Monsieur T. takes time to communicate with you. The course of the last few days regarding Covid-19 as brought up many unanswered questions. We appreciate that you take a few minutes to read the following.
First, with regard to our physical stores, we ask employees to be extra vigilant when it comes to washing hands and work surfaces. We use sanitation products and procedures in accordance with MAPAQ. Tea tasters are now suspended. Until further notice, we will no longer fill customers' bags, reusable cups and metal boxes.
* march 18, 2020 - We have temporarily closed our store at Galeries de la Capitale. *
* march 21, 2020 - We have temporarily closed our store at Place de la Cité. *
Regarding our teas from China and other regions. They are not considered "at risk products". Here are some explanations :
-The teas we have on hand for sale, comes from the 2019 harvest. At the latest, they were prepared in June 2019.
-Green, black and oolong teas are heat dried at a 95 degrees Celsius temperature for 15 minutes.
-White teas are first sun dried, then also heat dried a 95 degrees Celsius temperature for 5 minutes.
-It takes around 60 days between the drying time and when our different suppliers receive the teas, .
-According to various information, the Covid-19 can survive only 9 days under ideal conditions.
-The Covid-19 has not been shown to survive high temperature and / or remain attached to a dried product.
-Finally, the tea is infused in hot water, which destroys the majority of bacteria.
To show you his appreciation that you have taken the time to read so far, Monsieur T. has reduced the minimum amount for a free delivery. (Until things get back to normal.) Instead of $ 50, we offer free shipping at $ 30 or more for an order in Canada.
In closing, Monsieur T. advises you to take the opportunity to slow down a bit, do not stop everything, take out that old Monopoly game, clean the cellar, read books, play outside with your family, and enjoy a good warm and comforting drink.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
Take care of yourself.