We understand that sometimes you may want to return products. If you are not completely satisfied with any item you purchase on the site then please return it to us in original condition within 30 days of receipt and we will give you a full refund of the item’s cost excluding postage costs. In addition, customers in the European Union are entitled to a statutory cooling-off period of fourteen business days.
Our returns address is shown on your invoice and packing slip. If you wish to receive a refund or replacement please contact us by email or call us on 020 7183 2113 to let us know. If an item has been sent to you in error and you wish to return it, please contact us for our Freepost address.
If an item has arrived broken, please contact us to request a replacement and dispose of the broken item. In some cases we may need to ask you to provide a photo of the broken item so that we can look into how the damage might have been caused.
What are your shipping methods and costs?
We offer free next day delivery on all UK orders over £50
For a full list of our delivery options, cut off times and restrictions, please view our Delivery Information.
If you placed your ordered using our next day courier service you can track it here. Your tracking number will be included in your order dispatch email.
Please contact our customer service team via email or phone 020 7183 2113 if you have any further questions regarding your order.
How do I create an account? Creating an account with us is easy. Simply click the Account Icon in the far top right of the website. On the next page, click ‘Create an Account’, fill in the information required and press ‘Submit’.
What do I do if I've forgotten my password? On the ‘Log In’ page click ‘Forgot your password?’.
How do I add a new delivery or billing address? To add or edit delivery or billing addresses, login to your account and navigate to the ‘Account Dashboard’ section. Click on ‘Address Book’, where you can update both your billing address and delivery address details.
Our checkout also includes a section for billing address and a section for delivery address. Here you can select the correct addresses for each order you place.
Digital Gift Cards
Can you use JING Tea DGC online? Yes. JING Tea DGC may only be used as full or part payment for products purchased from JING Tea online at www.jingtea.com.
Can you use JING Tea DGC in our retail store? No, but we are working on enabling this in the near future. The DGC can’t be used in any of our partners’ hotels, restaurants, department stores, or through mail or telephone order.
When do JING Tea DGC expire? The gift card will expire 24 months from date of purchase, if not already fully used.
Do I have to spend all the balance of my card in one go? No, you can use as much, or as little, of the gift card credit as you like and the remaining credit will remain in balance on your card.
If the balance on my card is less than the total of my basket, can I still use it? Yes. The card acts as a discount on your order. Once the total value is exceeded you can pay the remaining balance via one of our other payment methods (card, paypal, etc.).
Is your London address a retail store? Our London address is an operational office so unfortunately, we are unable to hold any stock for sale on the premises.
Do you have any retail stores? We have a store located in the charming streets of St Christopher’s Place in London’s West End in, W1. For opening hours and more information, visit our store page.
Is your Hobart Place London address a retail store?
Our Hobart Place London address is an operational office. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold any stock for sale on the premises.
Storing Your Tea
How should I store your tea? Wherever possible we use vacuum, gas packing and cold storage for our teas to ensure that they arrive with you as fresh as possible. All tea should be kept away from heat, light, moisture and odours. Exposure to these will cause the tea to deteriorate and lose flavour. Our loose teas are packed in resealable ziplock bags so we recommend that you reseal all your bags once you have used them and store them in a cool dry place.
Generally speaking, black teas and more heavily oxidized oolongs can be stored for a longer time than green, white and lightly oxidized oolong teas. Green teas, white teas and light oolong teas are best drunk within two to three months of opening.
However, they can also be stored in the fridge to maintain freshness for as long as possible. If you choose to store your green, white and light oolongs in the fridge, be careful to take the packs out a little in advance of making your tea so that they can reach room temperature. Opening a bag straight from the fridge will result in condensation on the inside of the pack, which when closed can then affect the quality of the tea inside.
Pricing and Currency
Can I place orders in different currencies? All orders on the website are processed in GBP. The currency switcher on the site is for guidance purposes only. Exchange rates on our site are updated regularly but may not reflect the latest rates.
Out of Stock
What do I do if an item I want to order is out of stock? We do regular stock checks to ensure that we maintain correct stock information on the site. If an item that you would like to order seems to be out of stock by mistake please let us know by calling +44 (0)207 183 2113. We will then check the stock level of this product and let you know whether the item is available for purchase.
If the item is available then we will put the item back into stock on the website while you are speaking to us and let you know how to add the product to your basket.
Some of the teas we buy are extremely rare and are only ever available in extremely limited quantities. Where this is the case, once we run out of stock, we are unable to source a replacement until the next season in which that tea produced. For these teas we recommend signing up to our newsletter to receive the latest news on rare tea launches.