Wellness begins with a cup of tea
At Karma Kettle, our mission is to have a positive impact on the body, mind and spirit of tea aficionados and future tea converts. We brew wellness, from the garden straight to your tea cup.
Tea isn’t just a beverage, it’s a way of life
We aim to evangelize teas as the wellness beverage that positively impacts lives around the world!
Our tea blends are a cup full of extraordinary
Our range of wellness teas, herbal tisanes, and single estate teas come straight from the garden to your tea cup. This means, you get to drink teas that are fresh! Our teas are 100% vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, contain no artificial additives or flavourings, and require no milk, sugar or artificial sweeteners.
Which is why our customers love us
We source exquisite ingredients such as fruits, flowers, herbs, spices, and seeds from destinations around the world to blend a range of certified organic teas and tisanes that burst with flavours, aromas, and finish.
Karma is in our DNA (Brand Note & Sustainability Initiative)
Deeply rooted in our company's DNA is "karma," the idea of oneness with the universe, about giving your best to the world, and the limitless possibilities of goodness within each one of us.
This ethos converts into action in 5 ways:
1) It translates into partnerships with single estate and small tea plantations, from where we source our teas. This helps support the livelihood of small farmers
2) We also support organically-cultivated tea plantations to source organic tea leaves. In 2018, we launched our first set of USDA, NOP, and ECOCERT France-certified organic tea blends to contribute towards the good fight against climate change
3) We actively encourage ‘slow consumption,’ which means moving away from faster and environment-damaging production cycles and releasing small batch teas.
4) Another important initiative is to eliminate the use of plastic for packaging the tea cartons and incorporate 100% compostable solutions. We have begun the transition to biodegradable pyramid tea bags.
5) We collaborate with not-for-profit artisan and women’s craft collectives to source handmade tea accessories and lifestyle products in order to support livelihoods while also championing India’s crafts heritage.
A little backstory: We began with 10 teas
Karma Kettle is an artisanal tea company based in Kolkata, India, founded by hospitality and F&B experts Priti Sen Arora and Dhiraj Arora. Our journey begins in 2015, in the hills of Darjeeling in eastern India, where the finest teas cultivated from grand cru estates are waiting to be transformed into delicious cups of tea. What inspired us to begin this journey was an incredibly simple yet astounding mission: to bring fresh gourmet teas straight from the tea gardens to the kettle and cup.
We worked directly with tea plantations in Assam and Darjeeling to source fresh teas that were packaged in our beautiful tin boxes and offered through our cafe and retail space in Kolkata. We began with just 10 tea blends. Today, we have more than a 100 tea varieties available across e-commerce portals (Amazon, Flipkart, Tata Cliq) and specialty retail outlets and cafes, as well as airport kiosks. What encourages us everyday is the belief that tea is a vital beverage that has a positive impact on the body, mind and spirit.
Each exquisite blend crafted by our certified master blenders and tea tasters. Our gourmet ingredients (think matcha powder, butterfly pea flower, ginseng, rhododendron flower, saffron, lavender, seabuckthorn, and cockscomb) are blended with green tea, black tea, oolong tea, white tea, and as pure tisanes to brew teas that have a host of health and wellness benefits. Our specialty teas also include Ayurvedic super herbs such as brahmi, ashwagandha, tulsi, galangal, and sage that are known for their healing, restorative benefits.
We procure these unusual ingredients from around the world as well as from single estate tea plantations and small farmers operating in the tea valleys of Assam, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Nagaland. It’s like traveling all over the world on adventurous voyages through cups of teas!
Since 2020, we have taken on another challenging yet incredibly important mission: to embark on the path of sustainability in sourcing, production and packaging teas. We have already transformed our packaging by slowly shifting to biodegradable pyramid tea bags and aim to replace plastic packaging in our tea boxes.
Tea drinking is a vital habit in every culture around the world but it is also accompanied by some mesmerizing preparation and pouring rituals. We wanted our customers to have access to some of these incredible moments at home and have collaborated with artisans in India to craft limited edition gift boxes, tea accessories and teaware, all available at the click of a button on our website.
Our intention is to serve up teas that soar with your imagination and for you to brew a perfectly splendid cup anytime of the day.
In lieu of the COVID PANDEMIC, here are some of the Safety measures we have implemented to ensure utmost care is taken in maintaining Hygiene and Safety