Restocked and Ready
Hello, Friends of The Mala Market!
EVERYTHING IS BACK IN STOCK!
The slow boat from China has arrived and we are welcoming back our handmade, 3-year Pixian doubanjiang, as well as Hanyuan Sichuan pepper, green Sichuan pepper and er jing tiao chilies. That means our pantry collections are also back in stock, including the Starter and Super Mala collections, the Premium Sichuan Pantry Collection and the long-absent Sichuan Pepper Sampler.
Plus, we are welcoming a new member to The Mala Market family: America's first premium, cold-pressed Sichuan Pepper Oil, made by Yaomazi, China's largest and most esteemed maker.
We were biting our nails on this shipment, since it was on the ocean and due to land in port right as the trade war ramped up and Trump increased tariffs to 25% on Chinese sauces, among many other products. Our shipment arrived into the NY port just one day before the increase and hadn't cleared customs, but, fortunately, the new tariffs apply only to shipments leaving China after that date, not those in transit. We dodged a trade war bullet. For now.
We want to thank you for your patience over the month-plus while our cupboard was nearing bare. It's hard for a boot-strapped start-up to know how much inventory to bring in at any one time, but we're learning! There's always a trade-off between bringing in products via air at super-high cost or by ocean at super-slow speed. We will continue to use air after the fall harvest but will opt for ocean for the spring shipment so that we can keep costs and prices down.
Happy summer to all,
🌶Taylor & Fongchong 🌶
The Mala Market
A Mother-Daughter Venture
P.S. Fongchong and I will soon head to NYC for a long-planned business (read: eating) trip to celebrate her graduation from high school. We hope you'll stock up soon, as we will be closed from June 10-24. Any orders placed during that time will be filled as quickly as possible upon our return.