Online shop offering premium quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Portugal and California, imported balsamic vinegars, herbal teas, honey & artisanal salt. Occasionally, specially curated handcrafted and vintage items from Portugal are also available, as well as fine art prints.
Hi, I'm Nuvea - the owner and founder of Casa Nuvea Olive Oil & Tea Shop and a visual artist/educator. A background in education and the arts, a lifelong interest in cultural heritage, and a love of nature led me to purchase and restore a small homestead in rural Portugal and eventually start a tiny company inspired by a more holistic lifestyle.
Living in California has enabled me to explore an incredible range of landscape and I've been lucky to have had the opportunity to learn about the surrounding native plants and their uses from many skilled teachers. I'm fascinated by the blending of this "new" world with the old, mixing ancient olive oil recipes from the Iberian peninsula and beyond, to soothing herbal tea blends made from local, native plants I can grow in my garden.
I'm a lifelong learner and in oder to provide the best quality products and services, I continue to pursue both formal training and self-directed study in several areas related to my business. This include the sensory evaluation of olive oil and honey, along with plant-based nutrition, mindfulness, and alternative healing arts including herbalism, aromatherapy, yoga, animal reiki, flower essence therapy and equine assisted learning.