China Post Shipping Update and Concerns February 03 2020

April Update: While packages are being accepted and processed by China Post we are seeing many delays. A noticeable percentage are getting returned. When they are we will relabel them and ship them again. There are also additional delays but it seems like most packages will get there eventually.
Please take a look at our inventory in Seattle if you need something quickly shipped.

Please read about our updated shipping rates from China!

Corona Virus Package Safety

There is little to no risk of contamination from packages coming from China. The virus can’t live for very long outside of a biological host. Packages coming from China are in transit much longer than the virus can survive. The CDC released a statement about packages coming from China. “Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of 2019-nCoV associated with imported goods and there have not been any cases of 2019-nCoV in the United States associated with imported goods.” You can stay informed here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

While we are taking every precaution to pack our teas as safely as possible once they are handled by postal carriers we can offer no guarantees. You should take the safety steps you deem necessary when the packages arrive.

Orders From Seattle

Orders from Seattle ship via USPS. We are packing the orders as we receive them but are only delivering them to USPS twice a week. We are trying to minimize our external points of contact during the stay at home orders in Washington State. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding!

We have limited inventory in Seattle but will keep it up to date with what we have available. You can check out our Seattle inventory here: https://crimsonlotustea.com/collections/seattle-inventory