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Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana (Gorreana Tea Plantation)

Maia, Sao Miguel 9625, Portugal
296 442 349
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Ranked #21 of 44 Activities in Sao Miguel
Type: Farms, Factory Tours, Ranch & Farm
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Toronto, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We did a tour of the Gorreana Tea Plantation as part of a shore excursion with Amazing Tours. They showed us the equipment that is used to process the tea as well as explained to us the difference in the processing between black tea and green tea. The difference between pekoe and orange pekoe tea was also covered. We then... More

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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

What a nice, healthy and very good surprise when I visited Gorreana farm and fields! I've learned a lot, enjoy myself, and I went for a walk through the fields of tea, watching the island and sea landscape. Drinking green tea for free :-)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We drop by on our last day on the island. There are some old machineries and still use hands for packing teabags. You can try their tea for free. Drinking a lot of tea myself,i think their tea is just ok. Especially green tea. But we enjoy the light pekoe tea. If you want to buy ,buy them at the... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A nice place to visit and learn the details on growing and producing tea. We had the chance to speak to one of the administrators and he was quite accessible and instructional, answering all the questions from Dulce who was very interested in taking with her some samples of the tea plants. And he actually gave her several and explained... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is a nice place to visit - to see old machinery and sample tea. We love tea and always order tea from different estates.The Orange Pekoe tea is excellent. It has such flavour and very delicate taste. We brought some tea home with us and when it was finished I found a supplier on Amazon from Portugal and ordered... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have been here twice and think it is an interesting stop that you cannot see everyday! It is a small little factory and our guide, Gary Travassos, took us there while we were on a day tour with him most recently with our grown daughter's family that included four boys aged 16 down to 7. They enjoyed seeing how... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It was interesting to learn how they make the tea, to see the old machinery and watch the workers. You can sample tea for free at the end and purchase tea, etc in the little store.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Actually that's not true, there are 2 tea plantations remaining in the Azores. And indeed in Europe. But this is the oldest. I think. Still, the tea they made and let us drink unlimited amounts of was amazing. Each type was noticeably different and healthy tasting and, despite having less caffeine than other teas, invigorating. We also found that the... More

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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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