
Can I get loose leaf tea in tea bags?
Loose leaf tea always tastes best when it has room to expand to infuse the leaf's full flavour potential. While we specialise in loose leaf tea, if your looking for tea bags similar to what you get from commercial brands, you may want to consider our large Self-Close Tea Bags. Alternatively we have a range of easy to use infusers and filters. Our full range of of infusion products can be found in the teaware / filters & teabags section.
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Tea comes in many grades. Every year our tea specialists sample hundreds of teas to ensure only the freshest and best tasting teas are added to our premium collections, sourced from origin - from around the world.
Our tea is typically above average grade comparing to other Australian tea suppliers.
The biggest difference is actually the freshness of our tea.
While many large tea suppliers will source most of their tea from sorting houses, so they can buy loads in a mixed cargo in a good low price (ie they buy their herbs, Chinese tea, Japanese green tea and Indian black tea all from one supplier), we source our teas directly from origin, seeking premium hand plucked cultivars directly from country of origin to ensure the best quality and freshness.
Your Chinese tea is from China. Japanese tea from Japan and so on.
Our tea is often imported in small shipments, and we hire Australian staff in our Australian warehouse. All our artisan blends are hand crafted and mixed in house.
We look at what matters to Australian consumers - freshness, great visual appeal, environmentally friendly and doing our bit to help the Australian economy.
Our teas are hand-blended artisan creations that are packed when you order, bringing you the path to well-being direct to your door.
I want to send tea to my friend for her birthday. Do you gift wrap?
Gift card custom notes and Gift Wrapping is also available as an add-on once a product is selected. The packing slip we send out with all retail orders does not show prices.
How safe is my purchase over the Internet?
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) on our website, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). When credit card details are collected, we simply pass them on in order to be processed as required. We never permanently store complete credit card details. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
All transactions are performed under 128 Bit SSL Certificate. The pages you are entering your card details start with the path (URL) https:// instead of http://. This indicates you are on a secure page and your information has been encrypted. We use one of the world's leading ecommerce platform called Shopify, and use Stripe as our ecommerce payment gateway supplier. Every payment made on www.teas.com.au is fully secured by using Shopify's high-level encryption technology.
When you press the "Confirm Order" button, it will take you to our secure page to enter your credit (or debit) card details. Your bank authorises or declines the transaction and notifies Shopify, who in turn will show you the transaction result. This process takes place in real-time while you wait—typically takes a few seconds.
NOTE: if your order has gone through successfully, an order receipt will be emailed to you right away. If you do not receive an email order receipt from us, that means we have not received your order. Please email us if you need help to put the order together—we will be glad to help.
Will my personal details be used outside www.teas.com.au?
No. We respect the importance of maintaining the privacy of our customers.
We require your email address to send you the email order confirmation and shipping confirmation, and your phone number just in case we need to contact you about your order and you're unreachable by email (e.g. your email address was not entered correctly).
Wishlist / special packaging for your event
We source tea and tea accessories from all over the world (no branded tea) and loose leaf quality tea is our speciality. So if you’re looking for something specific, email us. If there is sufficient demand for it, we’ll try to track it down!
Are you planning a wedding or birthday party or a product launch?
We do lots of custom tea packs for marketing promotions, weddings, and special events, so email us with your tea choice, packing size, budget, and date and we will see if we can help!