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Membership

Customer experience is really important to us, so we are introducing a new register system to enhance the speed in which we serve you! Please bear with us, loyal-tea changes are brewing. While we swap systems you will still be able to earn and accrue your Chatime Loyal-TEA points with each purchase. However, you will not be able to redeem free teas or a free birthday tea while the systems are swapping over. This transition takes time and won’t be finished until early December.

Why can’t I redeem my free teas?

While we swap our register systems you will still be able to earn and accrue your Chatime Loyal-TEA points. However you will not be able to redeem free teas. As soon as we are up and running again we will email you to inform you when you can redeem your free teas. Your points balance is safe and will not disappear during the transition. Thanks for understanding.

Why can’t I redeem my free birthday drink? 

While we swap our register systems you will still be able to earn and accrue your Chatime Loyal-TEA points. However you will not be able to redeem free teas or your birthday drink- if your birthday falls in late October or November 2017. As soon as we are up and running again we will email you to inform you when you can redeem your free birthday drink. Your points balance is safe and will not disappear during the transition.  Thanks for understanding.

Why do my points look different?

As part of our new register system, the way your points display on the receipt will change. Moving forward, a $5.20 purchase will result in 52 points on your receipt (so, for every $1 you spend at Chatime, you’ll now earn 10 points). To redeem a $5.20 drink you will need 520 points. It’s a slight change, but is still just as easy to redeem once we are back up and running.

How can I become a Chatime Loyal-tea member?

You can become a Chatime Loyal-tea member by purchasing a membership card from any Chatime T- Brewery for $0.50.

I got a new Chatime Loyal-tea card, how do I register it?

You can then register your details on our website at https://chatime.customerrewards.com.au/

Whenever you buy a Chatime drink, please present your card for the T-Rista to scan. This will add points onto your account. Once you have built up enough points you can claim a free drink as a reward for being a loyal member of Chatime! Also, make sure to add your correct birth date onto your account as you can claim a free birthday drink on any day of the month in which your birthday falls!

What are the rewards?

  • For every $ spent at Chatime, you will earn 10c
  • You will receive a FREE drink on your birthday
  • You will be the first to know about new promotions
  • You will receive exclusive membership offers

Can I use my Loyal-tea Card in other countries?

At this stage, points can only be earned at the point of purchase within Australia

I lost my Chatime Loyal-tea card, what do I do now? How can I transfer the points from my old card to my new one?

You may purchase a replacement card from any of our stores for $0.50. Once you have purchased a new card, please email us at [email protected] with:

  1. New membership card number, and
  2. The email you registered your old member card with

We will assist you to transfer your balance points from the lost card to the new card so you don’t miss out on redeeming delicious Chatime teas.

How can I claim a free drink using my points?

To redeem a FREE drink, members are required to have sufficient points to claim a drink. Membership points cannot be used to discount the price of a beverage. If you have enough points just let the staff member know at the time of purchase that you would like to use your points.

How can I buy a Gift Card?

You can visit any Chatime T-Brewery and ask a staff member to load a Gift Card for you. You can add any value in multiples of $10.

How can I get a Chatime Loyal-tea replacement card?

We do not currently offer replacement cards. You may purchase a new membership card from any of our stores for $0.50.

How can I redeem my free birthday drink?

At Chatime, we are proud to offer all our valued members a free drink to celebrate their birthday! This can be redeemed at any T-Brewery during the entire month in which your birthday falls.

  • Membership cards must be registered to receive your FREE drink or Birthday offer.
  • The Birthday free drink offer is valid for the duration of your birthday month. For example, if your Birthday is 21st March, you can redeem your free Birthday Drink, anytime from 1st March-31st March.
  • The Birthday free drink offer can only be redeemed once during your birthday month. To redeem a free drink during your birth month, a valid photo ID with birth date & a registered membership card must be presented at the point of purchase.
  • The FREE birthday drink refers to one regular size Chatime drink, including one mix in. It excludes promotional drinks and mix-ins –  i.e. any item not listed on the Chatime permanent menu.
  • Membership benefits and discounts are available upon presentation of a valid membership card or an official form of identification. If you have typed in the wrong birthday on your account, please email [email protected] with a scan/photo of your ID so we can verify your birth date and correct your details in our system. Please note all customers are required to show their ID when redeeming their birthday drink.

Employment

How do I apply for a job?

We are glad you are enthusiastic about joining our team!! You can fill out the employment form which can be found here: https://chatime.com.au/were-hiring/

What happens next?

If you are successful we will be in contact with you shortly. If you do not hear from us, we have not been able to locate a suitable position at this point in time.

 How old is the minimum legal age for employment?

The age you can start work generally depends on the state or territory that you work in.

Check what age you can start work by selecting your state from the list below:

  • Australian Capital Territory

There’s no set age for when you can start work. But if you’re under 15 there are limits to the type of work you can do and how many hours you can work.

  • New South Wales

There’s no age set for when you can start work.

  • Northern Territory

There’s no age set for when you can start work. But if you’re under 15, you can’t work between 10pm and 6am.

  • Queensland

If you’re 13 or older you can start work.

If you’re under 13, you may work in some circumstances including:

–  if you work in a family business

– if you work in the entertainment industry

– some forms of supervised employment are allowed such as deliveries and charitable collections.

  • South Australia

There’s no age set for when you can start work. But there are limits on the type of work you can do.

  • Tasmania

There’s no age set for when you can start work. But there are limits to the type of work you can do when performing in public and selling things in public places.

