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Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana (Gorreana Tea Plantation)

Maia, Sao Miguel 9625, Portugal
296 442 349
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Ranked #19 of 41 activities in Sao Miguel
Type: Farms, Factory Tours
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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As a heavy tea drinker I was thrilled to visit the Cha Gorreana Tea Plantation. The smell of the factory as you approach the building is amazing. You can see the original machinery still is use these days, and the hand picked tea leaves packaging room is like going back 100 years in time. Free tea to drink for visitors... More

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Lagoa, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Self guided tour around the tea factory. friendly staff and the opportunity to sample the teas. No entry fee.

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Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was looking forward to visiting Gorreana tea plantation as I am a tea drinker. My advice is to stop in if you are passing by but don't go out of your way to visit. I don't know if there are usually guided tours or not but there wasn't anyone to greet us when we got there so we just... More

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Wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Nice walk round plantation and trip round factory with sampling all free. Cafe has nice coffee and prices are cheap. Lovely view from cafe. Sell goods from factory plus a few souvenirs. Noticed the tea i bought was sold slightly cheaper at the market in Ponta Delgada but nice to buy in the factory it was produced.

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Wiarton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

There are two tea plantations on Sao Miguel, and we visited both. Gorreana is quite nice, it is more of a self guided tour where you walk throughout the processing plant on your own. Having already been to Cha Porto Formosa, we had a general understanding of the tea making process, which was beneficial for us during this visit. The... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We thought that on a dismal day (weather wise), our teenage sons would hate this trip...but they didn't! You simply walk in to the working plantation. There's a little route through the working machines as the tea leaves are 'processed' all through to a four women chatting away as they pack the tea bags... And the tea is delicious. This... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I enjoyed the visit to the tea factory. I think it is fantastic to have a place like this in Europe. The nice smell of tea plants hit you when you get in. It was interesting to watch the process of tea making with the old or should I say antique machines. I love the idea of producing tea without... More

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Oeiras, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is the only place in Europe where you can see a tea plantation in Europe, and it makes a very interesting visit. You can actually walk, on your own, through the plant as the tea preparation process is going on. This is one of the oldest plants and even from a amnufacturing and machine perspective it is very interesting.... More

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stopped off on our way to Furnas, and this was the second plantation we passed. There are good shady parking areas and the factory allows visitors to pass through many of the rooms. There's a cafe selling ice cream and drinks as well as a small shop for buying their tea. There are marked walking routes which climb through... More

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

An interesting place, you will see the process of tea making, taste their teas and ... find out that their ice-cream is much tastier. Anyway worth seeing if you pass by. I wouldn't come here on purpose, but as a stop-over it's a really nice experience.

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