GavaTea’s mission is to preserve the land and do good for its people while producing top-quality tea. By following the standards for Rainforest Alliance certification, we are contributing to a sustainable, diverse and thriving ecosystem in the Nilgiris region of India. Our efforts help to ensure employment, health and education programs for the families who help cultivate our teas.
Obtaining Rainforest certification is our humble step to making our products more sustainable, creating a better future for people and nature.
This little green logo is a symbol of hope, action, and progress and a way for us to tell the story about the good that goes into their products.
pillars of sustainability
better quality tea
soil and water conservation
protection of wildlife and forests
better returns for farmers
changing the way the world sources and consumes tea
- being a part of Rainforest Alliance supports our vision of a sustainability pathway based on continuous improvement, transparency, and shared responsibility between tea farmers and producers to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal
sustainability and responsibility
- promoting sustainable agriculture and improving farmer incomes through Rainforest Alliance Certified™ tea
better future for people and nature
- by choosing products that carry the frog seal, you are supporting farmers in taking steps to make their products more sustainable, creating a better future for people and nature
changing the way the world sources and consumes teabeing a part of Rainforest Alliance supports our vision of a sustainability pathway based on continuous improvement, transparency, and shared responsibility between tea farmers and producers to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal read more
sustainability and responsibilitypromoting sustainable agriculture and improving farmer incomes through Rainforest Alliance Certified™ tea
better future for people and natureby choosing products that carry the frog seal, you are supporting farmers in taking steps to make their products more sustainable, creating a better future for people and nature
what is Rainforest Alliance?
Founded in 1987, the Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity, develop and promote sustainability and foster the rights and welfare of workers, their families and communities. The Rainforest Alliance works at the center of business, agriculture and forests, towards a world in which people and nature can thrive together.
Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms meet comprehensive standards for that protect wild lands, waterways, wildlife habitat and the rights and well-being of farm workers. Workers on Rainforest Alliance Certified tea farms benefit from decent wages and housing, as well as access to safe water, health care and education for their children.
To learn more about the Rainforest Alliance, visit www.rainforest-alliance.org
GavaTea and Rainforest Alliance
Rainforest Alliance certification helps conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior with the goal of creating a world where people and the environment prosper together. The Rainforest Alliance helps farmers realize greater economic benefits by ensuring ecosystems within and around their operations are protected, and that their workers are well trained and enjoy safe conditions, proper sanitation, health care and housing.
The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ estates we work with use sustainable agricultural methods that protect the health of farmers, their livelihoods, their land and the surrounding waterways.
We chose Rainforest Alliance Certified tea because this program fits perfectly with our view of sustainability, sound stewardship of the air, water and soil; improving quality of life for farming communities and ensuring increased profits for farmers.
we thrive together
At GavaTea we want to contribute to a better world for people and nature. That’s why we buy tea from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. When you choose to drink GavaTea, not only do you taste the freshest, purest single estate teas, but you also do good for the land and the people behind the leaves.
By buying our tea you help contribute to better farming practices, fight against the climate crisis, conserve our forests, protect the human rights of farmers and workers, and improve their livelihoods.
How you can contribute to the Rainforest Alliance mission
Working with the Rainforest Alliance means maintaining the highest standards of quality while conserving biodiversity and protecting ecosystems, including soil, water and wildlife.
By purchasing our teas you contribute to a healthy environment and an improved quality of life for farm families in the Nilgiris. Farm workers get paid premium price for the leaf and enjoy safe working conditions, dignified housing, access to medical care and schools for their children. What a better way to say thank you!