FAQ's

What is the Time for Reads Box?

The Time for Reads Box is a bi-monthly subscription service. Every two months we personally curate a box filled with reads, organic teas and treats devoted to helping you make the most of your precious reading time.  This means that each box is tailored for you!

As a former bookseller, our curator has a great track record for picking the perfect book for each person. How? She reaches out to each new subscriber to learn more about your favourite genres, authors and reads!

What is A Gift of Reads Subscription?

Each Gift of Reads Gift box includes beautiful tissue wrapping each item, a custom bookmark, a card with your personalized note and delivers 2 books and 2 months' worth of everything they'll need to make the most of their reading time. It's is filled with great reads, organic teas and treats - and we pick your genre for you!

What is the TFR Surprise Box?

The TFR Surprise box is a very popular item! Genres will vary and is not tied to any schedule and it is shipped within a week of your order. Like our TFR subscription, the TFR Surprise box is filled with great reads, organic teas and treats - but we pick your genre for you!

What is the Time for Tea Box?

The Time for Tea Box is a bi-monthly subscription service.Every two months we personally curate 4-5 blends of amazing, organic loose leaf teas to inspire you slow things down a bit each day. 

What is the Time for Tea - Single Box?

The Time for Tea - Single Box is for those wanting to try a bit less tea. You'll receive 3-4 blends of amazing, organic loose leaf teas delivered straight to you within a week or ordering - enough to enjoy a perfect cup of tea (or two) each day!

What is the Downtime Box?

The Downtime Box is a premium, seasonal organic tea and book subscription box. Four times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) we personally curate a themed collection of items to inspire to slow things a bit and really enjoy more not busy times in your life.

What if I already read the book(s) in the Time for Reads or Downtime box?

We strive to include only newly released books in the genres of your choice, but if by some chance it's one you already picked up, you can gift your copy to a friend while still enjoying the other items in your box.

Can I see what other customers thought?

Yes! You can see customer reviews right on our product pages!

How long do I have to subscribe for?

You pick your term up front! There are no recurring charges.

SHIPPING DETAILS

TIME FOR READS BOX
TFR Boxes are shipped bi-monthly in January, March, May, July, September and November each year.  You can purchase your TFR subscription as a gift, as a one time box, as a  6 month subscription (3 boxes), or as a 12 month subscription (6 boxes). Our subscriptions always ship free to show our loyal supporters our appreciation!

A GIFT OF READS SUBSCRIPTION
A Gift of Reads Subscription Boxes are shipped bi-monthly in January, March, May, July, September and November each year.  You can purchase your subscription as a gift for a 4 month subscription (2 boxes), as a 6 month subscription (3 boxes), or as a 12 month subscription (6 boxes). Our subscriptions always ship free show our loyal supporters our appreciation!

TIME FOR TEA BOX
Tea Boxes are shipped bi-monthly in January, March, May, July, September and November each year.  You can purchase your Tea only subscription as a gift, as a one time box, as a  6 month subscription (3 boxes), or as a 12 month subscription (6 boxes). Our subscriptions are discounted to show our loyal supporters our appreciation!

DOWNTIME BOX
Downtime Boxes are shipped four times per year. You can purchase our Downtime subscription as a gift, as a one time box, as a 2 season subscription (2 boxes), or as a 3 season subscription (3 boxes) or a full year (4 boxes). Our subscriptions always ship free to show our loyal supporters our appreciation!

When and how are the boxes shipped?

Shipping is free within Canada for the Downtime and Tea Boxes. We ship via Canada Post Expedited Parcel on or around:

  • Mid-Month every two months for Time for Reads & A Gift of Reads Boxes
  • Seasonally in March, June, September, December for the Downtime Box
  • Mid-Month every two months for Time for Tea Boxes

You should receive your subscription box in a week or so. If there is a significant change to this date for a particular shipment we will notify you via email.

When and how is my tea (or other goods) shipped?

If you purchase single goods (not a subscription box), they will be sent out via Canada Post within 2 business days.

Cut off dates for monthly boxes and other subscriptions:

In order to receive the current subscription you must subscribe by noon the day prior to shipping by mid-month of the shipping month (i.e. - January, March, May, July, September and November for TFR & Tea boxes).

What if I subscribed, but I want to skip a box?

If you are subscribed for a multi-month membership and want to skip a box because you are going on holidays (or any other reason!), use the "Contact Us" page on our website and we will be more than happy to arrange for you to skip the that box!

What is your refund policy?

Any shipped items are not eligible for a refund or return as they contain consumable goods (tea, books, etc.). We take time to carefully curate both boxes to ensure the best customer experience. If you are not happy at anytime or one of your products was broken or damaged in shipping please let us know.

Do you ship outside of Canada?

We only ship domestically within Canada.