JRS22 wrote:I placed an order with Jing Tea Shop on 10/1 - a Friday. They shipped promptly on the very next business day - 10/4 - a Monday, via China Airmail Post. I still haven't received the package 3 weeks later.
My question is - should I give up hope, or would it be realistic to continue to watch for the postman to come with my goody bag? Of course I'll continue to watch and hope even if it's unrealistic, but I might order more tea from someone closer like Tea Trekker or Seven Cups.
I would start to worry if it does not come in the next week or two. For some reason shipping from China seems to be the most notorious of places I have ever ordered from in terms of the wide range of time that is considered "normal." Basically if I ever order anything from China (and I am not paying for EMS), I consider it a bonus if my package shows up in under two weeks ( I think I only had that happen once), but for the most part I expect it to show up in week 3 or 4 after the order.