Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Tea

Caffeine and Tea

All of our herbal and rooibos teas are naturally caffeine-free. All other teas contain some amount of caffeine. For more information about the caffeine content of different teas, please reference our guide to caffeine in tea.

Preparing Loose Leaf Tea

All of the tea we sell is loose leaf. Each tea comes with detailed preparation instructions on the label. You can prepare using a tea infuser, filter, teapot, or other brewing device. Different teas have different requirements when it comes to the water temperature, steep time, and amount of tea leaves used. Please reference our guide to making loose leaf tea for a comprehensive overview of how to make a tasty cup of tea.

How Long Tea Lasts

When stored in an air-tight container away from heat, light, and moisture, tea generally lasts for up to a year. You can read more about tea storage and expiration in our guide to how long tea lasts for.

Tea Ingredients

You can find a full list of ingredients for each tea in the "ingredients" section on each product page, as well as on the back label of each bag or tin.

Gluten-Free Teas

A few of our teas may contain a very minute amount of gluten due to the flavorings used, but most of our teas are gluten free.

This includes all of our "classic" single-ingredient black, green, white, oolong, purple, pu-erh, herbal, and rooibos teas, as well as flavored blends including:

- Organic Earl Grey Black Tea

- Earl Grey Francais Black Tea

- Earl Grey Lavender Black Tea

- Lemon Mint Menage Black Tea

- Midnight Rose Black Tea

- Ginseng Oolong Tea

- Jasmine Silver Needle White Tea

- Miss Violet Purple Leaf Tea

- Rooibos Chai Herbal Tea

- Earl Grey Rooibos Herbal Tea

- Alice's Peppermint Party Herbal Tea

- Atomic Gold Herbal Tea

- Chicory Chocolate Herbal Tea

- Cota Herbal Tea

- Egyptian Chamomile Herbal Tea

- Hibiscus Herbal Tea

- Lavender Lullaby Herbal Tea

- Lavender Mint Herbal Tea

- Mulled Wine Fruit Blend Herbal Tea

- Peppermint Herbal Tea

- Sing Your Song Herbal Tea

- Tuscan Sun Herbal Tea

Shipping and Returns

Processing Times and Shipping

We normally process and fulfill orders within 1 to 2 business days. You will receive an email notification with tracking information once your order has shipped. We use USPS Ground Advantage or Priority Mail for most orders, although some orders may be shipped using UPS Ground.

While USPS Ground Advantage and Priority Mail packages typically arrive within 5 business days of the ship date, postal service delays are now common, so we ask that you check your tracking information if you are waiting for a package, and then contact your local post office if it doesn't arrive as expected. If a package isn’t delivered within 2 weeks of the shipping date, we will assist in whatever way we can.

If a package is returned to us because of an incorrect or insufficient shipping address, we will issue a refund minus the cost of shipping.

Unless otherwise specified, we will ship multiple orders addressed to the same address in one box.

Shipping Destinations

We ship to all 50 states.

Return Policy

We are happy to answer any questions you have regarding our tea. Once purchased, we do not offer returns or refunds.

Free Shipping on Orders over $59

Any order of $59 or more automatically ships for free within the United States. International orders are subject to additional shipping charges.

Please keep in mind that using a coupon may bring your cart total to under $59. If you’d like to use the coupon and also take advantage of our free shipping offer, please make sure your cart total is $59 or more after discounts.

Incorrect Addresses

If USPS or UPS returns a package to us because of an incorrect or insufficient shipping address, we will issue a refund minus the original cost of shipping.


About Subscriptions

We offer subscriptions for each of our loose leaf teas. Choose to automatically receive your favorite teas every one, two, or three months. Subscriptions are renewed automatically each month until you choose to cancel.

Managing Your Subscription

If you've created an account with ArtfulTea, you can view your subscriptions by logging into your account. If you haven't created an account with ArtfulTea, you can view, edit, or cancel your subscriptions through the link you receive in each subscription email.

Pausing Your Subscription

You can skip or reschedule your subscription at any time. Each scheduled delivery will have a "skip payment" button next to it, which you can use to skip that month's order. You can also reschedule your order by clicking on the "reschedule" button next to the delivery date.

Cancelling Your Subscription

You're welcome to cancel your subscription at any time. If you have an account with ArtfulTea, you can cancel your subscription in your account settings. You can also do so through magic link you receive with each subscription email.

Subscription Shipping Charges

All subscriptions over $59 ship for free. Recurring subscriptions under 1 lb. (including packaging materials) ship for $4 each month. Recurring subscriptions over lb. ship for $8 each month. If your initial order includes other items and is over $59, you will be charged shipping for subsequent recurring orders if the reucurring subscription total is under $59.

Other Questions


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Visiting ArtfulTea

If you're in Santa Fe, we'd love it if you stopped by for a visit! You can find us at 101 W Marcy Street, just a block from the Santa Fe Plaza.