FAQ

  • What is a true tea?

    The true teas are all of the teas that come from the Camellia sinensis plant, which is also known as the tea plant. This includes black, green, oolong and white teas. These types are distinguished by level of processing and all have very different health benefits.
  • What is a herbal tea?

    Herbal teas include all teas that are not true teas. Because it does not come from the tea plant, herbal teas are technically not teas, but rather herbal infusions or tisane. Some popular herbal teas include rooibos, mate, mint and chamomile teas.
  • How long should I steep my tea?

    Steep time depends on the type of tea you are using. Check out product pages for steep times.

    Black Tea: Boil water, steep 3 -5 minutes

    Green Tea: Bring water to under boil, steep 2 - 3 minutes

    Oolong Tea: Bring water to under boil, steep 2 - 5 minutes

    White Tea: Bring water to under boil, steep 2 - 3 minutes

    Herbal & Rooibos: Boil water, steep 5 - 7 minutes

    Mate Tea: Boil water, steep 3 - 7 minutes

  • How should I store my tea?

    Teas should be stored away from the glow of air at room temperatures. To improve self life length storing in glass jars or containers is recommended.
  • Shipping Info

    Orders within USA:

    Orders are shipped via USPS for within the 50 States.

    For USPS Priority Service (3-5 Business Days)

    Orders up to $49.99 = Flat fee shipping $6.99

    Orders over $50.00 = Free shipping*

    Surcharges may apply for Express or Rush delivery.

    For all Canadian Shipping Addresses, some extra shipping charges apply. Please email or call for details.

    International Orders:

    Orders are shipped via USPS or FedEx for all International shipments.

    For International Shipping addresses outside of US and Canada, please email or call for details of delivery time and charges.

  • Return Policy

    SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
    We're confident that you'll be delighted with your Spice Hut purchase.

    If you are not absolutely satisfied with your purchase, for any reason, let us know. We will promptly replace the item or give you a refund of its purchase price. It's that simple.

    How to Return an Item:

    Please return items as soon as possible.
    Write the reason for your return on the back of your packing slip.
    Enclose the slip in the carton, wrap the package securely, and send it to:

    Spice Hut
    131 West Kellogg Road
    Bellingham WA, 98226

    If you do not have your packing slip, please include the reason for return, along with your name, e-mail address, and phone number (so we may call you with questions) and send the package to the address above.
    For your protection, please use UPS, Fedex or Insured Parcel Post for shipment.
    A credit for the price of the item and applicable taxes will be applied to your credit card.
    Shipping and handling charges are not refundable unless a result of an error by Spice Hut.


    Questions?
    If you have questions about your return, please contact us. Be sure to include the information in your packing slip in your correspondence.

Phone Number: (360) 671-2800

Location:

Spice Hut
131 West Kellogg Road
Bellingham WA, 98226






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