  • Victoria

If you’re 15 or older you can start work.

If you’re under 15 years of age, you may work in limited circumstances including:

– if you’re employed in the family business

– if you work in the entertainment industry.

– if you’re under 15 but older than 13, you may work with your parent’s permission where you have been granted a child employment permit. You can apply for a child employment permit at the Business Victoria website.

  • Western Australia

If you’re 15 or older you can start work. But if you’re under 15, you can only work some jobs with restricted hours.

Working during school times

If you wish to work during school times, you must be of the minimum school leaving age.

Each state and territory has their own minimum school leaving age:

State ACT NSW NT SA TAS QLD VIC WA
Age 15 17 15 15 16 15 16 15

Chatime Teas

How many kilojoules are in the teas?

We have tested our full range for kJ information, you can see the kJs displayed both on our in-store menus and on our website.

Are your products Halal?

Chatime products are not Halal certified. All our products are gluten and gelatine free, including our mix-ins. No animal products are used except for teas which have dairy in them and custard mix-in. We use full cream milk or cream and no artificial creamers.

Are your products suitable for vegans?

All our fruity iced teas are vegan friendly, as well as these frozen iced tea range flavours: mango, passionfruit, strawberry, guava and grapefruit. All our toppings (except the egg custard) are vegan friendly. Our pearls do not contain gelatine, they are made from tapioca, a starch made from the root of the cassava plant.

Are your products gluten and gelatine free?

All Chatime products are gluten and gelatine free, including our mix-ins.

Do you offer dairy free milk?

Alternative milks have grown in demand and it is an area we are reviewing currently. We are glad to let you know that we are looking into supplying soy milk to all of our stores in the near future. Check with the team at your local brewery who may be able to order it in for you.

Where can I find the nutritional value of the drinks?

At this point in time, you can see the kJ displayed both on our in-store menus and on our website.

What are the ingredients in your teas?

Due to the confidential nature of our recipes we do not disclose the ingredient listing for our teas. We are in the process of producing full nutritional breakdowns for our menu teas. If you have an allergen query we can let you know if the teas or mix-ins contain certain ingredients.

Do you have caffeine-free teas?

All our teas do contain caffeine, however, some of our drinks can be made without tea. If you ask the T-Brewery, they may be able to serve you a drink without the tea, which would mean it is caffeine free. This mostly applies to the drinks in our ‘Frozen’ Category as the tea content is smaller in those. Our more popular drinks, such as Pearl Milk Tea or Lychee Fruity Iced Tea are not available in caffeine free at present, but we are considering options for the future.

Sweetness

When I’m asked if I want to customise my sweetness level, what does this mean?

Chatime allows you to customise the additional sugar added to your flavoured Chatime. You can choose to have the standard recipe, half sugar, 30% sugar or no sugar.

Customisation of sweetness levels is not available for Guava flavoured drinks as there is no additional sugar added to these teas.

What sugar is used in Chatime drinks?

Our flavour syrups are derived from fruits and naturally contain fruit sugars.

The additional sugar used in Chatime drinks is a Fructose syrup. The amount of fructose added varies for each tea as some flavours are naturally sweeter than others (e.g. guava has no added sugar).

How many grams of sugar are used in Chatime teas?

The amount of total sugar used in our teas varies according to the ingredients used. We are currently reviewing the nutritional breakdown of our teas (including the grams of total sugar used) so we can provide this information for you.

In general, our standard teas contain 28g of added fructose which is an equivalent of 361kJ.
** Based on average of 1oz sugar in teas.

An average Chatime has the same amount of added sugar as a full fat flavoured milk or energy drink (as per Sugar Content of Popular Drinks study: https://www.health.act.gov.au/sites/default/files/Fact%20sheets/Sugar%20Content%20of%20Popular%20Drinks%20-%20Considerations%20for%20Children%20in%20Sport.pdf)

You can choose to reduce the added sugar in your flavoured Chatime – just ask for half, 30% or no sugar!

Why can’t I order a quarter or 80% sugar anymore?

We amended our sugar choices to make the customer experience better for you. We know the customer experience becomes less enjoyable when our T-ristas are always asking too many questions around sugar so we have less options to reduce the time you have to wait in stores. We recommend you give half sugar a try, you might just prefer it!

What if I want extra sugar in my tea?

We don’t recommend extra sugar, but you may be able to get this at your favourite T-brewery if you ask (say pretty please with sugar on top!).

How many kilojoules are in the teas?

We have tested our full range for kJ information, you can see the kJ displayed for our standard teas both on our in-store menus and on our website.

We are currently reviewing the nutritional breakdown of our teas so we can provide this information for you.

How many kilojoules are there in a no sugar Chatime?

The nutritional information varies for each tea depending on the ingredients used. A full nutritional breakdown of our no sugar teas will be available shortly.

What does ‘regular’ sugar mean?

The standard recipe is optimised for flavour and may include some added sugar. When a T-rista asks if you would like ‘regular sugar’, this refers to the amount of added sugar in the original recipe.

If I order half, 30% or no sugar, what does this mean?

When you order half sugar, the amount of added sugar is reduced by half.

If you order 30% sugar, only a third of the added sugar will be used.

If you ask for no sugar, our T-ristas won’t add any additional sugar to your Chatime.

Packaging

Plastics Packaging

Chatime cares about our environmental footprint. We are reviewing the amount of plastic and types of packaging available to us. As you can appreciate, this is a long-term initiative, but we are passionate about sourcing the best quality products and packaging to give customers a premium experience.