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Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana (Gorreana Tea Plantation)

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Address: Maia, Sao Miguel 9625, Portugal
Phone Number: 296 442 349
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Time for tea

Interesting place with lots of old (English) machinery and old practices. All chemical-free so very eco.Good coffee shop too (not may around) and very nice tea. A good place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Firstly, the plantation is very picturesque however if you are travelling with children or elderly guests, before making any plans for a visit here, I would first contact the plantation and ask if the dangerous wild dogs are still roaming free. My experience: Upon entering the building, two harmless looking dogs ran towards me then immediately started biting their sharp... More 

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Interesting place with lots of old (English) machinery and old practices. All chemical-free so very eco.Good coffee shop too (not may around) and very nice tea. A good place to stop on a rainy day or at any time.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I came to visit since it was on my way. Like people say, its a bit strange, you just enter the place and do a self walking tour. You can see the machines (which didnt work at my time) and then walk to the plantations. Its the only plantation in Europe ... but it seems like the tea bushes are... More 

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Oeiras, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The best thing is the free tea. There's no guided tours, so you can go along the factory and watch the old machinery. It was odd to see a little tip box next to the women working at a table. You can try the different kinds of tea for free, just get a cup and fill it.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It's worth a visit. You can try all of their tees (3 kinds of black tea and one green) for free! The tea plantation is also very nice. If you have the time I recomend visiting both plantations. It is also the best place to buy the tea (much cheaper than in any other shop)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A tea factory that uses machinery and procedures from the 19th century. Very interesting, especially if you are a tea lover. The tea is nice and they will serve all the tea you can drink for free. If you want to buy tee is also very cheap.

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Split, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

In my opinion this place is not interesting enough to go to Gorreana only to visit the factory. But if you happen to be near it it is worth a short visit. Picturesque tea bushes and machinery once used as well as contemporary ones ... Nice views, enjoyable short break with a cup of tea!

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Miller Place, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Cha Gorreana Tea Plantation and Trail is a great place to visit. We started by visiting the museum on a self guided tour - We walked in expecting a tour and everyone just ignored us and kept working and finally some just said to walk around. You're right in the workings of the tea processing. At the end they... More 

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West Hartford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed touring the tea plantation. Really interesting. The tea itself is delicious and I was kicking myself for not buying more while there. We also hiked up through the plantation to the top of the hill for some great views.

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Lambton Shores, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Seeing this plantation and factory is like entering a museum . The photographs ,the videos and exhibits of the machinery for processing the tea are so interesting . The history of the plantations is also interesting .I enjoyed seeing processing and packing of the tea. I loved sampling several different flavours .I brought home several packages of the tea and... More 

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