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We make the most kick-ass tea blends with all new packaging. Flavors include Green Nirvana and Rose Chai. Hand-made in Brooklyn.

How does Kickstarter work?

Support us by clicking the "Back This Project" button. Enter your generous donation and select the appropriate reward. Kickstarter accepts Amazon payments. We have 30 days to reach our goal. If within this time we get 1K, then your card gets charged with the amount you selected and we ship the rewards you picked. If by January 9th we collect less than 1K, then nobody gets charged and we cry in our pillows.

Why do we need the money?

New packaging only comes in cases of 1000 pouches. Go big or go home.

These Natural Kraft Foil Stand Up Zip Pouch are the perfect packaging for our tea. Made out of a three layer construction consisting of Paper/AL/LLDPE. The LLDPE & AL provide the ultimate barrier protection against UV lighting, moisture, and oxygen. The addition of natural kraft paper to the laminate gives these stand up pouches a unique texture and appearance. Zip closures and tear notches are available on each of these stand up pouches giving them a resealable feature. Best of all this is made in the USA.

All the pouches will be sealed with the Hand Held Heat Sealer. Already know we that which we need. 

Rewards

Gaia Tea Cup is included in all $45+ Tiers. Cups made from durable ceramic.

Gaia Tea T-Shirt is included in all $80+ Tiers. T-Shirts made from Organic Cotton. Available in sizes S - 2XL, both men's and women's.

ROSE CHAI

Ingredients: Assam black tea, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cloves, Cardamom, Rose buds.

For the perfect cup of Rose Chai tea infuse one tea bag in 12 oz of freshly boiled water, brew for 5 to 9 minutes. Serve with raw sugar and milk.

Assam
Assam tea is a superior kind of tea grown in the Eastern Himalayas, where the Indian mountains meet China and Myanmar. Black tea antioxidants, like polyphenols, scavenge your body for free radicals to neutralize them and may even repair their damage.

Cinnamon
Cinnamon is a small tree that grows in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Brazil, Vietnam, and Egypt. Cinnamon improves circulation and energy flow, it circulates energy to the rest of the body and is thought to have a warming effect. Several studies suggest that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, cure common cold, boost memory and cognitive function and cure headaches and migraines.

Ginger
Ginger root is effective in reducing nausea and also may be useful in reducing the pain, stiffness, and immobility of arthritis. Ginger may even improve some cases of constant severe dizziness and vertigo. It also helps relieve migraine headaches.

Cloves
Cloves are the dried flower buds of the clove tree, an evergreen tree that grows in tropical climates. They are stimulating and have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic properties. They are also a natural anesthetic (due to the eugenol oil) which is why they were often used for dental procedures in centuries past and are still used in some cultures to remedy toothache. Cloves are a great spice to heal ailments of the digestive system.

Cardamom
Elletaria cardamomum from the Zingiberaceae(ginger) family hails from India. Ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Arab cultures were equally fond of the spice. Cardamom helps in cleansing the body as it has detoxifying properties. It improves blood circulation to the lungs and is beneficial for those suffering from various kinds of respiratory allergies.

Rose buds

In tea they are known to uplift the nervous systems, relieve insomnia, depression, and fatigue as well as a treatment  for other stress related conditions. In addition they help the circulation of blood, keeping your heart in healthy condition.

GREEN NIRVANA

Ingredients: Sencha green tea, Chamomile, Spearmint, Lavender, Rhodiola.

For the perfect cup of Green Nirvana tea infuse one tea bag in 12 oz of freshly boiled water, brew for 3 to 5 minutes. Serve plain or sweetened.

Green Tea
The powerful antioxidants in green tea have been shown in recent studies to fight viruses, slow aging, and have a beneficial effect on health. An antioxidant found in green tea is at least 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E at protecting cells and DNA from damage. A few benefits of green tea include reducing high blood pressure, lowering blood sugar, and lowering cholesterol.

