Coronavirus, Divinitea Operations
First, we wanted to wish everyone a safe and healthy next few weeks as the coronavirus, COVID-19 epidemic plays out in the US, and the rest of the world.
We also wanted to remind everyone, to take a quick breath, have a cuppa, and in the good words of perhaps a little overused meme: “Keep Calm and Carry On.”
All that aside, we’d like to update you on the status of Divinitea in regards to the coronovirus. As you may be aware, we are located in Halfmoon NY, which would be considered part of Upstate NY or the Capital Region. As of 3/13, our county has experienced 3 confirmed cases, including in the Clifton Park NY area.
Fortunately, Divinitea is staff is all in good health at this time and we remain open for business. We maintain stringent cleaning/sanitation standards at our certified organic facility. We will continue to be diligent as always with these protocols. However, we have made adjustments to our operations to minimize the risk of transmission.
Halfmoon, NY Location – Changes
We are making adjustments to our retail operation and recommendations to our customers for everyone’s health and safety
We are encouraging customers to utilize our website when ordering. For customers who live within approximately 30 miles of Divinitea, we are lifting our $50 minimum order for free shipping on our website. So local customers will be able to order online without a shipping charge. The free shipping method will automatically be available according to your shipping address.
If you are local and would like to visit, we are asking that you please call ahead with your order. We can assemble it before you arrive to minimize your time at our shop. We will be operating more as a drive-thru type shop for our local retail operation until further notice.
Again, we encourage you to order online. We are running a 10% discount this weekend for online customers, more info below.
We will keep you up to date via our blog, our newsletter, and social media when we are open on the weekends again, or any further changes.
Tea tastings will also be suspended until further notice.
Online Orders & Wholesale Orders
At this time, there are no changes to our online orders and wholesale orders.
We are currently well-stocked with tea and teaware and have not experienced any unusual shortages.
We will continue to assess the situation as news develops. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 347-0689 during our hours of operation.
You Said Something About A Sale?
We know it’s not toilet paper or hand sanitizer, but a little tea is still nice to have on hand.
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we are offering 10% off all teas sitewide. In your shopping cart, enter the following coupon code:
Plus, you’ll get free US shipping on orders $50+. And logged in customers will receive rewards points on their orders! Offer valid this weekend only (3/14 – 3/15)!
Want to brew your tea like the Irish? Add one teaspoon loose leaf tea per cup of water, plus one for the pot. Steep 3-4 minutes. When serving, fill the tea cup about 1/3 with milk, then add brewed tea. You might want to warm the milk a little if it’s cooling your tea down too much. Sweeten if desired. Need a little more help brewing tea? visit this link.
Stay safe, stay calm, and have a happy St. Patrick’s Day!