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Fresh tea directly from the source

tea is our specialty

At GavaTea we strive to be an ambassador of the Nilgiris tea to world.

We explore, taste and curate delicious, fresh and unique teas from the local estates.

We know our tea growers personally and ship fresh tea to you directly from the gardens – no middle men.

our tea collections

Our tea collections feature the freshest and the finest single origin teas from the estates in the Nilgiris region of South India.

Nilgiris tea is characterized by a unique aroma, flavor and taste.


our difference

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sourced from a single estate

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fresh from the garden to your cup

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premium quality and taste

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sustainably grown and produced

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no middle men

from our blog

Running at the altitude of everything

Whether you are trying to escape the heat and hustle of the city, looking to new hiking trails or planning a honeymoon, there isn’t really a bad time to visit the Nilgiris. Mornings are always pleasant and the afternoons hardly ever get uncomfortably hot. True,...

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Nilgiris – the Blue Mountains

The Nilgiris District is in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. There are many theories how Nilgiris (English: Blue Mountains) got their name. It may be due to the bluish color of the valley during the early morning hours before the haze has lifted, or due to the...

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10 steps to beat the cold in the new year

Happy New Year! Hope 2020 has been off to a good start for you! It’s been sort of a tradition that I get a head cold on January 1st. Lack of sleep over the holidays has a lot to do with it, but the moment the clock turns midnight and the calendar flips to the new year...

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OOTYULTRA – an epic blend of tea and running

Merry Christmas to all! In case you missed the announcement, GavaTea is now the proud title sponsor of the OOTYULTRA endurance race! We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of this epic event! I know you may be curious: how did it come about? why running and tea? ...

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What happens in India doesn’t stay in India! One of the reasons I like visiting Ooty, my husband’s hometown in India, is because I can run in the most beautiful setting on the planet! Winding mountain roads framed by tea bushes, sounds of music coming from the temple...

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Our Fair Trade Partners

Our partners, United Nilgiri Tea Estates Co. Ltd (UNTE), are Fair Trade Certified tea gardens located in South India who has greatly benefited from FairTrade. Thanks to their Fair Trade premiums, UNTE has been able to help fund the higher education of...

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Our Fair Trade Initiatives

“Fair Trade helps tea farmers and workers gain access to capital, set fair prices for their products, and make democratic decisions about how to best improve their business, their community and their tea”.Why is choosing Fair Trade tea so important? Whether you crave...

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September reflections

Gavatea offers a handpicked selection of the freshest and the finest teas from the Nilgiris region of South India. Our tea collections feature organic and fair trade single-origin teas from the local estates. Tea produced by the tea estates in Nilgiri offers a unique...

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