Your 6-tea sampler will ship right away, unless you select another shipping option. If there is a week or more left of the month when it arrives you will receive your next shipment the first week of the following month. If not we will hold it a week to give you time to rate your teas. All following shipments will arrive the first week of the month. Subscriptions renew on the last day of the first month and the 15th of each following month.