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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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At the end of the day we were very well received and could make a tour, receiving all the explanations. Also had a nice cup of tea. The staff is very kind. We also had the chance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent place! I'm admired as it had so few visitors. They have an area showing their old machines for making the tea that could be better explored, no-one is there to help or guide, although there is a small room with a video explaining it. they also allow you to drink free tea from their plantations. This way you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

When you arrived, don't wait a guide. You are your own guide... which is good because it gives you the chance to explore the factory in our own way. In the end of the tour, you can drink and taste a good cup of many tea flavours of Gorreana. Enjoy it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

At the end of the day we were very well received and could make a tour, receiving all the explanations. Also had a nice cup of tea. The staff is very kind. We also had the chance to collect some tea plants, which are now in our garden.

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Thoiry, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This tea plantation has an interesting short visit of its working machinery for processing tea. Free tea samples, all their teas are light compared to black teas from Ceylon or India but that is just how they come out in the Azores. Very picturesque with views on the tea plantation with its winding rows of tea bushes. There is also... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Nice family business that you can visit, special because it's the only (self-acclaimed) location across Europe for growing and producing tea without any biological or chemical pesticides. There is a short promotion video, a self-guided tour and free teas and ice tea to try. All in all nice but not worth a big detour.

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Smithfield RI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

First time I had visited a tea plantation, unfortunately it was a holiday so we didn't get to see the process of harvesting and preparing the leaves for packaging. They do have information posted and samples to try of there products. Also a store where you could buy the various tea products.

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Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Simple place, free entry. I love that they use old machinery. I highly recommend their ice-cream! Delicious and cheap too!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Nice stop on tour driving around the island. Interesting tour of traditional tea making methods. Also have nice snacks and ice cream... and tea of course :-)

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Kuopio, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

It's free to go around the teafactory while they are manufacturing the tea. There is also lots of old teamachines there. At the end of the round in a factory (which didn't cost a thing) there is opportunity to taste every teatastes they are manufacturing. And for free of course. There is also teashop where man can buy teas, icecream... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We decided to take a tour of the tea factory which is free to do. they offer free tea of each kind that is grown at the plantation. The kids were amazed at how the process was done and seeing the machines operate. This tour only takes about 15 to 20 minutes of your time. There is an area to... More 

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