Delivery

2019 Christmas Posting Dates

We know how important it is for Christmas presents to be on time - here are our last Christmas Posting dates for 2019. If you have any questions please email us at cs@rareteacompany.com

All orders should be placed by 12:30pm GMT on these days to account for packaging/collection.

Standard Shipping

Standard shipping is NOT a guaranteed service, but there are RECOMMENDED last posting dates for these services.

  • United Kingdom - Wednesday 18th of December (UK Standard Delivery & UK Tracked Delivery)
  • Europe - Monday 16th of December (Europe Standard Delivery)
  • USA - Friday 20th of December (USPS Priority)
  • Rest of World - 9th of December (ROW Standard Delivery)

Express Shipping

These are the last guaranteed dates that you will get your order (barring a serious error or an act of god!)

  • United Kingdom - 23th of December (UK Express Delivery)
  • Europe - 18th of December (Europe Express Delivery)
  • USA - Monday 23th of December (FedEx Home Delivery)
  • Rest of World - 16th of December (ROW Express Delivery)

UK Shipping Rates

Service Time Price
FREE UK Standard approx. 3 - 5 working days FREE when you spend £30 or more
UK Standard approx. 3 - 5 working days £2.99
UK Tracked approx. 2 - 3 working days £4.99
UK Express approx. 1 - 2 working days £6.49

Europe Shipping Rates

Service Time Price
FREE International Standard approx. 3 - 5 working days FREE when you spend £40 or more
International Standard approx. 3 - 5 working days From £4.99, depending on weight
Value Courier approx. 2 - 4 working days From £11.99, depending on country
Express Delivery approx. 2 - 3 working days From £14.99, depending on country

USA Shipping Rates

Service Time Price
FREE USPS First Class/USPS Priority approx. 1 - 4 working days FREE when you spend £30 or more
USPS First Class approx. 3 - 4 working days From £2.49
USPS Priority approx. 1 - 3 working days From £5.99
FedEx Home Delivery approx. 2 - 5 working days From £10.49

Rest of World Shipping Rates

Service Time Price
FREE International Standard approx. 5 - 7 working days FREE when you spend £40 or more
International Standard approx. 5 - 7 working days From £4.99, depending on weight
Express Delivery approx. 2 - 7 working days From £24.99, depending on country

General Shipping Information

  • Weekends, Bank Holidays & Public Holidays are not included as working days.
  • All orders placed after 12pm GMT are regarded as being received by us on the next working day (Monday - Friday).
  • All delivery estimates are guidelines and inclement weather, public holidays, and seasonal delays may affect your parcel.
  • For all shipments, please give an accessible daytime delivery address.

UK Service Information

UK Standard
  • Delivery within approximately 3 - 5 working days.
  • Parcels are despatched by Royal Mail 48.
UK Tracked
  • Delivery within approximately 2 - 3 working days.
  • Parcels are despatched by Royal Mail Tracked 48.
  • Provide a mobile telephone number for SMS delivery updates.
UK Express
  • Delivery within approximately 1 - 2 working days.
  • Parcels are despatched by DPD.
  • All parcels need to be signed for.
  • Provide a mobile telephone number for SMS delivery updates.

USA Service Information

USPS First Class
  • Delivery in approximately 3 to 4 working days for CONUS, and 5 to 7 working days for Hawaii/Alaska.
  • Parcels are despatched by USPS .
USPS Priority
  • Delivery in approximately 1 to 3 working days for CONUS, and 5 to 7 working days for Hawaii/Alaska.
  • Parcels are despatched by USPS .
FedEx Home Delivery
  • Delivery in approximately 1 to 3 working days for CONUS, and 5 to 7 working days for Hawaii/Alaska.
  • Parcels are despatched by FedEx .

Europe & Rest of World Service Information

International Standard
  • Delivery in approximately 3 to 5 working days for Europe, and 5 to 7 working days for the Rest of World.
  • Maximum delivery time can take up to 20 working days to Europe and 25 working days to the Rest of the World.
  • Parcels are despatched by Royal Mail .
  • International orders outside of the European Union may be subject to additional custom charges in certain countries. Please be aware that Rare Tea company is not liable for these charges. This is in accordance with our Terms & Conditions.
Value Courier
  • Available to selected EU countries - see table below.
  • Parcels are despatched by DPD.
  • Whilst carried by DPD in the UK, other carriers (such as SEUR) may deliver your shipment.
Countries Time Price
Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands. approx. 2 - 3 working days £11.99
Austria, Denmark approx. 3 - 4 working days £12.99
Czech Republic, Italy, Slovakia, Spain approx. 3 - 4 working days £14.99
Express International
  • Express International Delivery - see table below
  • Parcels are despatched by FedEx.
  • International orders outside of the European Union may be subject to additional custom charges in certain countries. Please be aware that Rare Tea company is not liable for these charges. This is in accordance with our terms and conditions.
Country Time Zones
Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands approx. 2 - 3 working days Zone 1
France, Germany approx. 2 - 3 working days Zone 2
Austria, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden approx. 2 - 3 working days Zone 3
Andorra, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia approx. 2 - 3 working days Zone 4
Albania, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Gibraltar, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine approx. 3 - 4 working days Zone 6
Australia, China, Peoples Rep., Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Rep of (South), Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam approx. 3 - 4 working days Zone 7
Bahrain, Cambodia, Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Yemen approx. 6 - 7 working days Zone 8
Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Cayman Islands, Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros Islands, Congo, Congo, Dem. Rep., Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Afghanistan, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea Rep., Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras Rep., Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, D.P.R of (North), Kyrgyzstan, Laos Peoples Dem. Rep, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Fed States Of, Moldova, Rep of, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Rep of, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, Nevis, New Caledonia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland Rep. Of, Sri Lanka, St Barthelemy, St Eustatius, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tahiti, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks & Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, US, Zambia, Zimbabwe, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Island of, Rwanda, Saipan, Samoa, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles. approx. 6 - 7 working days Zone 9