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delivery & Returns


 For UK customers

We offer FREE DELIVERY on all orders over £25.00 and charge only £3.50 for delivery on all other orders .All items will be delivered by Royal Mail or a parcel courier. All deliveries will be made Monday to Saturday between 9am and 6pm.

For International customers

Europe: £8.50 per delivery

For USA & Canada:

£15 per delivery for orders up to £50
£20 per delivery for orders from £50.01 to £100
£25 per delivery for orders from £100.01 to £200
£30.00 per delivery for orders of over £200

Charges may vary for big international orders.
For other countries please check with us. 

Delivery Times

Standard orders are usually dispatched within 48 hours, but please allow 5 – 7 working days from the date of order. If the item is unavailable, we will let you know. We will then issue a full refund or hold your order until the item comes back into stock.
If the item is out of stock or bespoke, we will advise you of an approximate delivery date at the time of order. 

Delays in Delivery

Occasionally the delivery of your goods may be delayed by circumstances outside our control. If for any reason we are unable to deliver the goods or to have them ready for collection within the original approximate timeframe then we will notify you of the delay and new timeframe as soon as possible. If you cannot wait for the goods, you must let us have notice of cancellation from the person who placed the order within 7 calendar days of you receiving notification about the delay. If we receive your notice of cancellation as set out above within such 7 day period, then we will let you have a full refund. However, Tea People cannot accept any liability for any losses you incur (including loss of earnings) or for compensation for perceived inconvenience that may be suffered due to any delay.


Please notify us of obvious defects that are apparent on first inspection of the goods, such as missing contents or damaged packaging, within 14 days of delivery and additionally, wherever possible, by describing the defects on the ‘proof of delivery’ document you are asked to sign. For other defects, please notify us as soon as you discover those defects and at the latest within 14 days of delivery.

You agree that we (or our appointed agents) may examine and test any goods that are claimed to be defective to establish whether those defects are our responsibility.

Where defective goods are exchanged, you must send back the defective goods to us. Please also note that you may have to wait for replacement goods that are non-stock items or are made-to-order. When we are satisfied that the goods are faulty you will be offered a replacement or full refund of the original purchase price. Nothing in this section affects your statutory rights as a consumer.


If you are unhappy with a product for any reason then you must let us know within 14 working days of the day after the date the product is delivered to you and we will process a full refund including postage if levied.  You must also return it to us within 30 days in perfect condition, in its original packaging and with proof of purchase.

Please note that bespoke teas, made-to-order items and personalised items can only be returned or exchanged if faulty.


Unless the goods delivered were incorrect or faulty, you will be responsible for the cost of returning the goods to us. You will remain responsible for any and all returned goods until they reach our warehouse. We strongly advise that a proof of postage certificate should be obtained when returning any part of your order. Certificates are available free of charge from the post office.


If you fail to return the goods within 30 days of cancellation then you will be deemed to have re-ordered the goods at the price you originally paid for them.


Returns and exchanges will be processed as soon as possible after arrival and in any event within no more than 30 days of the day of arrival.


Please note your right to return products does not apply to bespoke and made-to-order items. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Refund & Exchange Policy

To obtain a refund the goods must be in the same condition in which you received them and you must take the responsibility of returning them to us. The original packaging must be unopened and undamaged in a resalable condition.

If you do so we will be happy to refund the original price of the item or send you an exchange. This does not affect your statutory rights.


If you fail to do so we reserve the right to refuse the refund or deduct a charge which will be no more than 30% of the price of the goods from your refund as we will not be able to sell those goods on at full price.


We will only make a refund using the same method of payment originally used by you to pay for your purchase.

Where the goods were delivered to a third party and you are unable to return them to us, you may not be entitled to a refund.


We regret that postage, packing and insurance incurred in the delivery of the goods to you are direct costs and cannot be refunded unless the good delivered were incorrect or faulty.

Credit can be used against your next order, both online and with telephone.


Return address is:  


Scottish Tea House
ML11 9PG

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