Tea for Life Update – Peru Tea Availability during Global Coronavirus Crisis

Many of our customers rely on our Peru health tea to treat medical conditions and to generally improve the quality of life and the amount of energy in their lives.

We think that’s a pretty bloody “essential supply”, so we fight on to keep bringing this extraordinary product to Australia.

It’s a little-known fact that our Peru tea is a significant immune system booster. All the more reason for us to struggle and strive to get this magical herb to our shores in such uncertain times.

I won’t ramble on, so here’s where things are out as far as I can see in terms of the next few months:

  • The factory making the tea in Peru has temporarily shut down, which means supplies are running short with wholesalers over there.
  • We’ve secured a decent amount of the product with our wholesaler and will start shipping it in batches as soon as the Peru post office opens, hopefully sometime in mid-April. Expected arrival in Australia would be late May…which is quite a while away, unfortunately.
  • We do have some stock coming in the near future – perhaps 10 days to 2 weeks from now, but only a small shipment. We will send an email out to this same list once it arrives. The maximum package size will be 250g, and unfortunately, it will be limited to one per customer per day.
  • A small price rise is inevitable. Our Aussie dollar has been battling for a while and we have been absorbing costs, but in order to continue to push through barriers during this time, sometimes the only option is to throw money at them. Unfortunately, our costs have gone up, and while we’ve absorbed several cost increases over the last couple of years, we have not raised our prices in a few years. We are not comfortable with the thought of a price rise, but the economics at this time will need to dictate.

So, in summary, supplies will be quite short for the next couple of months until the new stock we have secured starts to come in around the end of May.

Hopefully, the postal services and delivery companies will still be operating for the next few months!

Please allow me to pass on our sincerest best wishes, and hope that you and all your loved ones stay safe in this critical time.

Regards,

Mike and team
Tea for Life Australia

4 thoughts on “Tea for Life Update – Peru Tea Availability during Global Coronavirus Crisis

  1. Brad Quilty says:

    Hey Mike,

    Its now 8th June, and its the first time I am checking stock levels in over 3 months. Any further updates to the above? Shipments to start arriving soon, or is it still delayed further?

  2. Matt says:

    Hi Mike,
    If you could please reply to myself it would be highly appreciated.
    You Have a excellent service and hope that this pandemic will not be the end of yours and a lot of honest well hearted business’s and professionals such as yourself.
    Best Regards
    Matt

  3. Felix says:

    Hi there, totally understand your predicament.

    If there’s an opportunity to put an order in for a one off 250gm I’d be happy to pay upfront.

    • Tea Lover says:

      Hi Felix,

      Thanks, but we don’t take upfront payments, as there is always a risk the product won’t arrive due to Customs seizure or some other mishap.

      The best thing is to stay subscribed to our mailing list, and we’ll send stock updates via email.

      It will be first come, first served, I’m afraid, as it’s too complicated to do a stock reservation system.

      However, there should be approx. fifty 250-gram units going on sale in a couple of weeks, so you should have a good chance to get hold of one if you see our email on time.

      For this upcoming shipment, I’ll send out a warning email 2 or 3 days before we expect the stock to arrive, so at least you’ll know to check your email around that time – that seems the best simple system we can come up with at the moment…

      Hope that helps,

      Mike

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