Avanova & RealiTea - the little world of lovely things.
We love hand made jewellery, interior decoration and fashion accessories. Our strong ties with Vietnam shine through at every corner of our concept.
We also love good tea, that's why you not only can buy a variety of nice teas from China, Vietnam and India, but also order a pot of tea in our small, but cozy shop. Hey, as a tea person you may even take away a cup of your choice of fine leaf tea. This is why we consider ourselves rather a tea house than anything else.
Of course we also have homemade Bubble Tea, Chai Latte, Matcha and other trendy and delicious drinks on the menu - a menu that changes with the seasons, so don't expect the same speciality every time.
Quite rare in a city like Salzburg, where many coffee shops cannot even elevate themselves over the traditional dark and bitter coffee brews that did not change at all during the past decades.
Speaking about coffee - as you may know from older articles, such as My Coffee Adventure, I used to work quite closely with the speciality coffee scene in Vietnam back in the day. So I am very happy to be able to offer good coffee at RealiTea as well.
At the moment we use lightly roasted Cuban Arabica beans - Altura Lavado - to prepare most of our espresso based drinks. What a beautiful smooth taste!
So without further ado - drop by, enjoy your favourite drink and check out beautiful handmade fashion accessories in a cozy atmosphere.
Avanova & RealiTea Online Shop
Finally we opened our little online shop for the European market - fashion jewellery made of natural horn, hand-woven bags made of sustainable straw or state-of-the-art plastic material for longevity. As well as the one or another fashion accessory to complement your unique style.
Here you find jewellery from Austria and around the world. Basically anything that we like and that fits the Avanova style. From simple to complex, from geometrical to bohemian, from tasteful to crazy and from vintage to modern.
We simply love art and jewellery, especially art in jewellery.
We are specialized on hand made jewellery of natural horn. Horn is a great material and I will talk about it in further articles. Our horn jewellery is manufactured in small, family-run businesses we know in person.
Designed with love and sourced in a fair way, our horn products are a must have in any natural style wardrobe. Because this is what we love: Sustainable, fair trade products from natural materials. The foundation of what we think fashion should be.
Enjoy browsing the Avanova online shop!
This necklace is made of natural horn from cows and buffaloes, assembled together to reach a beautiful contrast that makes this piece suitable for dark clothing as well as combined with a light outfit. The chain is about 86 cm long and weighs just about 47 grams.
Currently our range contains two types of hand bags: Some made of natural water hyacinth straw, a very sustainable material and the resulting bags really fit with vintage style, boho outfits and traditional costumes alike.
The other type of hand bag we feature is hand-woven of colourful and extremely robust stripes of plastic. One might say plastic is not sustainable, however I need to contradict:
- These bags are mostly made of recycled polypropylene.
- They are extremely robust and can last for years.
- And even when they outlived their use as bags, they can still be used as lovely, colourful flower pots for example.
|Unveiling the Rich History, Health Benefits, and Modern Applications of Matcha|
Matcha, a vibrant and powdered green tea, has gained popularity in recent years for its unique flavor and remarkable health benefits.
Our menu changes with the seasons, so best would be you check out the blackboard behind the counter. However, many of our drinks will be available throughout the year.
|Green Thai Bubble Tea|
The new favorite of many regulars is our homemade green Thai bubble tea - a chilled treat with a special fragrance.
|Hand embroidered hair accessories|
While the spring flowers are blooming in the forest and in the garden, our shop is in full bloom too! Hand embroidered, floral hair accessories from our partners in Vietnam.
|Tadu: Turning old jeans into trendy fashion items|
Tham and her progressive label Tadu Bag are right on time to lead towards a bright and cool fashion epoch. In this story I want to tell you how she escaped the daily grind and stepped on the adventurous path of slow fashion.
|Gastro wrote about RealiTea|
Even though I published a few stories in magazines in the past, it is always a delight to appear on the papers myself!
|The stunning art of the Hmong people|
The Hmong are highlanders from the North of Vietnam. Their traditional costumes follow an old and very complex formula of weaving, indigo wax batik and embroidery. Knowledge passed on through generations.