Shipping Information


Tea Lover Teas are shipped from San Jose, CA via United States Postal Service.  We have found their shipping rates to be significantly less to most locations. We currently ship to all United States and military destinations.

We are open to receive orders every day, 24 hours per day.  Customer service is available daily from 10 AM to 10 PM (PST). Rare exceptions will be noted on our home page.

Tea ordered by 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, will be shipped the next business day.  Tea orders with military destinations ship by Priority Mail only. Please call if you have special time constraints, we specialize in customer service! Call (408) 888-2781 or toll free 1-877-449-9832. Thank you. 

Priority Mail delivers to mailboxes, mail slots, and post office boxes as well as residential delivery. You can expect to receive your tea in two to three days, including Saturday. Priority mail is not delivered on Sunday and Holidays.

Express Mail service delivers your tea overnight or one day delivery, including Saturdays, to residential delivery,  mailboxes, mail slots, and post office boxes. Call if you need confirmation of overnight or one day delivery (408) 888-2781 or toll free 1-877-449-9832. Or check USPS Express Mail Service Commitment. Originating zip code is 95139. The shipping cost added to your Express Mailed gift includes a handling fee of $12.50.


     1. We can ship during these times with advance notice otherwise.... during the annual World Tea Expositions and Trade Shows no one wants to stay behind in the office!

     2 CHRISTMAS. Order with us by Friday, December 21st for Priority Mail delivery for Christmas.
For USPS Express Mail delivery for Christmas, order with us by Saturday, December 22nd.
Orders received Tuesday, Christmas Eve Day, December 24th through Thursday, December 26th will ship on Friday, December 27th, unless we have made other arrangements with you.

     3. When USPS does not ship, see below.
USPS is closed on the following days. All orders due to ship on these days will ship the next day. Call us with any shipping questions 301-690-2986 or toll free 1-877-449-9832.

  • Memorial Day.
  • 4th of July observed.
  • Labor Day.
  • Columbus Day.
  • Veteran's Day (observed).
  • Thanksgiving Day.
  • Christmas Day.
  • New Year's Day.


We all love chocolate! We love giving and receiving chocolate gifts. Unfortunately, shipping gifts with chocolate between April and October is risky. We cannot ensure the safe arrival of chocolate during this time regardless of how it is shipped. It is done at your own risk.

Should you desire to ship a gift with chocolate between April and October, we recommend selecting Express Mail. We will (but do not recommend) shipping via Priority Mail.


San Jose, CA local delivery cost is $14.99 and includes these zip codes:   95101, 95110, 95111, 95112, 95113, 95116, 95117, 95118, 95119, 95120, 95121, 95122, 95123, 95124, 95125, 95126, 95127, 95128, 95129, 95130, 95131, 95132, 95133, 95134, 95135, 95136, 95138, 95139, 95140, 95141, and 95148.
We are happy to deliver to outlying areas, depending on how busy we are, for $.80 per mile. Please call us to check for scheduling at (408) 888-2781 or toll free 1-877-449-9832.

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