love for tea, land & people
The word “gava” originates from the Badaga tribal community in the Nilgiri Hills of Southern India. “Gava” means “love” or “caring”, which perfectly describes the essence of the tribal people. Badagas are known for their unique customs, incredible hospitality and a century-long tea growing tradition. Guests are always treated with great respect and – you guessed it – a cup of chai. At GavaTea, we invite you to experience the unique culture of the Nilgiris and to share our love for its tea, land and people.
Our mission is to bring you high quality tea that is grown sustainably, plucked carefully, processed thoughtfully, delivered speedily and enjoyed cheerfully. Our teas are handpicked from a single estate and never blended, so each batch retains a unique flavor profile. We don’t take shortcuts, but if we do, it’s to deliver our tea straight from the garden to your doorstep.
So, make yourself at home and enjoy a fresh cup of gava.
our promise to you
our teas are grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Check out our organic collection
the FairTrade premiums support the tea workers, their families and the local communities
we love our customers and treat them as a family, from the very first sip
only the best quality tea
Many tea brands combine the tea leaves of multiple gardens into their final product. By sourcing our the from single gardens allows us to better control the quality of the tea. Many of our teas are organic and FairTrade, which supports the workers and their families.