Basically, "RealiTea" was referring to the fact that we use real, proper tea to prepare our bubble teas. But as we opened our little emporium, people started flocking in, asking for green tea, black tea, oolong tea and you name it. It was quite a challenging tast to explain to them that we didn't sell or even serve ... just tea.
Eigentlich bezieht sich "RealiTea" darauf, dass wir hausgemachtes Tee-Extrakt für unseren Bubble Tea verwenden.
However, for me these people delivered a highly welcome excuse to move into the direction of a tea house. Tea was favourite beverage for an extended period of time, until I started working in speciality coffee and my taste shifted towards coffee rather than tea.
Tea is an incredibly deep and versatile topic, so after refreshing my taste and knowledge, I started to collect a solid base of loose leaf teas from China, Vietnam and India. (I didn't include timestamps in this website, so let's say by the end of May '22 our foundation was set).
A pot of tea is a lovely thing, but it gets even lovelier when enjoyed together with a slice of homemade cake. You bet.
Our current tea sortiment
- Pai Mu Tan - China
- Mao Feng (Organic) - Vietnam
- Mao Feng (Bio) - Vietnam (the supplier labelled it as white tea, but I rather think of it as green tea - that's why I list it again under green)
- Yunnan Green - China
- Gunpowder "Temple of heaven" - China
- Sencha - Japan
- Sencha (organic) - China
- Jade snail of spring, Suzhou, Jiangsu
- Oolong - China
- Oolong, Lam Dong highlands, Vietnam
- Keemun (organic) - China
- Assam OP - India
- Darjeeling 2nd Flush, FTGFOP 1 - India
- Ceylon OP St. James - Sri Lanka
- Lapsang Souchong, Wuyi-Gebirge, Fujian
- Puer Mini Tuo Cha - China
- Shou (fermented) or sheng (unfermented) puer teas are available as pressed cakes or bricks at the shop, please talk to me for available options)
- Premium Matcha - Japan
The way of tea
Quite like my coffee adventure, the way of tea is a long and adventurous one. It starts with the growing areas, varietals, processing, classification, storage, over oxidation, fermentation and ripening (sheng pu er or white tea) all the way to the final brewing. A humongous amount of information that may keep you busy learning for a lifetime.
The plan goes like this: We keep a healthy base range of teas and slowly add interesting specialities step by step.
Running this cozy tea room for me is just another excuse for acquiring more knowledge in this highly interesting field. And maybe, maybe... visiting my beloved Xishuangbanna again, where the old father Mekong is just as wide as our river Salzach. Xishuangbanna, the cradle of all tea culture, even if back then I did not know it yet.
There is tea at the tea house! Here, our rather exclusive tea menu.
Usually we have one or two homemade chakes available, to enjoy with your tea or coffee.
|RealiTea, really good tea|
Welcome to RealiTea, where real tea creates a rich taste experience! Asian tea house and ethnic concept store, a match made in heaven.
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.
Matcha was created for medical purposes during the 6th century in China. However, when monks brought the powdered green tea to Japan, it became one of the most ritualized drinks in history.
Tue - Thu 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM ... Fri, Sat 8:30 AM - 07:00 PM ... Sun, Mon closed
|Avanova and RealiTea|
Avanova Design stands for handmade fashion jewellery, bags and accessories. Our physical shop RealiTea however is not only an ethnic boutique in Salzburg, but especially a tea house where you can enjoy a pot of excellent tea in our cozy corner.