Tey was a village in the territory of the Zangezur uezd of the former Yelizavetpol (Ganja) governorate, later in the former Mehri (Meghri) district, and present-day Syunik province.

The village was inhabited by 126 Azerbaijanis in 1873, 174 in 1886, 293 in 1897 and 425 Azerbaijanis in 1904. The Azerbaijanis were attacked, massacred or expelled from the village by Armenian armed formations in 1918. Only after the establishment of Soviet power in present-day Armenia, the inhabitants who survived managed to return to their historical and ethnic lands. The village was was solely inhabited by Azerbaijanis: 53 in 1922, 62 in 1926 and 81 Azerbaijanis in 1931. The Azerbaijanis were removed from the village due to collectivization and the village was abolished. At present it lies in ruins.

The toponym was coined on the basis of the word “tey” meaning “a hill” in Turkic.