After 15 years of happy tending, the time has come for me to close Island Tea Company. This was a decision I’ve struggled with for months, but it is time. I am going to take a little break, tend to my family, and pursue a few cherished dreams which have been waiting in the wings. The years of running my little business have been rich in all that matters most, and have grounded me in my Whidbey Island community as nothing else could have. Island Tea Company has been a grand adventure! Thank you!
Island Tea Company’s closing SALE has officially begun. Details and important tips on shopping are found below.
* Placement of orders online is strongly recommended, rather than by phone or email. This will assure you your place in the queue. Orders will be processed in the order received.
* Many teas and gift items are in very limited supply. We will update the website as time allows. If your selection is not available when we prep your order we will correct your order and try to let you know. A corrected receipt will be in your package.
* Enter the word ALOHA in the voucher/coupon box at checkout and a 40% discount will be automatically applied. This is important! We are experiencing a high order volume. If you forget to enter the magic word, if you misspell it, or if you do not click RECALCULATE or give the shopping cart ample time to apply the discount before proceeding to payments, I simply cannot guarantee we will catch your error.
* If you do make an error, quickly email or leave a phone message. You may need to re-enter your order.
Finally, we will be processing and mailing orders as quickly as we are able, but there may be minor delays. Local orders to be delivered to The Paint Escape in Freeland may take up to a week or longer. We will email you when your order will be ready for pickup.
Our closing sale will continue until late October, or until inventory dwindles to the point it is simply time to close our online shop. I am delighted to announce I am passing the South Whidbey tea torch to Bruce and Trish Didier at Anchor Books and Coffee in Clinton. The Anchor’s friendly staff already serve 10 of our lovely teas, and will soon be adding several more popular teas as well. Beginning November 1st (or thereabouts) they will be selling these teas bulk too. Local customers, if there is a tea you would like the Anchor to stock, please visit and share with them your wish.
Thank you so much for 15 years of business, friendship, smiles, and laughter. I have been most blessed!
This must have been a difficult decision to make–but then again, maybe not. I’ look forward to seeing where this leads…
Best of luck in your new adventures.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog post today. I wanted to reply via email but was not able to. It sounds like you are taking up the art of making jewelry if I read your comment correctly. If so, I’m looking foward to having you around the bead circles!