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.
sourced from a single estate
fresh from the garden to your cup
premium quality and taste
sustainably grown and produced
no middle men
from our blog
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,...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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? ...read more
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...read more
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...read more
“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...read more
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...read more
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