Chamomile
Chamomile is an herb that comes from a flowering plant of the daisy family. It is a wonderful remedy for insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, and migraines. The most well-known benefit of chamomile is as sleep aid. It is known for its relaxing and soothing properties and is often taken before bed to promote restful sleep. Chamomile also has immune boosting properties and helps in the fight against colds.

Spearmint
Spearmint takes its name from its crinkled leaves, which resemble the shape of the blade of a spear. Spearmint cures headaches, provides relief to people suffering from sore throat, and heartburn.

Lavender
Lavender flowers are added to tea formulas for a pleasing, soothing aroma; the tea is sipped throughout the day to ease nervous tension. Lavender has a mildly sedating action and is a weak antispasmodic for muscular tension, specifically relaxing the large muscles in the back. Lavender is also used in herbal remedies for respiratory issues.

Rhodiola
Rhodiola is proven to maximize energy, fight the effects of stress and aging, sharpen memory and concentration, ease anxiety and depression.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our biggest challenge is our commitment to quality. All of our tea bags are made by hand. That includes measuring tea, spices and flowers individually into each tea bag. Then hand sealing the tea bag. In the future we plan to streamline this process, but for this Kickstarter we are sticking to the classic way of making the best bag of tea. You simply can't find this level of quality anywhere.

Gaia Tea is a small team of dedicated people. But we are no shipping conglomerate. To handle a large amount of Rewards we are using Cafe Press to take care of shipping. Cafe Press is the best service out there for custom T-shirts and Cups. The tea pouches will be shipped using Priority Mail from USPS, we want you to get your awesome rewards the fastest way possible.

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    TEA BEGINNER: A big thank you from our team and your name will be listed on our website as a proud backer of Gaia Tea. Also you will be entered into all future giveaways.

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    TEA FAN: You will receive a sample of Rose Chai or Green Nirvana before anyone else gets one. As well as a big thank you from our team and your name will be listed on our website as a proud backer of Gaia Tea.

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    TEA CONNOISSEUR: You will receive the official Gaia Tea T-Shirt, Cup and the Rose Chai or Green Nirvana tea box. As well as a big thank you from our team and your name will be listed on our website as a proud backer of Gaia Tea.

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    TEA COLLECTOR: You will be part of a unique tea membership club. For one year, you will receive 2 new samples of one blend each month. Also you will receive the official Gaia Tea T-Shirt, Cup and the Rose Chai or Green Nirvana tea box. As well as a big thank you from our team and your name will be listed on our website as a proud backer of Gaia Tea.

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    TEA SOMMELIER: You will collaborate with our tea chef to create your own custom tea blend. This includes you picking out your favorite ingredients and coming up with the name. Your blend will be sold on our store from then on. Also for one year, you will receive 2 new samples of one blend each month. Plus you will receive the official Gaia Tea T-Shirt, Cup and the Rose Chai or Green Nirvana tea box. As well as a big thank you from our team and your name will be listed on our website as a proud backer of Gaia Tea.

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    TEA BOSS: Gaia Tea will cater a very special tea tasting for 6-8 people. Including French pastries, gourmet chocolates, fresh berries and our finest tea blends (Rose Chai, Green Nirvana, Macaroon Rooibos). Only available in the NYC area. Also for one year, you will receive 2 new samples of one blend each month. Plus you will receive the official Gaia Tea T-shirt, Cup and both Rose Chai and Green Nirvana tea boxes. As well as a big thank you from our team and your name will be listed on our website as a proud backer of Gaia Tea.

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    TEA LIKE A BOSS: Gaia Tea will send everything you need for a special tea tasting. Including 1 Bamboo Handle Glass Teapot & Glass Cups Set. 1/2 Pound of Handmade Candied Almonds. 4 Containers of Organic Loose Tea, 30 servings each of Himalayan White, Russian Caravan, Tropical Jasmine, and Strawberry Puerh. Also for one year, you will receive 2 new samples of one blend each month. Plus you will receive the official Gaia Tea T-shirt, Cup and both Rose Chai and Green Nirvana tea boxes. As well as a big thank you from our team and your name will be listed on our website as a proud backer of Gaia Tea.

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