Your 6-tea sampler ships next day or when you tell us to in the next step if a gift. We will then ask you or the gift recipient to share tea preferences and start rating teas. Each monthly delivery contains a daily cup's worth of tea tailored to taste, and one sample. Tea is delivered the first week of every month. More teas can be added to any shipment. Shipping is always free in the U.S. See next step for gift subscription shipping and a field to ask and tell us things.